Healthy Workplaces

Leveraging Workplaces in the Fight Against Diabetes

Workplaces have long been validated as platforms for wellness advancement and chronic disease prevention through the work of the WHO, many U.S.-based workplace wellness programs, insurance companies, and the World Economic Forum. Through our pioneering Healthy Workplace efforts in India, Arogya World is making a sound investment in public health and global development.

We now have more than 100 companies in India who have earned recognition as Healthy Workplaces, spanning 2.3 million employees. This fulfills a 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment from Arogya World.

CGI 2013 Commitment Maker

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders to turn ideas into action. CGI Commitments to Action represent bold new ways that CGI members address global challenges—-implemented through new methods of partnership and designed to maximize impact. Commitments can be small or large, global or local. No matter the size or scope, commitments help CGI members translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results.

Several leading organizations have joined Arogya World as partners.

In 2016, we started a Platinum Healthy Workplaces program, our highest level, to shape the culture of companies to become data-driven around the health and wellness of their employees.

We are grateful to our 2018 Healthy Workplace2017 Healthy Workplace2017 Platinum2016 Healthy Workplace2016 Platinum2015 Healthy Workplace2014 Healthy Workplace, and  2013 Healthy Workplace winners for their efforts to fight non-communicable diseases and protect their employees.


Healthy Workplace Criteria

Criteria that mark a workplace in India as “healthy” were developed in 2012 by Arogya World with the input of multiple stakeholders. These Healthy Workplace criteria, co-created with industry, are organized into 4 levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum—and include establishing a work-life balance and shifting mind-set metrics, in addition to a workplace no-tobacco-use policy and easy access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. See the full Healthy Workplaces Criteria.

After companies formally apply for the award, a 3-person assessment team visits the site to score each company’s activities and confirm award levels. Healthy Workplaces are recognized at an annual award event, and in newspaper ads congratulating them on their achievements.

Platinum Level

This invitation only effort is our highest Healthy Workplace level and recognizes companies for tracking employee health data. Gold level is a pre-requisite for companies to be invited to apply. The applications are scored for leadership and commitment to health, data on employee engagement, health program participation and health outcomes. We have recognized 29 companies at the Platinum level through 2018.

Mental Health@Work

In collaboration with One Mind, we are showcasing and encouraging companies in India to do more for mental health. We held a half day session on mental health in the workplace at the 2018 Annual Healthy Workplace Conference & Award Event.

Case Studies

We just released two case studies of our Healthy Workplaces in India doing extraordinary work to improve mental health in the workplace. Each has tackled and successfully deployed mental health programs across their large workforce (>100,000 employees).