Workwell Public Reporting Benchmark - Launch Event 2013

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BT Tower London

We hope you will be able to join us on Thursday 26th September for a breakfast event held on the 34th floor of the BT Tower to hear about the Public Reporting benchmarking and how organisations can get involved this year.

Companies have found it challenging to report consistently on employee issues, but BITC’s Workwell guidelines provide a much-needed structure. The essential principle is that as a company sets targets and measures an issue, it will start managing this issue better. Enhancing approaches to employee management is good for business. It improves employee wellbeing, helps attract the best talent and provides investors with increased confidence in a company’s management.

- Amanda Young,
Newton Investment Management
We hope you will be able to join us on Thursday 26th September for a breakfast event from 8:30-10:30am to hear about the Public Reporting benchmarking and how organisations can get involved this year.

This event is kindly being hosted by BT at the iconic BT Tower, London

Breakfast will be served and speakers will include:

  • Irwin Lee, Managing Director of Procter and Gamble UK and Ireland

  • Louise Aston, Workwell Campaign Director

  • Dr Paul Litchfield, OBE, Chief Medical Officer and Director Health, Safety & Wellbeing, BT

  • Dr Damien Marmion, Managing Director of Bupa Health Funding, Bupa

  • Justin Crossland, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

  •  Ian Richards, Head of Governance and Responsible Investment, Threadneedle Investments

  • Fionnuala O'Grady, Governance and Responsible Investment Analyst, Threadneedle Investments

Background to The Workwell Benchmarking

BITC’s Workwell benchmark was developed in response to research showing a positive link between strong people management and organisational performance, with FTSE 100 companies that have robust arrangements for reporting on employee engagement and wellbeing outperforming the rest of the FTSE 100 by 10 per cent. The benchmark also responded to investor demands for a standardised measurement of employee management that could inform their investment decisions.

Over the last 10 years, organisations have built their confidence in reporting key environmental and societal benefits through sustainability reports. Business in the Community is now encouraging more organisations to address the effective use of data to demonstrate responsible people practices

The Workwell public reporting benchmark is now in its second year, and is being kindly sponsored by Bupa and Towers Watson, with the report of last year’s results available for download here:

http://www.bitc.org.uk/our-resources/report/ftse-100-public-reporting-wellbeing-and-engagement

Entrance to this event is by invitation only, so if you are a FTSE 100 company or taking part in the benchmarking and would like more information please email. caroline.deacon@bitc.org.uk