Mondelēz 2021 Snacking Made Right Report: Workplace Wellness
We are deeply committed to promoting the physical and emotional health and well-being of all our colleagues around the world.
Focusing on Holistic Well-Being
Furthermore, a more holistic internal campaign, The Right You program, is globally defined, but very much locally led, to ensure cultural relevance and engagement. So, while differing around the world, the local programs usually have a focus on physical and mental well-being and staying connected. Initiatives typically include:
- Lifestyle improvement programs, such as stress management, resiliency and resourcefulness training
- Mental health and mental illness resources and education
- Weight management, mindful snacking training and smoking cessation programs
- Fitness and/or sports facilities onsite, incentives for gym membership reimbursement and employee sports competitions and fitness challenges
- Health screenings and exams, including vaccinations and flu shots
- Healthier options and nutrition information in our cafeterias and canteens
- Health newsletters/intranet sites that offer health tips and work-life/flex time programs
Continuing to Make the Most of Flexible Working
We are committed to flexibility and see it as a competitive advantage. We've refrained from global policies or mandates, instead opting to empower local teams to chart their "new normal" that works best for them. In office time is designed to be purposeful and organized around collaboration. Many of our global offices have been reorganized to enable these ways of working.
With the backing of our people, we are focusing on a hybrid workplace solution that permits colleagues to work remotely and flexibly when appropriate, with our office spaces playing a bigger role in fostering connection and collaboration. This will enable better management of work and life for our colleagues, attract a broader and more diverse workforce, reduce environmental impact and improve productivity. In many ways, it is a winning way to work. Our Leadership Team has distilled our new way of working in our Flexible Working Pledge, which sets out three core principles:
- We trust each other to work flexibly and productively
- We show empathy, encouraging belonging and connection
- We are mindful of making space and taking time
We are committed to using technology to help our colleagues better integrate work and life now and in the future.
Optimizing Physical and Mental Health
We have always made the health and well-being of our colleagues a top priority. In 2020, with the majority of our office colleagues working from home, we developed a virtual care pack to provide help and guidance on managing wellness and working remotely. The virtual care pack includes tips and resources on key topics such as managing stress; collaborating better virtually; improving work-life balance; engaging with teams more effectively; and making the most of working flexibly.
Building on this good work, we ran a global Well-Being Weeks Campaign in May 2021, timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month. The four-week campaign was designed to provide the right tools and support to optimize our colleagues’ physical and mental health, and to help raise awareness of the expansion of our EAPs into 39 additional countries so we could offer EAPs to all our employees in 2021.
Each of the four weeks had a different focus: understanding your resources; growing your physical well-being; boosting your mental health; and making social connections. Activities and resources were tailored to each week.
During the campaign, colleagues attended wellbeing webinars on a range of topics, from Eating Your Way To Wellness to Developing A Healthy Sleep Pattern. The webinars were well-received. As one participant said, “Great session and there were of course a few hints and tips I had no idea about and now definitely plan to incorporate ASAP.”
As part of the program, we held our first global Workday Learning Campaign. There were eight topics, including well-being, mental health, resilience, financial wellness and tips for remote working. It was based on a 'pick and choose what suits you' approach with a mix of selfdirected internal courses, LinkedIn Learning offers, and YouTube Videos.
To keep the momentum going and to share well-being best practice and inspiration across regions, local well-being leads ran follow-up activities within their business unit, site or function during June and July 2021.
In our October Growing Here Week event, our CEO Dirk Van de Put was joined by Roberto Martinez, Belgium National Football Team Manager, to talk about how professional athletes need to stay physically and mentally fit. Our colleagues from offices around the world joined the session to hear how being mentally fit is just as important as being physically fit, even as a professional athlete.