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Airport strikes gold

18/03/2013

Aberdeen International Airport has struck gold with confirmation of the top Healthy Working Lives award.

The team have been given the accolade after a rigorous assessment process, and it builds on the bronze and silver awards achieved in recent years.

Achieving gold Healthy Working Lives is a major achievement for the team. It demonstrates the very best practise in encouraging healthy living amongst staff, offering opportunities and advice, and a commitment to providing a healthy work-place.

The submission also focused on the work done to support the nearby communities, and to encourage staff to volunteer and fundraise in their own communities.

Carol Benzie is the airport MD. She said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team and sends a strong signal about how much we value our staff. Placing an emphasis on the safety and well-being of all our teams is paramount, ensuring that ours is a work-place where people feel secure and happy as well as reducing absence and ultimately costs. To have our portfolio from bronze to silver and now up to gold also demonstrates that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to go the extra mile for our team.”

In confirming the award Sir Andrew Cubie, Chair of the Scottish Centre for Health Working Lives, said “It is the aim of Healthy Working Lives to make the improvement of health and well-being in the workplace an integral part of Scottish corporate culture and I am delighted that Aberdeen International Airport has contributed to this in such a positive manner.”  

The award follows confirmation of a Customer First accreditation this year, the first airport in the UK to achieve this, and commendation in the ‘Mental Health and Well-being’ programme which is also from Healthy Working Lives.

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