Forética presents the Report ‘Health and Well-being 2030: Exploring the scope of the health footprint of companies’

  • Forética presents the Report ‘Health and Well-being 2030: Exploring the scope of the health footprint of companies’, at the III Business Forum: Health and Sustainable Development (SDG 3), organized within the framework of the Health and Sustainability Action Group
  • The Action Group -led by Forética and made up of 17 companies, led by Chiesi, Grupo ASISA, Microsoft and Quirónsalud- stresses the importance of investing in health and well-being, including a specific focus on mental health, in companies as a key tool for achieve a just transition, and ensure a healthy and well-being environment inside and outside organizations

The ‘Health and Sustainability Action Group’led by Forética and made up of 17 companies -led by Chiesi, Grupo ASISA, Microsoft and Quirónsalud-, presents the report ‘Health and Wellbeing 2030: Exploring the scope of the health footprint of companies’ within the framework of the III Business Forum: Health and Sustainable Development (SDG 3).

The importance of investing in health and wellness culture, including the specific focus on mental health, as a key tool to achieve a just transition, and ensure a healthy and well-being environment inside and outside organizations. Within the framework of the forum, the report that explores the corporate health footprintwith the aim that they can measure their contribution and move towards a greater impact on the health and well-being of the people around them.

Currently, the pandemic is estimated to have caused an additional 53 million cases of depression and is already the world’s leading cause of disability, according to research across 204 countries published in The Lancet. In this context, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), every dollar invested in the expanded treatment of common mental disorders, there is a return of 4 dollars in improved health and productivity.

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German Granda, Director General of Foreticsstates: “The current scenario highlights the importance of issues related to health and well-being, with a focus on mental health, as fundamental pillars for the happiness, prosperity and productivity of people, families and communities around the world. the world, and are the foundations on which sustainable economies are built. In this sense, health and well-being are key elements in the business transformation proposed by the ‘Vision 2050’ roadmap, recently presented by Forética within the framework of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. Health configures one of the nine routes of Vision 2050, establishing itself as a fundamental axis of business sustainability. For this reason, business action must work to improve its impact on the health and well-being of its stakeholders, acting to raise ambition in their goals, speed up action to get the best results and expand their alliances”.

The report presented highlights five key trends in the field of health and sustainability -with data that reinforce its importance, advances that have been made, and levers and initiatives that companies and organizations must promote-: mental health (the great ‘silent pandemic’), social health (the promotion of diversity, equality and inclusion), environmental health (environment and spaces for healthy living within planetary limits), occupational health (the integral and holistic well-being of the workforce) and collaborative health (the governance of well-being through public-private partnerships and multisectoral).

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“From the Action Group, we address the importance for companies to implement programs that ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being for employees -including mental health- in all operations and global value chains and, at the same time, , expand access to basic preventive services in places of employment. As key players in the economy, organizations are called upon to develop good business management by implementing programs that ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being for employees. employees (scope 1), promoting healthy lifestyles among its customers and consumers through its offer of products and services (scope 2); and safeguard health and well-being in its operations and supply chains and community in general (scope 3),” he highlights María Ordovás, Manager of the Health and Sustainability Action Group of Forética.

The III Business Forum on Health and Sustainable Development (SDG 3), has been broadcast live from the Servimedia television set, and has had the participation of Uta Jungermann, Senior Manager, Member Support & Global Network of the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)which has addressed the importance of the role of companies in the field of protecting the health and well-being of employees.

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In this forum, the leading companies of the Action Group have shared their vision, experiences and managementwhen talking about trinomial employees, customers and consumers in their own organizations, with the participation of Jens Muñoz, Public Affairs & Sustainability Officer of I asked; Mariángeles García, Director of the Occupational Medicine Unit of the ASISA Group; Samuel Marín, Account Executive – Healthcare de Microsoft; and Teresa Álvarez, CSR Director of Quironsalud. By the agency servimediaits General Director, José Manuel González Huesa, explained the challenges that the media are facing when reporting on health issues from a business angle, specifically on mental health, in the context of post-war reconstruction. COVID.

The ‘Health and Sustainability Action Group’, led by Chiesi, Grupo ASISA, Microsoft and Quirónsalud, also has a group of participating companies: Alsea, Grupo Antolín, ENAIRE, FCC, GSK, Ibercaja, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, Lilly, Mahou San Miguel, Mapfre, Navantia, Sanitas and Santander.

The Action Group will soon present a third edition of the ‘Observatory of Health, Well-being and Sustainability of IBEX 35 companies’, the first space to monitor the contribution of the business sector to SDG 3 and share good business practices in health and wellness.

You can download the report here ‘Health and Wellbeing 2030: Exploring the scope of the health footprint of companies’

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