SWHAP Achievement Award

Babcock wins award for Most Comprehensive Programme

In 2012, our Engineering business partnered with Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP) to set up a comprehensive workplace HIV and wellness management programme. Through the programme all employees have access to regular HIV and biometric screening, disease management and support services. HIV and wellness forums are held, where typically one topic is discussed in a brief awareness session after which testing maybe offered.

The programme has been a resounding success thus far and at the end of 2016 Babcock won the SWHAP Achievement Award for Most Comprehensive Programme. As part of the prize Mpho Matshane, General Manager – SHERQ, and Eugene Penny, SHE Risk Practitioner and Peer Educator, travelled to Sweden earlier in September to showcase the programme. They shared best practice and insights into the programme’s success during a wellness management seminar on “Fostering Healthy Workplaces” at the International Council of Swedish Industry, and participated in a workshop on the Swedish labour market model at IF Metall along with the SWHAP team.

"The benefits of the programme have improved morale and productivity" ~ Mpho Matshane, General Manager – SHERQ

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