FOSTERING A CULTURE OF WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
The health and safety of our employees is at the heart of what we do. While Jabil has always placed a significant focus on putting procedures and safeguards in place to help ensure the safety of our operations and our people, we’ve escalated our attention to other factors that contribute to employee well-being. This includes our focus on mental health; ensuring all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected; and providing opportunities and programs across all our sites for employees to focus on their health.
A shining example of this is the HERhealth (“Health Enables Returns”) program. Since 2009, Jabil has partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to integrate this program across several of our sites in Asia. With women comprising nearly half of Jabil’s global workforce, this program becomes even more impactful, as it provides essential health education and leadership training for women employees. It also gives access to critical health services and products to those who otherwise lack access and are more vulnerable to illness and disease.
As part of the HERhealth program, high-performing employees are chosen to participate in 12 to 18 months of training to become Peer Health Educators (PHEs). These selected individuals help sustain the program by continually educating others on topics such as healthy nutrition, personal hygiene, reproductive health and more.
Despite challenges stemming from the COVID-19 global pandemic, our Chengdu site relaunched its HERhealth program in early 2021. Since the relaunch, the site has conducted two training sessions for 80 health ambassadors on their journey to become PHEs. Following the first training session, these health ambassadors took to the frontline to share their health knowledge with more than 20,000 women employees through formal and informal training events supported by Jabil.
At other sites around the world, Jabil teams are demonstrating their commitment to wellness in the workplace by providing programs, education and resources to their colleagues. These activities and programs encompass various aspects of health and wellness, such as physical fitness, healthy nutrition, medical checks, good ergonomics, mental health and more.
Jabil Le Locle, Switzerland
The team in Le Locle created a walking/running group that regularly organizes walks on a nearby trail during the midday break or before or after a shift, keeping employees motivated through their personal fitness journey.
At the Mezzovico site, the team utilizes a tool to quantify and control ergonomic risk factors such as repetitive movements, awkward posture and forceful exertions, ensuring that employees are injury-free and in good physical health. In Guadalajara, the team encourages good mental health by ensuring all employees have access to a team of psychologists as well as educational webinars covering different topics related to emotional health. Additionally, the team in Le Locle created a walking/running group that regularly organizes walks on a nearby trail during the midday break or before or after a shift, keeping employees motivated through their personal fitness journey.
Jabil encourages all our sites to establish more wellness programs, recognizing that investing in employees’ health and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally is an important step in creating sustainable communities and economies.