health and wellbeing

Waste Authority gets clean bill of health in workplace wellbeing


Friday, November 25, 2016

A Liverpool-based organisation has achieved an ‘Excellence’ rating in five of the standards for its health and wellbeing programme.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has been recognised for its work in delivering positive health wellbeing initiatives to its Liverpool city centre staff after being assessed by Health@Work, the independent charity that looks to work with organisations to help create healthier and happier employees.

An official Certificate of Accreditation was this week presented to MWRA Chief Executive Carl Beer by Health@Work’s Sean Corcoran (see attached pictures).

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce. There are three levels to the Charter: Commitment, Achievement and the highest attainable level, Excellence. MRWA was assessed and accredited with ‘Excellence’ in five of eight standards of health & wellbeing: Leadership, Absence Management, Health and Safety, Smoking and Physical Activity.

In the other three standards – Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Healthy Eating – MRWA was accredited with an ‘Achievement’ rating.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Working with Health@Work we’ve developed our Health & Wellbeing programme which has included staff training, regular updates and briefings about health news, healthy eating initiatives and fitness challenges. This achievement demonstrates the continued hard work and commitment of the Authority in ensuring the health & wellbeing of its employees.”

Health@Work’s Sean Corcoran said: “It was great to re-accredit MRWA for the third time showing their commitment to the health & wellbeing of all staff, the evidence provided along with the staff interviews confirmed why MRWA has been able to reach such high levels in each of the standards within the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, five excellent and three achievements were gained which is amazing for the size of the organisation, congratulations and very well done.”

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Notes to Editors

Picture caption: (L to R) Jane Nolan (MRWA Business Services Officer, Sean Corcoran of Health@Work, Carl Beer (MRWA Chief Executive).

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, MRWA is the public facing name for Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, which is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.

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