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P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 13 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Making better lifestyle choices got a whole lot easier with the launch of the airline's new online healthy living tool the Wellbeing Portal. The portal includes information on health, exercise, nutrition, fitness and mindset. It works with colleague's individual details and goals to provide them with information to help them decide what changes they want to make to their lifestyle on a day to day basis. The wellbeing portal is hosted by a major UK health provider and any information shared is completely confidential. It also links to the airline's other wellbeing resources such as our Employee Assistance Programme and British Airways Health Service - providing a one stop shop for support and advice.
British Airways continues to encourage its staff and members of the community to engage in physical activity. We subsidise on site Fitness Centres at some of our larger work locations. Many hotels we use for our used crew layovers have gyms and swimming pools. There is access to a huge range of sports, activities and facilities through BA Clubs (supported and subsidised in a variety of ways by British Airways). Organised activities include most team sports, fitness classes, yoga, Zumba and many different dancing disciplines. Details of all activities can be found here http://www.baclubs.com/.
The British Airways head office at Waterside is set in 280 acres of parkland with a number of well signposted trails which staff are encouraged to use for walking and jogging. There are regular organised ranger guided walks and weekly runs.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
In 2013 BA was awarded both the Wildlife Trust Diversity Benchmarking Award and the Green Flag Award in recognition of our team of ranger's excellent work at Harmondsworth Moor in providing high quality green spaces that offer free and open access to the public.
Please estimate the number of your employees who participated in your workplace physical activity programmes over the last year and explain how you arrived at this estimate.
Has the number of your employees participating in your workplace physical activity programmes increased since last year? If unknown, please explain why.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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