Morrisons (Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc)
P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 December, 2011
Morrisons senior management have led the way in creating a culture where sport and physical activity are encouraged by taking part in the Great North Run in September 2011. We promote physical activity in a number of ways. Our colleagues have access to discounted membership of health clubs, we support initiatives such as 'Team Green British Bike Week' and we communicate opportunities to participate in physical activity. For example, at head office we have linked up with a local running club, which gives colleagues of all abilities a chance to get more active and boost their fitness with friends.In partnership with Save the Children we have a produced and shared with staff a 'fundraising calendar'. This identifies the major national events which provide opportunities for fundraising for our charity of the year, all of which revolve around physical activity, along with 'active' fundraising ideas such as sports tournaments and dancing competitions.Going forward we are looking to expand the opportunities available to colleagues to increase physical activity, such as fitness challenges and exercise classes for staff in head office.