Our commitment to healthy workplaces encourages employees to focus on their own health and wellness. We hold regular wellness lunchtime talks on a range of issues from mental health to healthy lifestyles. We invite a range of organisations from charities and wellness leaders to support our approach of being a health conscious workplace. We support a range of physical health activities including fitness classes, team activities and lunchtime mile walks.
Since 2016, we have been involved in the National Workplace Wellbeing day initiative across our operations.
We are aware of the challenges within our sector in relation to mental health and encourage a positive mental health approach across our organisation. We offer guidance and support both directly, through our SHEQ and Human Resources team, and indirectly through our Employee Assistance programme and partner charity organisations, to those who may need assistance. We aim to ensure employees have access to emergency contact numbers and are aware of who they can talk to, should they need a listening ear. We have hosted a number of lunchtime sessions and toolbox talks to drive conversation around positive mental health and in 2018 , launched our Ardmac Chorus to create awareness of the positive impact of music on mental health.
At Ardmac, we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across our industry. The construction industry is an attractive career option and we actively encourage all from an early age to look towards the industry as a career option. We support the Construction Industry Federation’s #BuildingEquality campaign which seeks to change ingrained perceptions of the construction industry and promote equality of opportunities for all. You can read stories about just some of the women in our business here: