One of the cornerstones of our staff policy is the sustainable use of competence, which includes a work-life balance that enables employees to enjoy a full working life. Wellness activities aim to prevent ill health, promote health and wellbeing and help staff find this balance.
In the SLU work environment policy, we set out the ambition to create a work environment that is safe and stimulating for all staff and students. This is done in different ways, including by promoting health and wellbeing. Wellness activities are one way of achieving this.
This concept covers more than exercise, diet, drinking habits, smoking etc. A good work environment with stimulating tasks, good colleagues and management are of significant importance to health, as are different kinds of cultural experiences. We are all responsible for our own health, for exercising, eating well, avoiding excessive drinking and smoking etc., but the employer is responsible for the work environment in general. Encouraging staff to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle is an expression of interest and concern. Experience also shows that wellness measures improve health and reduce the need for sick leave and rehabilitation.
SLU wants all employees, through various measures, to have the chance to look after their health and wellbeing.