Health and Well-Being Metrics in Business

Objective: Health and well-being (HWB) are material to sustainable business performance. Yet, corporate reporting largely lacks the intentional inclusion of HWB metrics. This brief report presents an argument for inclusion of HWB metrics into existing standards for corporate reporting. Methods and Results: A Core Scorecard and a Comprehensive Scorecard, designed by a team of subject matter experts, based on available evidence of effectiveness, and organized around the categories of Governance, Management, and Evidence of Success, may be integrated into corporate reporting efforts. Conclusions: Pursuit of corporate integrated reporting requires corporate governance and ethical leadership and values that ultimately align with environmental, social, and economic performance. Agreement on metrics that intentionally include HWB may allow for integrated reporting that has the potential to yield significant value for business and society alike.H ealth has long been recognized as central to sustainable development, and workforce health may be considered important to sustainable business performance. Protection of health through occupational safety and health programs and promotion of health through workplace health and well-being efforts stand at the heart of initiatives that attempt to optimize human and organizational performance. 1–3 Healthy and well employees are more productive, incur less medical care costs, have lower turnover rates, and higher levels of job performance. 1, 2 Based on these observations, it stands to reason that integrated reporting should include more information on health and well-being (HWB) in order to …

C Hajat, D Yach – 2017
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