The food and drink industry employs around 400,000 people
across the breadth of the UK. It has a proud record
of investing in its people – not only providing work for
successive generations but also in improving their lives.
Our commitment to workplace wellbeing
starts of course with health and safety and
occupational health, but goes way beyond that.
In fact it encompasses areas such as making it
easier for employees to make healthy choices
in staff facilities, encouraging physical activity
and the sense of community that can make it
easier for people to feel supported in making
Large companies recognise
that they can lead the way and support smaller
businesses by sharing facilities and learning
about what works.
Our sense of responsibility does not stop
at our workforce.
Manufacturers are also
committed to playing a positive role in their
local communities, by creating a wide range
of initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles
working in partnership with local organisations.
School breakfast clubs, walking buses, cookery
schools, sports competitions – the range
of innovative ways in which food and drink
companies are supporting local initiatives to
create healthier communities seems endless.
This work is vital if our industry is to continue
to thrive, and attract future generations to join
the ranks of those making some of Britain's
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Last reviewed: 03 Jan 2013