Promoting Health and Well-being at Work

Policy and Practices

image of Promoting Health and Well-being at Work

Policies to promote employee health and well-being not only protect from occupational risks, but also provide benefits for individuals and employers. Unhealthy lifestyles, characterised by high levels of stress, sedentary behaviour and poor eating habits, affect the health of employees and negatively impact workplace productivity. Governments play a key role in promoting health and well-being in the workplace. This report analyses policy levers used by governments to incentivise employers to promote health and well-being at work in ten countries, including G7 countries and OECD countries in the Asia/Pacific region. These include regulation, financial incentives, guidelines, and certification and award schemes. The report also explores how governments can facilitate Environmental, Social and Governance investment to encourage health promotion at work.


Workplace‑based programmes to promote health and well-being

This chapter provides insight on why health and well-being programmes at the workplace are needed, lays out the motivations for employers to invest in programmes to promote healthy lifestyles among employees, and assesses the potential reach out of these programmes. Finally, based on 2020 survey data, it describes the type of health and well-being programmes implemented by employers.



This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error