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With 15 million people employed, the health and wellbeing of the South African workforce is more important than ever before.

Employers have a unique opportunity to improve the lives of their employees, and indirectly the families who depend on them, by measuring and managing their health. Healthy employees, after all, mean healthy profits.

Our objectives

The Discovery Healthy Company Index aims to better understand:

1 The burden of disease and the prevalence of risk factors (such as: smoking, inactivity and poor diet) in the workplace.
 
2 Employee attitudes to health and their motivation to make changes.
 
3 How effective policies, facilities and interventions at work are in engaging employees in their health and wellbeing.
 
4 Benchmark performance of companies across various interventions and health and productivity outcomes.
 
5 Further develop the financial case for companies' investment in wellness programmes.