Our company Corinth Canal SA-AEDIK had the privilege to have the Corinthian Chamber of Commerce as partner on the certification, and since we have been members for a long time as one of the oldest companies in the area, and had participated in various World - champions in the discipline of football 6x6 -, European and National sports events, it was inevitable not to participate in the project.
We believe that this certification is an important milestone and as pioneers, we can inspire other companies to follow our example in order to create a balanced working environment with healthy and active employees, who enjoy being in sports groups and create a new form of communication, collaboration, live a full and healthy life. It is obvious that sedentary way of working creates issues in the physical body with effects on the psychology.
We believe that by giving the opportunity to people to become more active they can benefit wellness and health wise, work stress is reduced and that results in better performance, better mood and helps people to be more creative and active. In the future, we aspire to motivate more colleagues to participate in sports disciplines and provide them more opportunities to become physically active and help create a mentality change and awareness with regard to the benefits of physical activity."
The creation of a supporting environment for wellness and invest in the health and well-being of our staff were the main reasons why the Employee Health & Well-being Unit was set up 11 years ago at Mater Dei Hospital. Engaging in the WAC certification was an opportunity to increase our networks and further promote our mission. The WAC Evaluation criteria was set up to provide a common framework between all the participating countries. This provided a structured decision-making process. This certification will acknowledge our organisation’s commitment and enthusiasm towards the organisation of physical activity at the place of work and improve the physical and mental well-being of our staff.
For Veolia, participating in WAC certification was a willingness and a necessity. It was the occasion to draw the assessment of 20 years of company sport commitment. WAC and the 3 collaboration years with EFCS have allowed us to progress and structure our work methodology and our approach. We have been able to measure and weight the work during all these years. WAC is also a recognition, a valorisation, and a thanks to the Veolia sport association (AVS) to these honoured members and foundators, as PDG M Antoine Frérot and his directive team Jean-Marc Dupuis and Haïdy Aron-Campan for their initiative of company sport implementation and their daily support of physical activities, preventive and sport. Special thanks to the human direction and prevention health security service who have enabled and supported our engagement, Isabelle Calvez, Frédéric Goetz and Nuno Peirico. It’s an acknowledgement for all our intern and external parts, our relay countries, contributors and actors locally and on our operational sites,... at each level in the organisation. Finally, WAC is a pride of an efficient and recognized process by our managers and our collaborators. The Award certificate ceremony in Brussels, well-thougt and organised, in a symbolic city, was a great Veolia pride collective moment. Thanks to EU, EFCS federation and WAC Team. Congratulations to all the rewarded companies."