Five teams of associates from AFL, a global fibre optic cable manufacturer based in Swindon, will be joining an 180,000 strong legion of workers walking their way to health in this year’s Global Corporate Challenge®, the world’s largest corporate health initiative lasting for 4 months.
“Investing in the long term well-being of our staff is a priority at AFL,” said Margaret Harman, HR and EHS Manager. “We want our associates to feel good and perform their best but it is also proving to be a great team building exercise. We already have fierce competition between the teams.”
Many workers in the U.K. spend an unhealthy amount of time seated at their desks and in the car travelling to and from work, resulting in today’s typical employee taking a mere 3,000 steps a day. On 24 May thirty-five associates from AFL began boosting their activity levels both in the workplace and at home, and are striving to meet and exceed the World Health Organisations (WHO) active lifestyle recommendation of 10,000 steps per day. To keep their spirits and commitment high, once participants have recorded their steps on the Global Corporate Challenge® website, they will be taken around the world on a virtual travel adventure.
Not only is AFL helping to improve the health of their associates, they are helping the community as well. For every participant an organisation enrols in the Global Corporate Challenge® this year, a child in the community will be enrolled in the Global Children’s Challenge™ at no cost to the school, child, government or parents.
For additional information on AFL and its Community Outreach Program, visit www.AFLglobal.com.