South Africa: Sinawe
The health and wellbeing of our employees and their families is important to us. From a commercial point of view, absent or unmotivated employees can damage productivity. Independent research undertaken in South Africa, relating to our HIV/Aids programmes, suggested a fourfold return on the investment made by SAB Ltd in terms of reduced absence and increased productivity.
In South Africa, SAB Ltd and ABI offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to employees and their dependants called Sinawe. The EAP addresses lifestyle issues including alcohol dependence and physical fitness as well as stress management.
Employee Assistance Programme
In the USA, MillerCoors offers its employees a comprehensive health and wellness programme, with the rationale that healthy employees can help control the rising costs of healthcare and that a healthy workforce is more productive. Employees who participate in the programme are given reduced health care costs.
To be eligible, employees must go through an on-line assessment and biometric screening measuring blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index numbers, as well as complete one of three health improvement programme requirements (such as workout schedules, one-on-one health coaching, and walking programmes).
To support employees in stress and health care management, the company also has a fully-staffed on-site medical facility, fitness centre, employee assistance programme, and numerous clubs and events to promote health and wellness. Additionally, the EAP programme at MillerCoors offers employees free assistance and support for depression, anxiety, and stress; substance abuse; workplace problems and conflicts; parenting and family issues; and child and elder care.