The RAISE Health Initiative
Workplace Health Facility Guidelines and Management Benchmarks
The Workplace Health Facility Guidelines and Management Benchmarks offer multi-national corporations, their supplier companies, and their partners a roadmap for continual improvement of workplace health education and services.
The guidelines address three areas essential to meeting workers’ health needs and accepted health standards:
- Infirmary-level good practices
- Management systems and oversight
- Company leadership
The guidelines are based on more than 10 years of research and experience in workplace programs. HERproject has demonstrated the benefits of women’s health and health education at the workplace, and estimated a US$4 return for each US$1 spent on women’s health education. A range of health and workplace experts and civil society organizations contributed to the guidelines’ development.
The guidelines also build on international efforts to spur corporate attention to worker health and development, including the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles and the World Health Organization’s Healthy Workplaces model. They are also relevant to implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This resource is targeted to:
- Brands and Retailers (corporate sustainability and health policies as well as supplier guidelines and contractual obligations)
- Workplace Managers (human resources, compliance and others with responsibility for personnel, health and safety, and management systems)
- NGOs (implementers of workplace health programs)
The guidelines, scorecard and other support materials enable workplaces to assess their situation (internally or with an external partner) and identify areas for improvement.