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Corporate Health Standard

Cardiff University is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for all its staff. The Corporate Health Standard is an integral part of this process, as it forms the national mark of quality for health and well-being in the workplace. 


The Corporate Health Standard is a continuous journey of good practice and improvement and it can be used as a tool to support the development of policies that promote health and well-being for employees. 


The Standard is not a set of rules to be imposed upon organisations but the development of tried and tested principles and processes for the improvement of the experience of the workforce and establishment of the organisation, to be engaged and implemented at a pace best suited to the organisation. 


The Welsh government provides a facilitator to support the organisation to achieve and sustain the standard. Once the Standard has been achieved there is an assessment every three years to ensure that standards are maintained and potentially improved. 


The Standard is awarded at different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. It begins at the Bronze level, recognising activities and policies in place that comply with legislation and address the key workplace risks to employee health. The Standard builds to Platinum level, which is awarded to employers demonstrating business excellence and taking full account of the organisations ability to engage in the broader corporate social responsibility.

Health at Work