In keeping with government’s efforts to promote health and wellness as a national priority, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) staged a Health Fest to sensitise its employees, clients and business persons from the area, about the benefits of maintaining healthy lifestyles.
The event, held under the theme, “Good Health is Our Business”, took place on the Corporation’s compound, Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael, last week.
In his welcome address, BIDC Chairman, Mark Thompson, said that since 2001, the human resources department had placed significant emphasis on the health and safety of its employees.
“It is recognised that the health, safety and welfare of our employees are of paramount importance, if we are to achieve our mandate and provide the sustained level of service required to fulfill our responsibilities to our employees, customers, stakeholders and our nation,” he pointed out.
The Chairman pointed to the no-smoking policy which came into effect from May 15, sensitisation seminars, lectures on cancer and other lifestyle diseases and health checks for staff as some of the initiatives that had been implemented by BIDC to maintain healthy living.
“Our success as individuals, as a people, and our success and as a nation, depends on each and every one of us being able to enjoy the best health possible.
“A healthy workforce is good for the individual, good for business and good for the country,” Mr Thompson stressed.