Allstate Northern Ireland has made the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community, the Prince's Responsible Business Network.
Allstate NI is one of just five companies to be named a finalist in the Bupa Employee Wellbeing category of the presitigious awards scheme — which champions responsible business in the UK and abroad taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities. 63 companies have been selected as Award Finalists from the UK and abroad, across the 14 award categories of the scheme.
Senior representatives from Allstate NI went head to head against the other finalists in the last highly competitive stage of the awards. Each company pitched their submission in front of a panel of industry experts and business leaders who will choose as winner, the company that has best demonstrated significant impact and a strong business case.
Health and Wellbeing is a business critical imperative at Allstate NI, not only to ensure the health of employees, but also to contribute positively to productivity, quality, work motivation and job satisfaction. Their pioneering Energy for Life programme focuses on creating a culture of wellbeing and high performance and is designed to help employees cope more effectively with the demands of their roles so they can fully engage in all aspects of their lives.
Commenting, Rose Kelly, Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Allstate Northern Ireland said:
"In Northern Ireland, we've opted to invest in the Energy for Life programme developed in the United States at our home office in Chicago. Coaches have been flown in from Chicago for weeks at a time and we are eager to expose as many employees as possible to this wonderful opportunity. This is the first programme of its kind in Northern Ireland and has been strongly supported and advocated by staff. Allstate is proud to invest in its people and we continue to look for ways in which we can go further."
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said:
"The Responsible Business Awards give much needed visibility to organsiations who are putting responsible behaviour at the heart of how they do business. The finalists are each playing their part to create a fairer society and more sustainable future by bringing to life the practical role that businesses can take to address some of our most pressing issues. We congratulate Allstate Northern Ireland for being an inspirational example for others to learn from."
All finalist companies will be celebrated through a series of Responsible Business Gala events taking place across the UK in June and sponsored by 2014 Responsible Business of the Year National Grid, National Grid.
The overall winners in each category will be announced in London at Business in the Community's Annual Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 7 July 2015.
To find out more about Allstate Northern Ireland's award entry visit www.bitc.org.uk/awardstories.