Obesity Indicators 2014

This publication reports the latest available data for 16 indicators selected to monitor progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map. Most indicators are updated up to 2013, but for some indicators data is more or less up-to-date than this.

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Number of workplaces securing Healthy Working Lives Award[13]

Indicator Source: Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives.


  • In October 2014 there are currently 1,129 organisations registered for the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme, representing a total of more than 685,000 employees.
  • Of these, 569 organisations have attained at least a Bronze award. A further 560 organisations are actively working towards their first award.

Organisations registered for Health Working Lives Awards (including awards attained) Scotland, October 2014


Desired Outcome:
Promotion of active workplaces.

Relevant Route Map action:
Maximise promotion of healthy lives approach in public sector through clear, consistent vision.

Geography available:
National, Health Board.

Equalities data:
Not applicable.

Rationale for including this indicator:
The aim of this indicator is to assess the take-up of Healthy Working Lives Awards by companies. The indicator will show the level of award (Gold, Silver, Bronze) as well as the number of companies working towards their Bronze award - hence providing both an indication of the general awareness and take-up of the scheme, and the proportion of companies providing the highest level of support.

A high level of evidence exists in literature for the effectiveness of multi-component workplace interventions with a low to moderate rating for potential population effectiveness. The <acronym>ScotPHN</acronym> engagement process for the Route Map assessed the action as having high impact with low to medium effort.

Factors influencing this indicator:

  • Availability and affordability of healthy choices.


Email: Daniel Adams

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