Publication - Statistics

Obesity indicators 2017

Published: 14 Nov 2017
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

Annual report of the latest results for the indicators selected to monitor progress of our Prevention of Obesity Route Map (2010).

Obesity indicators 2017
Healthy Working Lives Awards

Healthy Working Lives Awards

Indicator Source: Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives.

Latest Results

  • In September 2017 there are currently 843 organisations registered for the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme, representing almost 600,000 employees. This is a decrease from October 2016, when 1,039 organisations were registered.
  • Of these 843, 524 organisations have attained at least a Bronze award. A further 319 organisations are actively working towards their first award.

Figure 18: Organisations registered for Healthy Working Lives Awards (including awards attained), September 2017

Figure 18: Organisations registered for Healthy Working Lives Awards (including awards attained), September 2017

About This Indicator

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 ScotPHN 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.