We are proud of our long history of recognising the importance of Partners health and wellbeing. Our in-house health service was created in 1929 and provided free healthcare to all Partners almost 20 years before the NHS. Today this continues and we have Partner Support which is a listening service for all Partners experiencing difficulties in their working or personal lives, providing confidential emotional, practical and financial support. And our Partnership Health Services today features support from occupational health nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists, a doctor and access to counsellors and cognitive behavioural therapists. We now have a bold ambition to become Britain’s Healthiest Workplace by 2025.
We have a team committed to improving the nutritional value of our own-brand food, enabling both our Partners and customers to make healthier choices. We are doing this through the gradual reduction of saturated fats, sugar, and salt while increasing beneficial nutrients, such as fibre, by increasing vegetable, wholegrain and pulse content. Through engagement with the Food Foundation Veg Pledge initiative, we will increase the number of portions of vegetables in our customers’ baskets through product reformulation, inspirational recipes, and promotions. We’re also supporting the Government Childhood Obesity Plan through reformulation, portion size and promotions.
Find out more about Waitrose Good Health here.
Find out more about how we are reducing sugar content in our Waitrose own-brand food here.