Chelsea has become the first football club to be accredited the London Workplace Charter
The London Healthy Workplace Charter which is backed by the Mayor of London guides employers on how to make their workplaces healthier and happier. It outlines a framework for reviewing and developing management practices while giving practical considerations across a wide range of areas which include mental health, wellbeing, smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and healthy eating.
Chelsea has now become the first football club to be awarded an ‘Achievement’ accreditation for its work to improve employee wellbeing. Chelsea seems to be a club that is constantly being ahead of the curve as it was the first football club to become a Living Wage employer in December 2014.
Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck said: “We are very proud of our commitment to our employees and are delighted to become the first football club recognised by the London Healthy Workplace Charter.
“We have worked closely with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on this initiative and will continue to do everything we can to make working for Chelsea a positive and enjoyable experience for all our employees.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added: “There is no doubt that a healthy, happy workforce brings huge benefits to both the individual and their workplace, which is why I have been calling on employers across the capital to do all they can to ensure the wellbeing of their staff.
“I welcome Chelsea Football Club’s commitment and I’d encourage other clubs and businesses of all types and sizes to follow their lead and ensure London’s workforce remains the most driven and talented in the world.”