TAIPEI, TAIWAN, November, 15, 2007- BenQ today announces that it has been awarded the first ever “2007 Leader in Creating Healthy Environments at Work” by Taiwan Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health. The awards recognize enterprises that leverage existing resources to create and design a non-smoking and healthy working environment for their employees.
Organized for the first time, the 4-month campaign received over 804 applications with 683 enterprises receiving recognition by the bureau for their outstanding efforts to promote healthy work places for their employees. Out of the recognized enterprises, 116 enterprises were especially commended with BenQ chosen as the leader in creating an anti-smoking, mother-friendly and employee-welfare oriented working environment.
"Providing a healthy workplace for employees is top of any enterprise’s responsibility and priority. This award is evidence that at BenQ we truly understand our staff’s needs and proactively aid them to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle and working environment," said Roger Keng, Director of Human Resources, BenQ Corporation . "When our employees see the company’s efforts to create a conducive work place for them, they double their own efforts to work hard, smart and take care of themselves."
BenQ appointed July as the “Quit Smoking Month” and aided smoking colleagues to quit smoking through friendly reminders and encouragements. BenQ president and CEO, Conway Lee, headed the campaign and successfully quit smoking in a month after a decade-long smoking habit. BenQ also turned every floor’s smoking rooms into fitness centers and engaged volunteers from quit smoking help lines to counsel and provide support for employees determined to quit smoking.
Other than efforts to promote a smoke-free working environment, BenQ also converted office space into breast-feeding rooms with refrigerators for their female employees. Massage centers are also set up with blind masseurs from Eden Social Welfare Foundation to offer subsidized massages to weary employees.