More than 18,000 employees in Asia Pacific and 60,000 employees worldwide took part in a pedometer challenge organised by Thyssenkrupp to raise awareness on workplace safety and health.
From Auckland in New Zealand to Tokyo in Japan, over 1,400 teams and 18,000 employees in the Asia Pacific region came together to take part in a pedometer challenge as part of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, on April 28.
The challenge is a part of the company’s annual global campaign to raise awareness on workplace safety and health topics, and saw participation by 60,000 employees in 64 countries worldwide. This challenging initiative required teams to compete against each other in clocking the most number of steps in a day.
“We all know that we don’t get enough exercise at work. The aim of the pedometer challenge is to encourage our employees to think about how they can stay healthy and include exercise in their day-to-day routines. We are delighted by the number of people taking part throughout our international group,” says Oliver Burkhard, Chief Human Resources Officer at thyssenkrupp AG.
“Musculoskeletal disorders and back complaints are among the five most common workplace health problems at thyssenkrupp. That’s why this year’s campaign “We move the world” is all about getting people moving.”
The health and safety of employees is a top management priority at thyssenkrupp. In the coming years the aim is to continuously reduce the accident frequency rate by 10 per cent each year. Up to date, thyssenkrupp registered an all-time low accident frequency rate globally of 3.6 per 1 million hours worked.