Oakland International undertakes world tour
Midlands firm Oakland International, encouraged staff to take part in this year’s Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) started on Thursday 24th May, with the seven teams of seven now working hard and putting their best feet forward.
Monies raised from the £50 enrolment fee for the initiative will contribute towards the system being implemented in to local schools. The daily virtual walking journey around the world requires participants to record their pedometer steps on to the GCC website to track their progress, with the further they walk the more amazing locations they virtually visit, with Oakland’s seven teams’ overall goal to achieve 10,000 steps per day.
David Hoey, HR and Purchasing Director at Oakland International stated: “This will be the first time we have engaged in this type of event, so it will be a real challenge to see how our teams get on, with working patterns and the physical demands of working across our extensive site, and in all temperatures.”
Oakland will be providing fruit daily for all those taking part and with the team who takes the most steps in each month winning a free lunch. The overall winners following the 16-week event will win a fully paid for day out at a venue of their choice such as bowling, going to the cinema, a day trip to Alton Towers or they can select from a number of other local attractions.
A multi temperature supply chain specialist in logistics, warehousing and distribution, the firm has depots in Ireland, Co. Meath and in the UK at Redditch in the Midlands, and as established employers, run a number of key employee development programmes and well-being initiatives, with the GCC programme the latest to help the forward thinking firm continue to promote teamwork, actively address employee well-being and promote a culture of positivity across the organisation.
Entering its ninth year, it is the world’s leading corporate workplace health and wellness initiative, making it a remarkable global success with over 500,000 participants across 2,500 organisations in 83 countries benefitting, and each year, more and more organisations taking part.