Sustainability is a core element of SEDCO Holding’s organizational culture, and radiates outwards to involve group companies. SEDCO Holding’s Sustainability is inspired by the values of its shareholders and Saudi Vision 2030, which specifically calls on the private sector to be socially responsible.
SEDCO has always contributed significant resources to employee training and professional benefits, receiving multiple awards and recognition over the past decade as an ‘employer of choice’.
SEDCO’s employee value proposition is the creation of a positive work culture, transparency and recognition, so the pandemic gave us an incentive to extend this philosophy to the mental and physical wellbeing of our staff.
The result is Unbod, a wellness program designed to motivate employees to nurture their mind, body and soul by facilitating a more holistic approach to health. There are regular activities and talks and tips on health.
For Ramadan 2021, we created a two-tier health challenge for employees: a body track providing a basic introduction to nutrition and physical activity, followed by techniques to create better habits, learning strategies to incorporate more activity and healthier foods, and a smart scale giving an in-depth view of personal physical health.
The other challenge featured a mind track to educate employees on the most common ways we can often damage our minds with a view to encouraging a healthier mindset.
Participating employees underwent a PERMA test which measures five key areas of wellbeing (Positive Emotion; Engagement; Relationships; Meaning; Accomplishments/ Achievements), using a validated questionnaire aimed to measure overall emotional health.
Feedback from employees has been encouraging and we will look to extend the program in the coming year.