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SGS: Stepping Up to the Global Corporate Challenge

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SGS: Stepping Up to the Global Corporate Challenge

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From 28 May through 4 September, 2,583 SGS employees participated in the Global Corporate Challenge, a workplace health and wellbeing program designed to boost the health and performance of employees around the world. With 400,000 participants from organizations across the globe, it empowered participants to become active within their day-to-day lives via simple and sustainable behavioral changes – motivated by teamwork, competition, goal setting and a virtual journey around the world. In a nutshell, participants wore a pedometer and enter their daily number of steps on the GCC website. They received tailored nutritional advice and tracked their performance over time.

From 28 May through 4 September, 2,583 SGS employees participated in the Global Corporate Challenge, a workplace health and wellbeing program designed to boost the health and performance of employees around the world. With 400,000 participants from organizations across the globe, it empowered participants to become active within their day-to-day lives via simple and sustainable behavioral changes – motivated by teamwork, competition, goal setting and a virtual journey around the world. In a nutshell, participants wore a pedometer and enter their daily number of steps on the GCC website. They received tailored nutritional advice and tracked their performance over time.

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SGS: Stepping Up to the Global Corporate Challenge

  1. 1. STEPPING UP TO THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2014 was the second year that SGS participated in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) to promote employee fitness. 2,583 34 100 Each person was equipped with a pedometer and challenged to take at least steps per day 369 Employees Teams Countries Days 10,000 PERFORMANCE EQUIVALENCES 57 Times around the globe 1,149m Each person crossing the Sydney Harbour bridge = = 8 times every day Participating SGS employees have crossed the Sahara desert = 3,557,062,218 15,044 Daily step average Total distance times = 143,420,749Cal = 1,265 266 Pieces of luggage 597,586 Slices of pizza Total steps 2,276,520km 5,317kg Total weight loss Total energy burnt Number of trophies won 27,295 FEEDBACK & LEARNING 80% 93% rated their GCC experience as either good or excellent would participate in the GCC again Comparison of performance before and after the initiative 82% 23% of participating SGS employees exceeded 10,000 steps per day (recommended activity level) after the initiative GCC participants have reported additional benefits Increased awareness of physical activity levels Reduced stress levels Better perception of exercise as being fun Improved energy levels vs pre-GCC Find out more Discover GCC wellbeing stories from SGS participants www.sgs.com/sustainability-initiatives

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