IMRO Reaccredited for Commitment to Employee Wellness

November 19, 2021

The Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG (IMRO) has been reaccredited with the KeepWell Mark for 2021-2023, Ibec’s award for promoting happiness, health and safety in the workplace.

In 2020, IMRO were the first creative and entertainment sector company to be accredited having heavily invested in employee wellness, safety and health in recent years. This has been recognised again this year by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.

The KeepWell Mark is an exclusive workplace wellness accreditation programme developed by Ibec in 2017. It recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees at the forefront of company policy. The first of its kind in Ireland, the mark is a set of health and wellbeing standards that companies can achieve through the promotion of wellbeing in the workplace.

The accreditation takes a holistic approach, focusing on eight key areas and how they can impact business. These eight areas of improvement are leadership, absence management, smoke free, physical activity, health and safety, mental health, healthy eating, and intoxicants.

IMRO has hosted and supported a number of initiatives over the past few years, focusing on raising awareness of the complex ranges of mental health challenges facing individuals working in the creative industries sector in Ireland. Further investment in this important area is scheduled by IMRO through targeted programmes and initiatives for its members and employees in 2022 and beyond.

The KeepWell Mark process starts with benchmarking current company practice against recognised standards followed by clear guidance on how to make improvements with support and resources provided.

Sarah Sweetnam, Director of Finance, Distribution and Human Resources said: “We are extremely proud to receive The KeepWell Mark reaccreditation for 2021-2023, demonstrating our commitment to and raising the standards of employee health, wellbeing, and safety across all aspects of our business operations. Our industry is firmly built on our people, they are our greatest asset and their health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to IMRO. Particularly given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and mindfulness, we hope that our staff will continue to feel the tangible benefits of The KeepWell Mark, and that we will set an example for other Irish businesses by following industry best practice”.

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