BP is offering enhanced health and wellbeing support to its 6,700 UK retail employees and their families.
Through a partnership with retail industry charity the Retail Trust, staff can now benefit from a host of personalised wellbeing services, which includes access to virtual GP appointments, counselling and other provisions.
The Trust’s ‘better you’ happiness assessment will also provide the energy company with data, insights and plans to enable it to better manage wellbeing internally, as well as supply training for more than 300 store managers.
Sonya Adams, VP mobility and convenience retail UK at BP, said: “Day after day colleagues across our nationwide network of convenient roadside locations are helping us to deliver strong, compelling offers to meet the evolving mobility and convenience needs of our customers.
“We want to raise the number of touchpoints customers have with BP to more than 15 million per day globally and, in order to do this, we know we must continue to invest in and take care of our colleagues. As Retail Trust partners, we will provide our teams with access to tools that boost their health and wellbeing, as well as seek to support the valuable work the Trust is doing across the UK to support retail workers.”
The Retail Trust, which currently works will more than 200 other UK businesses, aims to help improve the mental health of retail employees.
Chris Brook-Carter, chief executive of the Retail Trust, added: “We’re partnering with BP to give its people some of the vital support, tools and training they need to boost their wellbeing and look after one another.
“Organisations of all shapes and sizes work with the Retail Trust in this way but we’d encourage even more to join us as retail workers continue to face huge uncertainty around everything from the rising levels of abuse in-store.”