Singapore, 13 October 2017 – Initiated by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore, the award program recognises organisations with strong commitments to promote workplace health. The objective of the award is to recognise the Gold Standard achievement by organisations in workplace health promotion practices. The award ceremony was held on 10 October 2017 at the ITE College Central campus. Best practices were also shared by organisations in a bid to showcase different workplace health programmes.
This year, 223 organisations and individuals received awards at the ceremony. The award was created in 1999 by HPB and has been given to 1,300 companies, reaching out to more than 1.3 million workers.
Through a year-round fruits day programme, health screenings (including mental health surveys), health and wellness talks by external trainers, games, sports, events, inter-firm friendly matches and healthy eating practices, the firm has been playing an active role in driving good workplace health for staff. For its efforts, Nexia TS was conferred the Merit Award at the Singapore HEALTH Award 2017.
“Besides putting in place a good workplace health programme, I believe that healthy living also starts with having the correct mindset, and health at an individual level. A healthy body gives a healthy mind and studies have shown that it increases productivity at work. This is because, ultimately, we know our bodies best, and therefore it is our utmost responsibility to take good care of ourselves – not just for the sake of being healthy, but also for our family and loved ones.”
Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS
About the Singapore HEALTH Award:
The Singapore HEALTH (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) Award (SHA) was introduced in 1999 to recognise companies which have demonstrated commitment to promoting workplace health and have in place outstanding Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) practices in their organisations.
It represents the gold standard in WHP and helps companies brand themselves as employers of choice. In pursuit of HPB’s goal to deepen and broaden the practice of workplace health, the SHA scheme was recently enhanced to reflect the evolving context of the workplace and to better identify truly deserving winners.
For more details, please visit www.hpb.gov.sg/workplace/singapore-health-award/.
About Nexia TS:
Nexia TS was founded in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well-qualified expertise.
To date, Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm. We have grown significantly in size over the years. Being an independent member firm of Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and quality services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our reputation for quality has been recognised by clients and accounting professionals. As testimony to this, we are among the first few local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants. Headquartered in Singapore, Nexia TS has established a strong presence in various countries across the region. Nexia China is a one-stop centre providing advisory services for foreign-invested enterprises in China. NTS Malaysia and NTS Myanmar provide a full suite of corporate advisory services for our clientele with operations and new foreign investments in the respective countries.
Nexia International is an international network of accounting and consulting firms with origins going back to 1971, making Nexia International one of the longest established networks. Currently, with more than 28,000 staff serving our clients at over 650 offices in 115 countries, it is ranked as the top 10 largest international accounting and consulting network.
For more details, please visit www.nexiats.com.sg.
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