With World Day for Safety and Health at work being observed today, CEMEX UK colleagues are starting a challenge to improve their health by walking 210 million steps or 95,000 miles over the next month.
The challenge is, for the 84 teams consisting of 760 colleagues, to walk around the world from 28th April to 25th May while improving their health and raising money for charity through sponsorship. The company is committed to match funding of the money raised.
Andy Taylor, Health and Safety Director comments “The industry has an aging workforce with the average age in the late 40s. The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance and this challenge will help colleagues improve their fitness.
“The interest in this challenge has been phenomenal with over a quarter of the workforce taking part. Each person has been given a pedometer and will report the number of their ‘steps’ to their team leaders on a weekly basis. Colleagues will be able to track the progress round the world through our intranet.
“We originally thought the challenge should be to ‘walk’ to our headquarters in Monterrey in Mexico, but we are going to go a lot further than Mexico!”
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