Colleague Health

Colleagues snacking on fruit

Our responsibility extends beyond helping colleagues eat well. We can and should play our part in supporting our colleagues’ health and well-being.

Which is why we’re committed to making Tesco a healthier place to work.

We work with expert partners such as Nuffield Health to offer colleagues a range of support for improved nutrition, healthy body and healthy mind. These include healthy deals and discounts, free blood pressure checks and Type 2 diabetes risk assessments, as well as mental health awareness training.

During our regular colleague health months we offer our colleagues in the UK, Ireland and Central Europe free fruit to help towards their 5-a-day. So far we've given out 6 million pieces of fruit in the UK. We provide a variety of opportunities for our colleagues to be active, from 7-day free gym passes to keep fit challenges.

Mental well-being is just as important to our colleagues as physical wellbeing. We’re proud supporters of Time to Change which aims to end the stigma often associated with mental health. Colleagues have accessed Mindapples e-learning over 20,000 times since it launched and 1,000 UK colleagues have also taken part in mental health awareness workshops this year, as part of our commitment to take action to tackle the stigma around mental health.

Working with our Health Charity Partners – British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK – we are building on this to create the UK’s leading workplace health programme which will benefit our 300,000 colleagues.

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Pieces of free fruit given to colleagues (UK)


Colleagues have taken part in mental health awareness workshops (UK)