GGML: Leading the way in employee wellbeing at the Inaugural corporate wellness conference

GEITA:In a bold move to champion corporate wellness and sustainability, Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, recently attended the inaugural Corporate Wellness Conference (CWC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The event was organised by the local chapter of the UN Global Compact, Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT), in partnership with ImpactAfya Limited.

Bhakti Shah, founder and Managing Director of ImpactAfya Ltd, one of the co-organisers of the event, said, “It was important for us to come up with a platform where we can create awareness, where we can discuss wellness issues and non-communicable diseases. And we’re able to come up with solutions because wellness is a profession in itself”.

The CWC brought together industry leaders to discuss the critical role of corporate wellness programmes in mitigating the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and promoting sustainable business practices.

Recognised for its unwavering commitment to the well-being of its employees and the wider community, GGML was a natural choice to participate in the ‘Trendsetters in Corporate Wellness’ panel. Dr Aalen Mtemi, GGML’s Chief Medical Officer, took to the stage to share the company’s innovative approach to corporate wellness.

GGML’s approach to employee wellbeing extends beyond physical safety and during the ‘Trendsetters in Corporate Wellness’ panel, Dr Mtemi highlighted the comprehensive wellness programmes in place at GGML, with the company offering a range of mental health resources and wellness programmes to support the holistic wellbeing of its employees.

GGML offers a range of on-site health and wellness programmes designed to empower employees to take charge of their physical and mental wellbeing.

These include on-site medical facilities providing preventative healthcare services and confidential counselling resources to promote mental health. These initiatives demonstrate a deep commitment to employee safety, physical health and environmental responsibility.

Dr Mtemi’s powerful statement during the conference exemplifies GGML’s philosophy: “At AngloGold Ashanti, we have a slogan that we can all embrace, our business is people and people are our business”. This philosophy underlines GGML’s commitment to the wellbeing of its employees and the surrounding community.

GGML: Leading the way in employee wellbeing at the Inaugural corporate wellness conference

As a responsible corporate citizen, GGML continues to set new standards in the mining industry, inspiring others to follow in its footsteps and embrace the principles of corporate wellness and sustainability.

The CWC explored a range of topics vital to employee wellbeing. Discussions focused on the growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and how these conditions can have a significant impact on employee health, productivity and overall business success.

The conference also highlighted the importance of mental health initiatives in the workplace, recognising the significant role that stress and anxiety can play in employee wellbeing.

By prioritising employee health across all dimensions, companies can not only create a more positive working environment, but also contribute to a more sustainable future.

Safety is paramount at GGML. GGML has placed a strong emphasis on cultivating a culture of safety and well-being among its employees with strict adherence to safety protocols.

The company has implemented comprehensive safety training programmes and empowered its employees to prioritise their own safety and that of their colleagues.

This commitment has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of workplace accidents and has fostered a safe environment where employees feel valued and protected.

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