Lucozade Ribena Suntory, located on Stockley Park, has released its latest Health and Wellbeing report, which outlines the progress made against its ambitious health and wellbeing targets.
- The report reveals the full range of activities, investments and achievements that the company has made to improve lives, which includes:
- A 17-strong employee wellbeing team made up of representatives across the business, from Dublin to Stockley Park and Coleford
- Thousands of young adults across London and other cities having benefited from its Movement Fund, designed to improve people’s lives through sport
- 60 different drinks reformulated to lower-sugar recipes
- 7 new lower-calorie drinks launched including low-calorie tea infusion MayTea, and low-calorie blackcurrant water, Ribena Frusion
Lucozade Ribena Suntory has, for a long time, put health and wellbeing at the core of its business, with its ongoing commitment to helping customers and employees lead a healthier lifestyle. As a result of its reformulation programme to reduce sugar across its core brands, 25 million people in the UK now enjoy drinks with 50 per cent less sugar.
Within the business, Lucozade Ribena Suntory launched a new initiative in 2019 to encourage employees to move throughout the working day – a popular pilot scheme that continues to grow week-to-week. Taking place every Tuesday, Stockley Park employees are encouraged to wear casual sports or leisurewear, as long as they commit to exercising that day – whether by walking to work, spending time in the gym, or hosting a walking meeting.
This year, the company also launched its own women’s football team, inspired by the company’s Lucozade Sport brand’s partnership with the England Lionesses and the growing nationwide excitement for women’s sport.
Through its Lucozade Sport brand, the company has also helped over 1.5 million people to exercise more with a series of partnerships including leading health and wellness businesses like Tough Mudder, Our Parks and Strava.
By working with ambassadors including boxer Anthony Joshua, Lucozade Sport’s ‘Made To Move’ campaign met and surpassed its initial target of reaching one million people. The brand also launched a partnership with England’s Lionesses and football pitch providers Goals and Powerleague, to encourage more women to play sport in the UK.
Across London and the UK, in partnership with sport-for-development charity Active Communities Network, Lucozade Ribena Suntory rolled out its B Active programme which gives young adults access to sports and physical activity regardless of circumstance. Following the fantastic results achieved to date, the programme plans to expand to a new city in 2019.
The company’s future is firmly set on healthier drinks; earlier this year Lucozade Ribena Suntory announced a £13m investment in its Coleford factory, to help accelerate the company’s ambition to provide drinks that better suit customers’ health and wellbeing needs.
The money will be spent on a new, high-speed bottle filler, helping the company grow its lower-sugar drinks portfolio.
Mary Guest, Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s General Counsel and HR Director, comments:
“As a business we like to make things happen and so we’re thrilled that we’ve reached so many people – across the local community, the rest of the UK, and within our own business – with our health and wellbeing plan.”
“These figures – and the growing success of our internal initiatives like Tracky Tuesdays and our all-women football team – show that a responsible business really can make a difference. Our hope is for other businesses like ours to be inspired by the results we’ve seen, and set their own ambitious health and wellbeing targets to help make Britain a healthier place.”
To read Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s Health and Wellbeing Report 2019 in full, please visit https://www.lrsuntory.com/health-and-wellbeing/report-2019/.
For the 2018 – and Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s first – Health and Wellbeing report, please visit https://www.lrsuntory.com/health-and-wellbeing/report.