Health and well-being

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Health and well-being

At Imperial, one of our goals is to enhance the health and well-being  of our employees and communities. 

Our Culture of Health program focuses on providing an environment and resources that actively and consistently promote and support healthy and safe behaviours.

At Imperial’s health centres across the country, our occupational health professionals (physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists) work to foster a healthy workplace, provide advice, and respond to individual health concerns. Their efforts are supported by a number of tools for employees:

  • Comprehensive health and benefits plan
  • Wellness personal spending account to financially support employee focus on well-being tailored to personal needs and goals
  • Employee and family assistance program with immediate and confidential support, available 24/7
  • Workplace flexibility programs in support of work-life balance
  • Internal web portal with extensive health and wellness resources and tools
  • Robust alcohol and drug policy: outlines expectations based on risk assessments, encourages disclosure and supports treatment for employees.

Mental health: strong families, strong communities

We recognize the stress of global events over the last two years has taken its toll on mental health. One of our core corporate values is caring for each other and Imperial has made employee mental health a priority in the way we work every day.

In 2021, we focused on reducing the stigma around mental health and growing a supportive environment at all levels of the organization. We rolled out a leadership training program, in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, called The Working Mind. The program is designed to promote mental health across an organization and train leaders to support employee well-being, ensuring the workplace climate respects and involves all employees, including those with mental health problems. 

In addition, each of our assets has developed individual mental health and wellness strategies to support unique workforce needs.

2021 #FuelWhatMatters social media campaign

To increase awareness and raise funds for mental health support services, Imperial (through our Esso and Mobil brands) partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, our Hockey Canada and NHL partners and six-time Olympic gold medalist Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser for our second #FuelWhatMatters social media campaign.

The campaign encouraged Canadians to engage with messages on social media around inclusion and belonging. For each share and like, we donated $10 to the CMHA. The campaign raised $200,000 in 2021 and our call to action was viewed 3.4 million times on Canadians’ social feeds.

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