Ibec is helping companies in Ireland embrace corporate wellness through The KeepWell Mark™, an evidence-based accreditation in workplace wellbeing. We provide a clear path outlining and guiding companies on how to improve workplace health and safety while maintaining a sense of wellbeing. The programme includes a personalised report with recommendations for your corporate wellbeing strategy and a certificate of accreditation valid two years.Register your interest
Show your commitment / To your employees' wellbeing
Check out our 2019 KeepWell Awards Finalists- all selected for the leading role they have played in prioritising the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Testimonials / What our clients say
“I can’t speak highly enough of the Ibec KeepWell team. They made the process so simple. I would encourage other companies to engage with them.”
"Kepak recognises the importance of promoting and supporting our employees’ physical and mental health. The feedback we received from the KeepWell Mark will inform our future wellbeing strategy.”
"We now have a template for continuous improvement which will support our vision of a safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity."
"The KeepWell Mark will help us keep the standard, focus on the Wellbeing Program and ensure that it is meeting the needs of our employees. "
"We’re thrilled to be awarded The KeepWell Mark. Formal recognition of our wellbeing program underpins the top-down support that employee health and wellness is given here at Portwest."
“The KeepWell Mark has reassured us that we’re on the right path, has given us guidance on where we can improve and what we should focus on to drive our future health and wellbeing strategy.”
Questions? / Read our FAQs
The KeepWell Mark™, introduced by Ibec in 2017, is an evidence-based workplace wellbeing accreditation and award for companies that adopt policies to make their employees’ wellbeing a priority for their businesses. The accreditation process starts with benchmarking your current practice against recognised standards followed by clear guidance on how to make improvements with the support and resources provided.
Organisations are then assessed, awarded a certificate valid for two years, receive a report with recommendations for future improvements and are listed on Ibec’s website as employers of choice.
The eight areas of The KeepWell Mark™ are Leadership, Absence Management, Health and Safety, Mental Health, Smoke Free, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Intoxicants.
The accreditation involves visiting the workplace to:
1) Review the evidence portfolio.
2) Conduct interviews or small focus groups with staff from different departments and job roles about their experience of health, safety and wellbeing.
3) Tour the site to see further evidence of the implementation of health, safety and wellbeing activity.
4) Document the evidence compiled against the standards of The KeepWell Mark™.
This bit is up to you. The timeline differs, company to company, based on levels of preparedness. On average, the process usually takes between 3-4 months.
The KeepWell Mark accreditation is valid two years, pending a KeepWell check-up mid cycle.