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World Health Day 2024 - Prioritising Health and Wellbeing

On World Health Day, the Commercial Eyes team reflects on the importance of accessing healthcare and how accessible and supportive wellbeing programs can positively impact our lives.

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on the 7th of April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization. Each year raises awareness to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.  This year’s theme, “My health, my right,” underscores the fundamental human right to accessible and equitable healthcare, education, and information for all.

On this World Health Day, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting health as a fundamental human right. At Commercial Eyes, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, education, and information to support their wellbeing. We are dedicated to providing a positive and supportive work environment that prioritises the health and wellbeing of our employees. Through a range of inclusive initiatives, we empower our team members to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our mission is to help our clients deliver a healthier tomorrow for Australia and beyond, and we recognise that this starts with prioritising the health and wellbeing of our people.

Our Focus on Human Impact

At Commercial Eyes, we are committed to delivering better health for humankind and giving back to the community. We use our position of leadership for positive change. We never lose sight of the fact that health technology ultimately must benefit and improve people’s lives.

As we work to make a difference to the future of human health, we are mindful of making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.

Our values of excellence, respect, flexibility, resourcefulness and generosity drive the way we engage with our clients, our partners and each other and underpin our commitment to our environmental, social and governance objectives.

Our Health and Wellbeing Initiatives

We understand the vital role that employee’s health and wellbeing play in achieving business success. That is why we are committed to a variety of health and wellbeing initiatives to enable our people to support our mission to help our clients deliver a healthier tomorrow for Australia and beyond.

One of our key initiatives is our Reward Days Program, to recognise the importance of taking time to recharge and prioritise health, wellbeing and self-care. This program provides all staff with:

  • a Wellbeing Day Off to focus on their physical/mental health and general wellbeing.
  • a Birthday Day Off to ensure they spend their special day doing what they enjoy the most.  

” The EnergEyes program has enabled me to enhance my focus on both physical and mental wellness by providing financial reimbursement for my gym membership, clothing, and physiotherapy sessions. Additionally, the Birthday Reward day and Wellbeing Day off offer invaluable opportunities for me to disconnect and rejuvenate with friends and family. These wellbeing initiatives at Commercial Eyes make me feel supported and valued as a team member.”

– Hayley

In addition, our people have access to the Commercial Eyes EnergEyes Program. Our EnergEyes program includes an annual wellbeing allowance that can be used to support health and wellbeing, including but not limited to gym memberships, flu shots, fitness equipment, activewear, yoga, massage, and physio sessions. This program enables our employees to access essential healthcare services and alleviates some of the financial burden that comes with maintaining good health.

All Commercial Eyes employees and their immediate family members also have 24×7 access to our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. This enables them to access independent and confidential counselling and advisory service to assist in any work or family related difficulties whenever they need it. We understand that everyone can experience challenges at home or at work and we want to ensure our people have the support they need in the moments that matter the most to them.    

At Commercial Eyes, we also recognise that flexibility plays an important role in ensuring work-life balance, which is essential for good health and wellbeing. That is why we have in place a variety of Flexible Work Practices that provide everyone with the opportunity to work their way based on their needs and lifestyle.

“Commercial Eyes is a great place to work. I’m proud to be a part of a company that always makes you feel safe, supported and productive. I appreciate the flexibility offered at CEPL which allows me to be the best version of myself, to balance my work commitments and my role as a mum to two little ones”

– Mel

Commercial Eyes is a Great Place To Work

Our efforts in creating a supportive culture for our people, have also been acknowledged by being recognised as a Great Place to Work-Certified company in Australia. We are proud to have this certification as it validates our commitment to providing a safe, productive, and supportive workplace to all our employees. 

On this World Health Day, we join the WHO’s efforts in promoting the importance of health and wellbeing, aligning with this year’s theme, “My health, my right.” We are committed to creating an environment where our employees feel supported in their personal and professional lives.

Commercial Eyes is GPTW certified
To learn more about our Culture & People initiatives visit the Life at Commercial Eyes page.