Virgin Pulse Global Challenge
In 2018, SGS participated in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge once again.
This initiative is dedicated to creating a culture of health and wellbeing in the organization. 1,302 SGS employees from 13 countries and corporate functions participated in the 100 day event. Together, they walked 1,793,601,931 steps, the equivalent of circling the earth 28.6 times.
During the challenge, 77% of participants exceeded 10,000 steps a day, compared to just 18% of participants reaching this goal before the initiative. Moreover, 29% of survey respondents now meet daily nutritional guidelines (compared to 16% of participants before the challenge) and 66% of participants are getting the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night (compared to 55% of participants before the challenge). In addition, 50% of respondents indicated they were able to concentrate better and were more productive, while 71% indicated that they were feeling less stressed.