Criteria for Step 1

Step 1. Management commitment

Your workplace has formal support from all levels of management to build and maintain a successful wellness program. You have a wellness statement or policy that is on display in the workplace.

All your employees have a copy of the document.


  • Small workplaces—you have a wellness statement, no longer than a paragraph, outlining the value your organisation places on employee health and wellbeing.
  • Medium sized and large workplaces—your workplace has developed a detailed wellness policy. The policy has signed approval by your Chief Executive Officer, Human Resource Manager and wellness committee. The policy is part of your employee induction process.

See Criteria for Step 2. Wellness planning