Zimbabwe health effort honoured
The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce recognized Sandvik Zimbabwe earlier this year for its wellness programme. Sandvik was runner-up in the category of Best Corporate Social Responsibility (HIV/AIDS).
The company has partnered with the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme since 2005 to form an AIDS awareness and testing programme that has extended beyond Sandvik and into the community.
Over the years, Sandvik has expanded the programme into a comprehensive wellness programme to manage and treat other ailments, ranging from high blood pressure to tuberculosis. Sandvik supports the cost of medication and necessary treatments for employees diagnosed with a manageable disease.