Engaging Siemens employees with nature and understanding the benefits.
Time spent in wildlife rich environments boosts health and wellbeing. Every year 600 Siemens employees spend time with their local Wildlife Trust, working to improve natural spaces. They undertake physical tasks, learn new skills, connect with team-mates in a new environment and give something back to their communities. Being outside in nature enables them to take time to think, slow down and reflect.
They return to work feeling happier and healthier, more than 75% reported an improved sense of wellbeing following their time spent with their local Wildlife Trust. Many have gone on to become regular volunteers with their Trust, sustaining the benefits in the long term. Happy, healthy employees are more productive and stay longer with their employer.
Getting to know their local Trust has enabled many Siemens sites to broaden their relationship for example by improving their work environments for wildlife.