Interfaces of occupational health management and corporate social responsibility: a multi-centre qualitative study from Germany
Authors: Ludger Heidbrink, Eva Kuhn, Sebastian Müller, Christoph Teusch, Grit Tanner, Marlies Schümann, Carolin Baur, Eva Bamberg, Stuart McLennan, Alena Buyx (BMC Public Health, 2021, 21:1042)
The workplace has been identified as a priority setting for health promotion. There are potential advantages of systematically integrating Occupational Health Management (OHM) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). However, OHM and CSR are usually overseen by different management branches with different sets of values, and there is a lack of empirical research regarding interfaces between OHM and CSR. Germany offers a particularly useful setting due to legislation requiring health to be promoted in the workplace. This study aims to examine key stakeholders’ views and experiences regarding interfaces between OHM and CSR in German companies.
Keywords: Workplace health promotion, Corporate philosophy, Ethical values, Company culture, Germany