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Imatra Mills focus on well-being

​Stora Enso’s Imatra Mills will organise a campaign to encourage employees to take care of their well-being.
The campaign, called “Sykettä elämään” (Pump up your life), will last from September 2014 until March 2015. A monthly changing theme will encourage employees to make positive changes to their lifestyles. The campaign is part of a comprehensive OHS programme taking place at Imatra Mills.
In 2011, Imatra Mills began its health improvement and preventive work together with Aino Health Management. More than 630 employees have taken part in the health analyses offered by the employer, and some 80 employees have also participated in personal fitness training. Almost 400 have had the condition of their vascular system measured using specialised VaSera measurements that indicate the presence of cardiovascular disease.
“In addition to health and fitness services, we have at our disposal other measures that improve the well-being of our employees and help them to cope at work. The early intervention model and alternative work and home care allowance practices have proven successful for us over the years. At the moment, changes in practices are being implemented at the mill that affect the work load and work satisfaction of employees. We are also testing rapid shift rotation, which has been found by studies to boost employees’ ability to cope,” says Director, Local HR, Aimo Kettunen. 
The sick leave rate at Imatra Mills has declined from 7.5% in 2011 to its present level of 4% (9/2014).

Arto Partinen from Kaukopää’s Board Machine 2 taking part in personal training offered by the employer. Susanna Laine from Aino Health Management offers him advice.