Wednesday 29th March 2023: John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has successfully achieved re-accreditation for its commitment to employee health and wellbeing by being awarded The KeepWell Mark from Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representative organisation.

The Ibec KeepWell Mark is a national accreditation that recognises organisations who put the health and wellbeing of employees at the forefront of company policy. The KeepWell Mark comprises a set of eight health & wellbeing pillars, ranging from mental health to physical activity.

The framework includes a self-assessment and evidence submission, an onsite assessment from an Ibec assessor, and culminates with a report that outlines strengths and areas for improvement which facilitates the company to chart its way to further success when it comes to health and wellbeing. Sisk achieved ‘Excellence’ in four of the eight assessment pillars; health and safety, mental health, smoke-free, and leadership.

Ibec Keepwell Mark
Pictured (L-R): Richard Butler (Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Sisk), Sophie Moran (Ibec), Paul Brown (CEO, Sisk) and Kate Mulligan (Mental Health, Advocacy and Support lead, Sisk)

Paul Brown, CEO, John Sisk & Son said: “The health and wellbeing of our 2,000 employees is a top priority. Sisk is proud to be recognised for our continuous focus in this area and we are delighted to achieve this accreditation. The award demonstrates our commitment to our people and how we have strived to raise the standards of employee health and wellbeing. As a family-owned business our core values of Care, Integrity and Excellence are at the heart of everything that we do.”

Sophie Moran, KeepWell Progamme Manager, Ibec, said: “Since their previous KeepWell Mark assessment in 2019, Sisk have progressed in further embedding their wellbeing strategy. In particular, the roll out of key mental health and psychological safety supports across the business has been prioritised. As employee health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised as a key distinguishing factor for businesses operating to the highest standard across their people strategies, companies like John Sisk & Son are setting the bar for other businesses in their sector.”