The GHA For Business Accreditation Program is based on 16 elements.
1 – Organizational Commitment Statement The organization shall develop, sign, and communicate a statement regarding its commitment to prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of its employees while still meeting business demand. The commitment statement shall be signed by the formal leader(s) of the organization, communicated to stakeholders, and displayed within the organizational office(s) or website.
2 – Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of formal leaders of the organization are clearly identified as related to oversight of these required elements and the organizational plans, policies, and resources necessary to maintain accreditation and prioritize safety, health, and well-being while meeting business demand.
3 – Quality Improvement The organization shall establish, document, implement, and maintain quality improvement efforts to ensure the requirements of this accreditation and its elements are sustained.
4 – Staff Training and Competency The organization shall ensure that all employees, contractors, and persons responsible for training and education are adequately educated or trained and can demonstrate competency in their roles.
5 – Goals, Objectives, and Targets The organization shall establish and maintain documented goals, objectives and quantifiable targets for GHA For Business that support and sustain the prioritization of employee safety, health, and well-being.
6 – Safety Conformity and Compliance The organization shall identify and comply with all relevant local and international guidelines, requirements, and safety codes applicable to safety in the workplace.
7 – Clearly Defined Policies and Procedures
The organization shall have in place a set of written policies and procedures that define the company’s position, plans, and processes for creating and maintaining a workplace environment that supports and prioritizes safety, health, and well-being.
8 – Meetings and Travel
The organization shall ensure that it’s plans, processes, protocols, and policies about business meetings and travel prioritize employee, customer, and visitor health and safety to the greatest extent possible while still meeting the demands of the business.
9 – Effective Communication Plan and Processes
The organization shall demonstrate that it communicates clearly, transparently, and frequently with all organizational stakeholders to keep them engaged and informed about current plans, processes and resources related to meeting business demand while prioritizing their safety, health, and well-being.
10 – Physical Environment The organization shall ensure the workplace physical environment promotes and supports the health, safety, and well-being of employees, customers, clients, and other visitors.
11 – Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan
The organization shall establish a clearly defined plan for handling future crises related to employee safety, health, and well-being and demonstrate it is prepared to successfully enact the response outlined in the plan.
12 – Risk Management
The organization shall identify the health and safety-related risks that exist in the workplace, especially related to infectious disease, and implement strategies and protocols to mitigate those risks.
13 – Physical Health Benefits
The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the physical health of its employees through the provision of health benefits that address the maintenance and improvement of employee physical health.
14 – Commitment to Behavioral, Mental, and Emotional Well-being The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the mental and emotional health of its employees through well-being initiatives that are relevant, comprehensive, and evidence based.
15 – Commitment to Financial Well-being The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the financial security of its employees through financial well-being initiatives that are relevant, comprehensive, and evidence based.
16 – Benefits Alignment
The organization shall perform a comprehensive review of its employee benefits and align them to support the elements in this accreditation for prioritizing employee safety, health, and well-being.
Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) is a global accrediting body led by a team of lifetime leaders in international health and safety. GHA curates trusted resources and information, aggregate best practices, and build an adaptable and scalable framework of standards for any organization to benefit from. GHA For Business provides an external validation of an organization’s commitment to the safety, health, and well-being of its employees, customers, and visitors. It is designed for any organization focused on return-to-work strategies, sustaining a culture of resiliency, and developing the more purposeful vision, mission, and values around well-being.