On average Sopra UK employees increased their activity levels by a life changing 102%, making them significantly more active than the previous consultancy sector leader Deloitte. During the Challenge, Sopra employees collectively burnt 16 million calories, equivalent to over 36,000 Big Macs.
The company’s managers were impressed by the way the Challenge helped bring employees together across the company and foster a culture of friendly competition. HR Advisor Kate Haley, responsible for organising and leading the Sopra Challenge, said “Participating in the Stay Active Challenge was a great initiative for Sopra. It encouraged an increase in daily activity, wellbeing and friendly competition between the offices. This was a team based challenge and it really facilitated colleagues coming together to achieve a common goal”.
The inventively named winning team, Weapons of Mass Reduction, achieved an outstanding 445% increase in daily activity and the individual winner, Lukasz Grabinski, increased his activity levels by over 1000%.
David Moorcroft, iGlobalWellness' Chairman said – “Sopra's huge achievements in the Stay Active Challenge are testament to how simple and effective incorporating activity into daily routine can be. The significant increases in daily activity levels illustrate that every activity counts and that everybody, no matter what their current fitness level, can benefit from the Stay Active Challenge. iGlobalWellness would like to say a huge thank you and well done to everybody at Sopra for the outstanding effort they put into the Challenge. It is fantastic to see how they have incorporated such positive changes into their daily routines and we wish them all the best with their new healthier lifestyles.”
iGlobalWellness is a leading supplier of the next generation of corporate wellness programmes. Where other programmes may engage only a small group of people, iGlobalWellness' programmes have been specifically designed to get ALL employees involved. They are inclusive, engaging, sustainable and most importantly fun. iGW uses advanced technology, interactive web resources and personalised support to encourage staff to become more active and develop healthier lifestyles.
Sopra is a leader in consulting, IT services and software development in Europe, working closely with clients to ensure the success of their complex transformation projects. We add value through our experience in major projects, knowledge of our clients' specific businesses, expertise in technologies and a broad European presence. The Group generated a turnover of €1,349 billion in 2013 and today, employs over 16,000 people.