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Ben encourages automotive community to respond about their biggest health and wellbeing issues

Take part in BENS survey for mental wellness

Ben, an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, including the vehicle dismantling industry, providing support for life to its people and their family dependents, has launched its latest survey to ask industry people about the biggest health and wellbeing challenges they face.

The feedback from the Industry Survey 2018 will enable Ben to ensure its health and wellbeing services remain relevant to those working in the industry. This in turn will help more people to deal with life’s toughest challenges in the future. The survey results will also help shape the organisation’s future support services.

Ben is asking both industry employees and employers to take part in its survey about a range of health and wellbeing issues, including mental health. Use the links below to take part in the survey:

Employers (for CEOs and HR leaders): Click here to take part.

Employees (anyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive, including the vehicle dismantling industry): click here to take part.

Whether a person works on the shop floor or top floor, in a factory, garage, office, showroom or on the road, if they work (or have worked) in the industry, Ben is here for them and values their input.

By clicking either link, participants agree to take part in a 10 minute survey to tell Ben about the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to them (or their company if they are an employer). The survey is confidential and anonymous so participants don’t need to reveal their name or contact details.

By obtaining this vital input from industry employers and employees, Ben can continue to tailor its health and wellbeing support services to best meet their needs and address the real challenges they face. From these insights, Ben can more effectively partner with companies to improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce, reducing absence, improving productivity and raising morale. A healthy workforce has a positive impact on businesses and the automotive sector as a whole. Feedback from employers is also important to help us shape future workplace health and wellbeing services, to help provide the best support to their employees. 

Zara Ross, Ben’s Chief Executive, said, “We would like to urge all employers and employees in the automotive sector to take part in Ben’s 2018 Industry Survey. This is the second year that we have run this survey to find out about the biggest issues affecting the automotive community today.

“It’s really crucial that we continue to gather these vital insights from industry people so we can not only offer the relevant health and wellbeing support to those working in the industry, but also so we can work hand-in-hand with employers to help them support their employees. We really appreciate your time and feedback, thank you.” 

Visit their website to find out more about the organisation and how it can help you at  www.ben.org.uk

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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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