May 30, 2015

Scania South Africa recognised for HIV prevention work

Scania South Africa's work to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS has won the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme's (SWHAP) Most Comprehensive Programme Achievement Award 2014.

The SWHAP Most Comprehensive Programme Achievement
Award 2014 was presented to Scania South Africa primarily for its employee support programme.

SWHAP is an initiative from the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Swedish Industrial and Metalworkers' Union (IF Metall) to support HIV and AIDS programmes at Swedish related workplaces in Sub-Saharan Africa.

"The employee support programme assists in early diagnosis, access to treatment and continuous support for employees and their families. Currently over 90 percent of Scania's employees are aware of their HIV status and 44 out of 55 HIV positive employees are on treatment," said John Viner, Programme Manager, SWHAP.

Andreas Foller, Sustainability Manager, Scania, added, "Health and safety has always been important to Scania. The foundation to our success has been having motivated, engaged and highly skilled employees. The achievements of Scania in South Africa are a real inspiration to the rest of Scania."


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