On 8 May 2023, Sport Vlaanderen presented the 'Sportbedrijf Awards' (Sports company awards) for the first time—recognising companies that invest in sports and exercise in the workplace. Parts specialist TVH took first place in the 'profit > 250 employees' category, ahead of the other two finalists Beliving and BASF.
Late last year, TVH was already awarded the 'Sportbedrijf 2022' label by Sport Vlaanderen. Since then, the company made no secret of its desire to win this award as well. With success: TVH takes the title 'Sportbedrijf van het jaar' (Sports company of the year) thanks to its extensive investments in sports, exercise and well-being at work.
NUDGE: YOUR MOTIVATION
Sport Vlaanderen presents the 'Sportbedrijf Award' to the company that scores the highest on seven criteria. Thanks to its 'Nudge' health policy, TVH passed with flying colours. Throughout the year, colleagues are encouraged through small stimulants to live healthily.
The different Nudge exercise initiatives in the company include free group classes (e.g. yoga, boot camp and start to run), sports infrastructure (e.g. own Finnish track and basketball court), sporting challenges (e.g. walking challenges), a dynamic workstation with ergonomic sitting alternatives, and health scans. TVH's so-called 'Nudge Stars' also convinced Sport Vlaanderen. Already for the second year in a row, thanks to TVH, a group of colleagues will receive professional sports coaching by Energy Lab for a period of six months, in preparation for the Izegem quarter triathlon.
CONTINUED INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH
Dominiek Valcke (CEO at TVH): "With the Nudge initiatives, we inspire and energise our people to adopt healthy habits. Because healthier colleagues are not only more productive, but above all happier. Nudge goes broader than just exercise, for that matter. All year round, there are initiatives, including in areas such as healthy food and mental well-being."
Through Nudge, and now with the title 'Sportbedrijf van het jaar', TVH also hopes to distinguish itself as an employer. Dominiek continues: "We continue to build on our health policy. Applicants are already referring to this in job applications, proving that our efforts are paying off. TVH recently entered the top 20 most attractive employers in Belgium, and there is still room to welcome many new colleagues."