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Responsibility Deal - Fit For Work Team Pledges

About the Public Health Responsibility Deal

Public health is everyone's responsibility and there is a role for all of us, working in partnership, to tackle these challenges.

Too many of us are eating too much, drinking too much and not doing enough physical activity. Creating the right environment can empower and support people to make informed, balanced choices that will help them lead healthier lives.

The Public Health Responsibility Deal aims to tap into the potential for businesses and other influential organisations to make a significant contribution to improving public health by helping us to create this environment.

Organisations signing up to the Responsibility Deal commit to taking action voluntarily to improve public health through their responsibilities as employers, as well as through their commercial actions and their community activities. Organisations can sign up to be either national partners or local partners.

Collective pledges

Collective pledges covering alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity set out the specific actions that partners agree to take to support the Responsibility Deal.

The alcohol and food pledges have a strong focus on actions that manufacturers, retailers, the out of home dining/catering sector and bars and pubs can deliver. The health at work and physical activity pledges are not sector specific and any organisation can sign up to these.

Working together

A plenary group of senior representatives from the business community, NGOs, public health organisations and local government oversee the Responsibity Deal.

The alcohol, food, physical activity and health at work networks are responsible for the Deals' work programme in each of these areas. The behaviour change network provides expert advice across the Deal as a whole.

Further information

The Responsibility Deal have a series of four leaflets, one about the Responsibility Deal overall and three others giving more detail about the Food, Health at Work and Physical Activity networks. Click here for more information

The Fit For Work Team

The Team are committed to the following 5 pledges:

Health at work

  • H1: Chronic Conditions Guide

  • H2: Occupational Health Standards

  • H3: Health & Wellbeing Report

Physical Activity

  • P3: Active Travel

  • P5: Physical Activity Inclusion