Last update: 12/04/2024

Santander is committed to being one of the world's healthiest companies and to building a culture of care and awareness for our organization and broader society. Our BeHealthy programme, which we launched eight years ago, promotes healthy lifestyles both at home and at the office.

A bank’s health is usually associated with higher profits and brand value. But organizations can achieve their targets and grow by also taking care of their employees’ health and well-being. 

Our Health and well-being strategy sets out how we protect the health, safety and well-being of all employees, associates and customers; promote a healthy lifestyle; and create long-term value.

In 2016, we launched BeHealthy, a global health and wellness programme based on these four pillars:


8.4 /10

Average rating from employees for the statement “Employees’ health and well-being is a priority at Santander”

8.4 /10

Average rating from employees for the statement “Employees’ health and well-being is a priority at Santander”

+0.4 above the finance industry benchmark and 25% higher than the industry average. (2023 Your Voice survey)

In 2023, thousands of employees took part in the initiatives, activities and events we ran across our footprint under the programme’s four pillars.

Workshops to promote healthy habits

Every year in April, the Group celebrates World Health Day through our own BeHealthy Week, where we put health and well-being at the centre of the activities that each subsidiary prepares.

The in-person and virtual initiatives and events we run throughout the week help highlight the benefits of healthy habits in terms of nutrition, exercise, regular check-ups, and emotional well-being. Some involve visits to Santander Group City’s Produce Processing Centre, first aid classes and to share best practices. 

The banner for this year’s BeHealthy week is “A healthy life, the best choice you can make”. With that, we’re emphasizing the importance of making healthy choices that promote our physical, emotional and social well-being. 

Santander is convinced of the key benefits that a healthy lifestyle affords, such as boosting employees' drive and radiating positive energy at the workplace, and strengthening personal bonds and connections with broader society. A healthy team is happier, more committed and more productive. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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