SAP’s 2018 Integrated Report includes a section on Connectivity of Financial and Non-Financial Indicators that is a worthwhile read for any leader interested in results-oriented employee wellbeing, engagement, sustainability, and retention.

SAP   —  an enterprise application and software company  —   is, from what I’ve heard, top-tier employer with a storied commitment to employee wellbeing (and especially work-life reconciliation). While I may have some uncertainty about their methodology, I give SAP a world of credit for taking strategy and evaluation seriously. It shows they’re not just checking off boxes of what’s cool to offer; they’re committed to providing employees with quality programs, culture, environments, and policies.

I didn’t know SAP was a European-based company, but I shouldn’t be surprised. Europe, Australia, and Canada take employee wellbeing (including mental and emotional health) seriously, based on actionable data, evidence, and expertise. I’m optimistic that the US will ultimately do the same.

Our Business Health Culture Index assesses the health of both our organizational culture and our employees. Activities that support health at SAP strengthen our organizational culture and help our employees perform at their best. For example, we see that flexibility improves stress resilience and enhances the work-life balance. This leads to greater productivity, resulting in higher operating profit.