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This year every Asda driver will learn about resuscitations, the vital details needed to phone through to emergency services and the essential equipment in a first aid box.

Driver training

It’s all part of the life skills that make up the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to ensure Asda drivers maintain the best in the business.

To help colleagues get the most from their classroom sessions, Driver Trainer Derek Crissell based at Warrington XDC struck up a relationship with St John Ambulance to give drivers a lasting reminder of their coaching.

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 February 2015
Green Room Diversity

The Brand of the Year award is nominated by and voted by the public, so it’s fantastic that we’re being recognised for all our great work in LGBT.

Asda LGBT

The awards will be will be hosted and presented by Sophie Ward and Charlie Condou at a black tie event at the Landmark Hotel in London on Friday 24th April 2015, so fingers crossed for an Asda win!

Previous winners of Brand of the Year include Chanel 4, Hilton and Twitter. You can see the full shortlist here.

This is the third awards body in 2015 in which we’ve received external nomination for our LGBT work and support! In January we won Gay UK’s Business of the Year and our LGBT Network Group were also included in the longlist for Inclusive Networks.

Posted in Green Room Diversity on 23 February 2015
Green Room News

With Mother’s Day on its way we’re looking for mums and daughters from around the nation who have an interesting tale or two about their close ones!

Teresa McCaughan and her daughter Clare

We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate all things mum and want to hear from you – do you know a grandma, a mum and a daughter who work at your store? If you do please get in touch and share their story! We’re looking for interesting and heart warming stories which could be used this Mother’s Day.

We want to hear from you: If there are a few generations of mums at your store please leave a comment below by 2nd March and we’ll get back to you soon. Thanks!

Posted in Green Room News on 19 February 2015
Diversity Gender

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March and is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

International Women's Day

The day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds us of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911, and since the new millennium many global corporations have also started to more actively support International Women’s Day by holding their own events.

To celebrate, our Talent Ambassadors across Retail and ALS will be working with Women in Leadership and Pay it Forward colleagues to hold local events around the themes of confidence and mentoring – which are two of this year’s key focus areas in the Walmart community.

For our Asda and George Home Office colleagues, an event will be held on Monday 9th March and Liz Earle, beauty entrepreneur, will be sharing her business journey, how she’s overcome challenges with confidence and how she manages a successful work-life balance.

We’ll be sharing some of the great stories about the International Women’s Day events on the Green Room so be sure to keep an eye out, and share your stories and pics with us too!

Posted by Diversity Gender on 17 February 2015
Green Room News

We’re supporting the Black Dog Campaign, which helps to create awareness, encourages colleagues to talk openly about mental health illness, and helps to break down the stigma.

Black Dog Campaign

One in four people are suffering with their mental health right now. And we’re working with the charity, SANE, to build our own Black Dog as a way to create awareness and to encourage colleagues to seek help early, rather than suffering in silence.

Find out more about the campaign and Black Dog statues here.

Leave a comment below to suggest a name for Asda’s Black Dog and it could come to your store, depot or home office! Please comment before 5pm on 28th February to be considered. The Black Dog will be travelling across the UK, to help encourage colleagues to talk more openly about mental health illnesses.

Posted in Green Room News on 17 February 2015