Mindfulness, healthy eating and continuing education, three fundamental elements of any wellness program
The Spanish company Calconut, originally from Almera and headquartered in Mutxamel (Alicante), is one of the European leaders in the distribution of nuts, dehydrated fruits, dried fruits, seeds, legumes, spices and superfoods. Innovation and the circular economy – sustainability and respect for the environment – are the two pillars of its corporate philosophy, which also includes a fully committed policy for the well-being of its employees.
Its innovative Calconut Wellness program focuses on creating the best possible workplace through a careful design of the facilities at the Alicante head office, in which the offices of the company’s strategic departments (customer service, human resources, etc.) are concentrated. purchasing, production, logistics, marketing, sales, quality, R + D + i, accounting, finance, etc.). The presence of five elements (light, natural ventilation, water, vegetation and aroma) have been taken into account which keep cortisol (the stress hormone) at bay and promote the creation of the “happiness quartet”: endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine.
GOOD DIET, THE BASIS OF WELL-BEING
One of Calconut’s commitments is to promote healthy habits among its customers, by offering them information on the benefits of the different products that make up its portfolio. The company applies this same philosophy indoors, with its own employees: in the dining room located at its headquarters, and in coordination with the kitchen managers, a team of expert nutritionists designs a healthy and varied daily menu. for all workers.
Thus, a balanced diet is promoted which avoids ultra-processed foods and encourages greater consumption of vegetable proteins (such as legumes, soybeans, nuts, etc.) at the expense of animals. The recipes (salads, creams, desserts …) eliminate added sugars and ultra-processed flours, which are replaced by dehydrated fruits, whole wheat flours and nut flours, among other products of the nut & brand. me. The balanced consumption of nuts, dehydrated or dried fruits, seeds, legumes, spices and superfoods has many benefits: they improve heart health; help strengthen bones and muscles; nourish the skin and hair; they are powerful antioxidants for our cells; They are a source of energy and healthy fats and support the nervous system and memory. It also communicates to its employees the importance of good hydration: it is recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water per day.
SPORT TO FIGHT AGAINST STRESS
Calconut is also aware of the importance of fighting against a sedentary lifestyle through physical activity. Sport, like food, has a direct impact on the happiness of our brain and the production of the aforementioned happiness hormones. For this reason, she organizes different activities for her employees, such as yoga, Pilates and mindfulness, on the roof of the building, outdoors and enjoying a 360 degree view.
In addition, Calconut is committed to the well-being of its employees and ensures that they feel fulfilled in their work. For this reason, and in an increasingly globalized era, it facilitates access to training and offers them language courses, a necessary tool for their professional enrichment which, in addition, has personal benefits such as increasing self-confidence, developing communication skills and promoting critical thinking.
A UNITED AND COMMITTED COMPANY
To its concern for health and the environment, Calconut adds its commitment to improving the quality of people’s lives. Through its Juan Peregrn Mula Foundation, it carries out actions in the fields of education and training, society, health (fight against diseases and in favor of healthy lifestyles) and support institutional, thanks to the involvement and effort of all stakeholders. , who participate actively and unselfishly in their projects from their proposal to their development. Among the latest projects carried out by the foundation are the decoration of the pediatric oncology floor of the new mother and child hospital in Torrecrdenas (Almera) and the donation of a garden to the Arbre Blanc school in Mutxamel.