Background – what is Akan?
Akan, the workplace advisory centre for issues relating to alcohol, drugs and addictive gambling and gaming, was founded in 1963 by representatives from the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions [LO] and the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry [NHO].
Today the board of Akan consists of two representatives from LO, two from NHO and one from the Ministry of Social Affairs. These parties are also the financial contributors to the activities of Akan. Our objective is to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in Norwegian workplaces and also to provide help to employees with alcohol, drug and gambling problems. Akan’s activities are based on collaboration between employers and employees. A defined policy and clear guidelines for dealing with alcohol-, drug- and gambling problems in the workplace are important elements in Akan’s activities. So far, mostly large enterprises have established an Akan system. However, a drug and alcohol policy is also important for small and medium-sized enterprises.
For further information, advice and guidance relating to Akan in the workplace, Akan activities aimed at the individual employee, drug and alcohol abuse in general etc. please contact us.
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