Cultivate by Standard Process

    Palmyra-based Standard Process Inc. has manufactured quality whole food supplements for the past 85 years. In that time, the family-owned business has grown significantly, and has experimented with the best ways to not only produce nutritional supplements for the market, but also take care of its employees in the process.

    This year, Standard Process established Cultivate, a corporate wellness program available as a service to companies. Cultivate by Standard Process incorporates onsite chiropractic professionals with nutritional expertise, in addition to more traditional wellness offerings.

    The company has also implemented an internal wellness program that has expanded to include three chiropractic professionals, two fitness instructors, an organic cafeteria and onsite daycare, among other offerings.

    “Over the course of 10 years, we’ve added components to our wellness program to continue to make it better and better for our employees,” said Jerry Curtin, president of Cultivate.

    The company’s internal R&D department started tracking employee use of the program as it relates to absenteeism and even insurance claims, Curtin said.

    “We realized that what we were doing was working, and thought other companies could benefit from similar programs,” he said.

    Standard Process started offering Cultivate by Standard Process to other companies in February. The program is focused on four pillars: chiropractic care, nutrition, education and fitness.

    In addition to traditional wellness offerings, onsite chiropractors can provide guidance and advice on workplace conditions, understand trends and assist people with recurring injuries or soreness.

    “They also attend leadership and safety meetings and can advise on processes that could potentially lead to decreased workplace injuries on a manufacturing line,” Curtin said.

    “Our approach demonstrates significant differences in employee health factors, and reduces long-term health risks,” he said.

    Two third party academic partners, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and The Medical College of Wisconsin, have also done studies to validate the results, Curtin said.

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