The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with its local affiliate, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, recently presented 11 additional recipients of the Well Workplace Award in Wisconsin for 2012.
The new Gold Well Workplace Award recipients are: American Family Insurance, Madison; Appleton Papers Inc., Appleton; Bergstrom Automotive, Neenah; Evergreen Retirement Community, Oshkosh; Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton; Franklin Energy Services LLC, Port Washington; J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah; Kimberly Area School District, Combined Locks; Kleen Test Products Corp., Port Washington; and McClone, Menasha.
In addition, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., Appleton, has received the Silver Well Workplace Award.
The Well Workplace Award designation is awarded throughout the year to employers from around the nation that have implemented corporate health initiatives to improve the lives of their employees.
The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a set of criteria outlined in WELCOA’s seven benchmarks to a results-oriented Well Workplace.
David Hunnicutt, president of the Wellness Council of America stated, “In a time when the health of our nation’s workers is not what it should be and health care costs consistently reflect this trend, the Well Workplace initative provides employers with a powerful approach to stemming the tide of increasing costs and systematically working toward improving the health and well-being of their most valuable asset- their employees.”
Wellness Council of Wisconsin executive director Jessica Raddemann said, “These employers worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process. It is our pleasure to recognize them as the newest Wisconsin employers to achieve Well Workplace status.”
Founded in 1985 by the Wisconsin business community, membership since then has grown from nine founding companies to more than 450 organizations representing over 440,000 employees. In addition, Wisconsin currently has 75 Well Workplace Award-winning employers as well as four active Well City projects: Well City Fox Cities, Well City Milwaukee (Silver Award 2010), Well Oshkosh and Well City Racine (Bronze Award 2012).