PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 420
large U.S. employers, today honored Aramark
(NYSE: ARMK) for having one of the best workforce health and well-being
programs in the nation.
Aramark is among 49 U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best
Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award presented at the National
Business Group on Health’s Workforce Strategy 2018 Conference. Aramark
received a Gold Award for its “Take Care” health and well-being
programs. This marks the tenth year Aramark has been recognised for
receiving the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award.
“We’re continually working to create personal experiences that change
the way people think about nutrition and their health,” said Lynn McKee,
Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Aramark. “Our mission is
to enrich and nourish lives. We strive to create programs that help
educate and encourage our associates, clients, customers and the
communities we serve, to lead healthier lifestyles for long-term
Aramark’s “Take Care” programs provide employees with resources to
strengthen their physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Offerings include challenges. Fitness centers. Screenings. Flu
vaccinations. Health assessments. Online coaching and tools. A smoking
cessation program. EAP. Nutrition, obesity and fitness counseling.
financial webinars. Wellness fairs. Regular communications.
A critical part of Aramark’s commitment to health and wellness is Healthy
for Life® 20 By 20, a ground breaking initiative with the American
Heart Association®, aimed at improving the health of all Americans 20
percent by 2020. Healthy for Life® 20 By 20, introduced industry leading
menu innovations by reducing calories, saturated fat and sodium levels
20 percent. Increasing fruits, vegetables and whole grains 20
Promoting healthy lifestyles among all consumers, families in
underserved communities and Aramark’s customers, clients and employees
is a key component of Feed
Your Potential 365, a public health and well-being campaign launched
last year in alliance with Healthy for Life® 20 By 20.
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on
Health, commented: “We're delighted to recognise Aramark for their
innovative approach to employee, family and community health and
well-being. Aramark is among an elite group of employers who are
embracing well-being as an important part of their workforce strategy
and working to construct a culture that promotes productivity,
engagement and happiness. We congratulate Aramark and their leaders.”
Winners of the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards
were honored in one of three categories: Platinum. Implementing a
workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results. Gold.
organisations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and
related metrics. Silver. Organizations with emerging well-being
strategies, often with a focus on physical health.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world
champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions. Numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social
responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse
workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our
environment. Strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognised as
one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an
employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn
more at www.aramark.com or
About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit
organisation devoted exclusively to representing large employers’.
perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies
optimise business performance through health improvement, innovation and
health care management. The Business Group’s mission is to keep its
membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to
address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and
consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members,
which include 74 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more
than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more
information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
Erin Noss, 215-409-7403