The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has again recognized Chrysler Group LLC as one of the nation's leading corporations providing comprehensive programs that enable a healthy workplace and promote healthy lifestyles for employees and their families.
This year, Chrysler Group received a gold medal award for the sixth consecutive year. It was the fourth consecutive year that Chrysler Group was the only automaker to earn this recognition.
The NBGH's Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award recognizes employers that have truly embraced a culture of wellness and are working collaboratively to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality of life. Chrysler Group was among 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award in 2014. The Company accepted the award on June 25 at the National Business Group on Health's Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
"Chrysler Group recognizes that providing a healthy workplace and improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families is essential to the success of our business," said Michael Keegan, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "Chrysler Group's culture of health is a key part of our high-performance work culture and is tied to our leadership principles, promoting each team member's commitment to achieving best in class performance."
The Chrysler-UAW National Wellness Program was implemented in 1985 for both represented and non-represented employees and is focused on promoting a healthier workplace, healthy life styles and reducing the risk of illness and chronic disease. The program is comprised of services offered in a wide range of formats, including health assessments, biometric screenings, workshops, campaigns and health coaching. Program topics are selected based on health assessments and screening results, disability data and employee interests. Incentives linked to wellness activities are used to increase employee participation.
"Supporting improvement of the health and well-being of our members is vital to developing the world class work environments that will support a successful and sustainable Company and Union membership," said Norwood Jewell, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW Chrysler Department. "On behalf of our members, we are proud to receive this recognition as evidence of the strength and relevance of our programs and the consistent level of excellence we have achieved."
"We are very pleased to honor Chrysler Group for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families," said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. Chrysler Group is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Chrysler Group and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award."