This is the second consecutive year and the third time in the past six years that Chrysler has received this recognition, with the company being the only automotive producer to receive this award in 2010.
“The 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. This year, Chrysler received a Silver Medal award for its comprehensive wellness programs,” stated the press release.
The Chrysler-UAW (United Auto Workers) National Wellness Program was implemented in 1985, targeting both represented and non-represented employees and is aimed at offering a healthier workplace, being comprised of multiple services, such as health assessments, biometric screenings, workshops, campaigns and health coaching. The project uses incentives linked to wellness activities in order to increase employee participation.
"Chrysler is extremely proud to be recognized for its commitment to providing a healthy workplace and improving our employees' health and well-being," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "This award validates our invested efforts in our employee wellness programs and shows that we never lost focus on what's really important -- the well-being of our employees -- even through challenging economic times."