CH2M HILL Recognized as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from CH2M HILL

    DENVER, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL, a global full-service
 engineering, construction and operations firm, has been awarded the Gold
 Seal by The American Heart Association (AHA) and Start! The Start!
 Fit-Friendly Companies program recognizes employers who champion the health
 of their employees.
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     "CH2M HILL has not only recognized the importance of a healthy
 workplace but has taken important steps to create a culture of physical
 activity in the workplace," said M. Cass Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer
 of the American Heart Association. "CH2M HILL has promoted a wellness
 culture by providing support to employees and implementing physical,
 nutritional and cultural changes."
     When being considered for this award, the AHA looked at the types of
 meals offered in the CH2M HILL cafe, the walking programs and fitness
 facilities offered by the fitness committee, the firm's involvement in
 health and wellness organizations in the community, health education
 materials provided to employees and the company's overall commitment to
 health and safety.
     "We actively pursued the American Heart Association's Fit Friendly
 Company award because it was a perfect match to CH2M HILL's commitment to
 the health and wellbeing of its employees," said Sherri Boness, CH2M HILL's
 fitness center steering committee lead. "Employees mainly join CH2M HILL
 for the great projects that we work on, but the firm's commitment to
 fitness, health and safety is a reason they stay. It is a reflection of the
 kind of culture we have where the needs of the client are addressed in
 balance with the needs of our employees."
     CH2M HILL and the Department of Veteran Affairs were the only two
 Colorado companies that qualified as Start! Fit Friendly companies.
     Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global
 leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private
 clients. With $4.5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading
 program management, construction management for fee and design firm, as
 ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated
 in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications,
 construction and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized
 as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and
 professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000
 employees in regional offices around the world.