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.
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