RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR, the leading global independent provider of products and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, has been recognized as a 2016 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, an awards program presented by Springbuk®.
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Vision, Culture/Engagement, Learning, Expertise, Metrics and Technology. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employer Index, a 1-100 metric for wellness programming. The winning organizations have achieved lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs.
VWR is committed to creating a healthy culture for its employees and their families. Some of the Company's wellness initiatives across the Americas include free fruit for healthy snacking in many of their locations, fitness and weight management reimbursement, and free flu shots each year for employees in the U.S. In addition, VWR wellness champions around the globe work together to coordinate events to promote employee health and engagement, including an annual global fitness challenge for all employees and their spouses/registered domestic partners.
"We are so proud to receive this recognition," says George Van Kula, SVP, Human Resources and General Counsel. "At VWR, we care about our people and strive to create a culture that provides everything they need to be happy, healthy and successful. Our wellness programs help to strengthen employee engagement and provide another avenue to support healthy living while building lasting relationships."
The top one hundred employers were recognized at the Corporate Wellness Conference® in Washington D.C. this fall. VWR and the other winning organizations received this honor for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 5,000 employers applied for the Award nationally.
"Year after year, we see strong growth and continued investment in worksite wellness programs," noted Rod Reasen, CEO of Springbuk, the scoring engine behind the national Healthiest Employer® Awards Program. "These 100 organizations are the best of the best. Their efforts are improving the health of their workforce and community."
Springbuk is the leading health intelligence platform for employers. The tool arms employers with a complete view of their population to target engagement, pinpoint spending and measure results. Springbuk is the scoring engine behind the Healthiest Employer® Awards Program that includes over 18,000 employers that represent over 60 million employee lives. To learn more, visit www.springbuk.com and www.HealthiestEmployers.com.
With more than 9,300 employees around the world, VWR is always looking for top talent to join its team. To learn more about careers at VWR, visit www.vwr.com/careers.htm.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
For more information on VWR, please visit www.vwr.com.
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