AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Recognition from the National Business Group on Health identifies the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs promoting a healthy workplace and employee lifestyles
- Award validates Company's commitment to promoting "a culture of health" for employees and their families
- Chrysler Group is only automaker to receive award in 2011 and in 2012
The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has recognized Chrysler Group LLC for the fourth consecutive year as one of the nation's leading corporations providing comprehensive programs that enable a healthy workplace and promote healthy lifestyles of employees and their families. This year, Chrysler Group received a gold medal award for the fourth consecutive year and, again, 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. This is the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time since the award was established seven years ago that Chrysler Group has received either a gold or silver medal recognizing the quality and relevance of its employee wellness programs. Chrysler Group was among 66 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award in 2012. The Company accepted the award on June 27 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 our building and sustaining our success in the future," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "This award validates our invested efforts in creating a culture of health which is a clear indication of our corporate values and a strategic differentiator as we recruit and retain talented people who enable the Chrysler Group to compete and grow."
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.
"Our leadership teams are convinced that 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 for the future," said General Holiefield, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW Chrysler Department. "On behalf of our members, we are proud to receive this recognition and to achieve a consistent level of excellence."
"We are very pleased to recognize Chrysler Group for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "Chrysler Group and its management team should be proud for their dedication and recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce. We congratulate them on receiving this award."
About Chrysler Group's Commitment to Promoting a Culture of Health
Chrysler Group's culture of health is a key part of the Company's a high-performance work culture and is tied to its leadership principles, particularly promoting each team member's commitment achieving best in class performance. Chrysler Group's goal is to support workplace policies and a work environment that inspire totally engaged employees who are healthy at work and at home, actively manage their health status and are sustainable, healthy contributors to the Company's success.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 345 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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