PARK RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE : HTZ ) has announced that its worldwide headquarters in Park Ridge, NJ and U.S. administration headquarters in Oklahoma City have each been designated as Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association. The work sites earned the accreditation by helping employees eat better and move more.
"Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Hertz. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We're committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees' health and produce even more positive results for our worksites overall."
Platinum-level employers offer employees physical activity options and promote a wellness culture in the workplace. Companies must implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture as well as demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
Promoting daily physical activity with classes and fitness equipment, the Hertz Fitness Centers at each worksite offer subsidized gym memberships and other incentives. The Centers have hosted Annual Walk at Work days for over 10 years and promote weight management programs on an ongoing basis. Hertz also runs fitness incentive programs throughout the year such as the Steps to Success Walking Challenge.
To further promote a wellness culture, Hertz cafeterias and vending machines offer healthy food choices. Hertz also offers free preventative care services, including free onsite biometric screenings, with the opportunity for employees to earn premium credits towards their health insurance.
"The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program offers a unique, easy-to-implement opportunity for corporations to increase employees' physical activity, which will help improve their health – and their employers' bottom line," said LeighAnne Baker, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hertz Corporation.
Recognition is a critical component of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program. Qualifying worksites have the right to use the program's annual recognition seal for internal communications and with external, recruitment-related communications.
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation