CINCINNATI, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has been named one of the "Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America" by Healthiest Employers, LLC, an organization dedicated to evaluating employers' efforts in corporate health. It is the second time in three years Kroger has been honored on the list for its commitment to employee health and its exceptional corporate wellness programming.
More than 5,000 employers from across the country, including 60 Fortune 100 companies, applied for the award. Those selected stood out across each of the six key categories evaluated: culture and leadership, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.
Kroger came in at 38th overall on the list and was lauded for its exceptional corporate wellness initiatives such as health screenings, preventive care education and interactive wellness challenges.
"Our associates' well-being is incredibly important to us, and we are excited to be recognized as an industry leader for our commitment to better health," said Theresa Monti, Kroger's vice president of total rewards and HR systems. "Our goal is to offer something for everyone to help with their overall well-being: physically, financially and emotionally."
Kroger provides a variety of health and wellness programs for its associates. All associates have access to unlimited coaching, by phone or video, to help them achieve their personal goals using the company's Employee Assistance Program.
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™.We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America's most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.