Volvo Group lauded for employee wellness programs

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The Volvo Group was honored by the National Business Group on Health as among of the nation’s leading corporations for innovative programs to promote a healthy workplace, and for helping its employees make better choices about their own health and well-being.

The Volvo Group, of which Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks are part, was one of 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award on June 24 in Washington, D.C. The Volvo Group received a Platinum Award for its wellness program, one of only 17 companies to receive the highest-level award.

“As one of 63 companies recognized this year for their employee health and wellness programs, Volvo is at the vanguard of a national movement to promote a systemwide culture of health, emphasizing prevention, exercise and eating right,” says Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health. “More than ever, a healthy work force is critical to helping America’s large employers compete in the global marketplace.”

Now in its fifth year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards recognize those employers that have embraced a culture of wellness and are working collaboratively to improve their workers’ health, productivity and quality of life.