(Waukesha, WI)- The Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), is honored to recognize that its national affiliate, WELCOA, announced Wisconsin’s newest Gold Well Workplaces. WELCOA summarizes that Gold Well Workplaces are companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and are demonstrating and documenting concrete outcomes.
Gold Well Workplace Award Winners
“Not only have these organizations created world-class wellness programs, but they also worked hard to integrate wellness programming into the very fabric of their organization’s culture and mission. These organizations should be proud of their dedication and support to their employees' pursuit for health. They have created a work environment second to none and truly represent one of America's Healthiest Companies.” states the WCWI's Executive Director, Jessica Raddemann.
The Well Workplace Award designation is awarded throughout the year to employers from around the nation that have implemented corporate health initiatives to improve the lives of their employees. The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria outlined in WELCOA’s seven benchmarks to a results-oriented Well Workplace. Since its inception in 1991, over 1,000 organizations, ranging from educational institutions to non-profit and profit sectors have joined the list of “America’s Healthiest Companies” by receiving the Well Workplace Award. Wisconsin alone has over 120 organizations who currently hold this elite designation. Ryan Picarella, President of WELCOA stated, “By achieving this level of excellence in workplace wellness programming, these organizations have demonstrated their commitment to protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of their most valuable asset- their employees.”
Founded in 1985 by the Wisconsin business community, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin has grown from nine founding companies to over 700 members who represent 500 organizations throughout the state. All who are impacting the wellbeing of over 435,000 employees today. In addition, Wisconsin has over 120 Well Workplace Award-winning organizations as well as seven active Well City projects: Well City Fond du Lac, Well City Fox Cities, Well City Milwaukee, Well Oshkosh, Well County La Crosse, and Well City Racine, and Well County Sheboygan.
On a national level, WELCOA has 5,000 member organizations located throughout North America and is highly regarded for their innovative and results-oriented approach to workplace wellness.