Sundt Construction is among the 72 “Healthiest Companies in America,” according to Interactive Health, a health-management solutions provider that awarded the national recognition based on winners’ successful corporate health and wellness initiatives in 2012.
This is the first year Sundt has won the award.
The “Healthiest Companies in America” award is given to organizations across the nation that attained a company-wide low health risk status while achieving high employee participation in their wellness program. The selection process analyzes clinical test results demonstrating improved employee health across an index of key health indicators.
“Sundt places a high priority on health and is always looking for ways to promote wellness in the workplace,” said Kari Louie, Sundt’s corporate director of total rewards, noting how the company has made employee health a strategic initiative by encouraging staff members to be more active, make healthy food choices and quit smoking, among other measures.
Joseph A. O’Brien, president and CEO of Interactive Health, praised 2012’s “Healthiest Companies in America” award winners, saying, “Earning this award takes corporate courage and commitment. A small percentage of an insured population can generate a disproportionate share of medical claim costs for an employer.
“However, a culture of health goes beyond improving the health of at-risk employees. It is equally as important to engage the healthy employees to ensure they stay healthy.”