The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), recently presented its coveted Gold Level Well Workplace Award to School Specialty, LLC. The Gold Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees.
By achieving the Well Workplace Award School Specialty, LLC has made a long-lasting commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. Gold Well Workplaces are companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and are demonstrating concrete results.
“The School Specialty Wellness Mission aims to support and encourage our employees in making positive choices that promote lifelong wellness in both their home and work lives,” says Kristen Mills, Community Manager at School Specialty. “We are honored to receive our third consecutive Gold Well Workplace Award as it shows our ability to provide impactful programming and a continued commitment to wellness. I want to thank our Senior Leadership Team and our Corporate Wellness Committee for their dedication and support. I am also delighted to announce I will be handing over leadership of our Corporate Wellness Committee to Meghan Ridout, HR Analyst. Meghan has been an amazing contributor on Wellness Team for the past year and has many new ideas to enhance our current programming lineup. We look forward to our continued success in Wellness!”
The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria outlined in WELCOA’s seven benchmarks to a result-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.
The Wellness Council of Wisconsin was founded in 1985 by nine employers from the Wisconsin business community. With more than 6,000 member organizations located throughout North America, WELCOA is highly recognized and regarded for their innovative and result-oriented approach to worksite wellness.
“This award is a direct testament to our ongoing commitment to the well-being of our employees,” says Ryan M. Bohr, President & Chief Executive Officer. “School Specialty will continue to expand wellness initiatives across our Company not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because we know that the well-being of our employees it critical to the success of our business.”