NewPage Wins Dayton Business Journal's Healthiest Employers Award

Aug. 25, 2011 - NewPage Corporation has been named by the Dayton Business Journal as one of ten local companies to win their first "Healthiest Employers Award."

The Dayton Business Journal engaged Healthiest Employers, an independent organization dedicated to promoting wellness in business, education and non-profits, to review the nominations and choose the winners. All nominees were measured using six core areas of workplace wellness:

  • Cultural and leadership commitment
  • Foundational components
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication and marketing
  • Programming and interventions
  • Reporting and analysis

NewPage launched its Wellness Initiative in January 2010 with the goal to create a wellness environment for NewPage employees by increasing awareness and engagement in personal wellness through a variety of NewPage activities and programs, including those offered by the company's health care plans. To reach this goal, the NewPage Wellness Committee has planned several program activities aimed at reducing the incidence of the most prevalent conditions experienced by NewPage plan participants. Such activities include preventative doctor visits and testing, biometric screenings, flu shots, health fairs and, most recently, friendly company-wide weight-loss and fitness competitions. In addition to wellness activities, NewPage also offers several programs that provide wellness coaching and comprehensive management for employees with health conditions such as diabetes and asthma.

"This award recognizes the commitment we have to the health and wellness of our employees," noted Glenn Grill, vice president, Human Resources. "We appreciate being acknowledged and plan to continue initiatives designed to increase our employees' awareness and engagement in personal wellness."

The Dayton Business Journal and area businesses congratulated and honored the winners at an awards breakfast this morning at the Schuster Center in Dayton.

SOURCE: NewPage Corporation