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GlaxoSmithKline Named A Top Employer for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Date:5/13/2008

competitive edge to the epidemic of chronic diseases," said GSK's Christopher Viehbacher, President, US Pharmaceuticals. "Employers can play a major role in developing a healthier, more competitive workforce by designing health benefits that encourage the prevention and better management of chronic diseases and their costly complications. This is one of the guiding principles of GSK's US health initiatives."

Energy, Resilience, and Healthy High Performance

GSK is committed to helping employees and their families live healthier, more productive lives. This award recognizes the range of tools and programs to support nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy choices offered through GSK's TotalReward benefits or on-site through Employee Health Management, and highlights GSK's commitment to offer healthy food choices through food service providers.

GSK submitted a case study on long-term behavior change from the recently launched "Energy for Performance" initiative which was piloted in US Pharmaceuticals. Employee Health Management, in partnership with Corporate Leadership and Organizational Development, launched this innovative program that links energy and resilience with GSK's leadership development framework so that employees are healthy, energetic, and fully engaged both at work and at home for sustainable, healthy high performance.

"We are very pleased to honor GlaxoSmithKline for their innovation and commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs designed to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, President of the NBGH. "GSK and its management team should be proud of both their initiatives and ongoing support of helping employees to choose a healthier way of life."

Now in its fourth year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards acknowledge and reward those employers that recognize the urgent need to improve their workers' health, productivity, and quality of life. The under
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