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Wrigley Honored With '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award
Date:6/25/2009

National Business Group on Health Recognizes Wrigley for its Commitment to Workplace Health & Wellness

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company was honored with a Silver Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative healthcare solutions. The award was granted to Wrigley for its continuing efforts to promote a healthy work environment and supporting associates and families in making better choices about their own health and well-being.

Wrigley was among only 63 companies to receive the acknowledgement, presented at the Joint Summit of the Institutes on Health Care Costs and Solutions & the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity last night in Arlington, Virginia.

"Wrigley is proud to be recognized for our health and wellness commitment by the National Business Group on Health," said Dushan Petrovich, president of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. "Fostering a healthy work environment through innovative wellness programs is not only the right thing to do for our associates, it also makes for an engaging and productive work environment."

Throughout the company, Wrigley has consistently taken steps to promote programs that create a healthy workplace and encourage associates to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Specifically, Wrigley partners with HealthString, a comprehensive resource that connects patients and providers with tools to manage their health, including:

  • An annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) that helps associates pinpoint existing or potential health challenges. More than 90 percent of Wrigley associates completed the free HRA during the 2009 enrollment period.
  • Direct access to a personal HealthString Nurse Coach who is available to discuss risk factors, develop lifestyle plans and provide counsel t
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