For the seventh year in a row, Synergy WorldWide/Nature’s Sunshine was named by Interactive Health as one of “the Healthiest Companies in America.” International Health (IHS) evaluates over 1,400 companies each year, and in 2013, only 68 companies nationwide earned this recognition. And if that weren’t enough, NSP/Synergy is one of just three companies in America to earn this award seven years in a row!
“We are proud to again honor Nature’s Sunshine with the Healthiest Companies in America award,” said Joseph O’Brien, Interactive Health President and CEO. “These organizations have created a culture of health that goes beyond helping at-risk employees improve health. They have found creative ways to make achieving individual and corporate wellness goals fun,” he said.
The mission of Synergy WorldWide is to transform lives around the world by providing the most innovative and highest quality health solutions. Part of that mission means encouraging employees to adopt healthier lifestyles. Our “culture of health” encompasses a variety of programs throughout the year. Some of these include:
- a 12-week Fitness Challenge
- an annual 5K Fun Run/Walk
- a “Walktober” walking program
- gym membership reimbursements
- an annual health fair
- free company products and more
Employees choose the programs and activities they want to participate in and get rewarded for it.
The program works too! A large number of Nature’s Sunshine and Synergy employees have shown improvements in key areas, including lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and improved blood glucose levels.
NSP Chief Executive Officer Greg Probert was pleased. “We love being one of America’s healthiest companies,” he said. “This recognition demonstrates our ongoing and relentless commitment to health. Our employees take charge of their lives. They work to maintain excellent health utilizing the wellness program and other tools and benefits. We’re extremely proud to qualify for this award again.”
Christine Frazier, Manager of Insurance Benefits and Wellness at NSP, said, “Nature’s Sunshine/Synergy WorldWide is truly part of an elite group that has achieved this status. As a group, we are getting healthier and helping people be healthier down the road. And healthy employees make a company stronger and more productive. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk.”