Merchants Fleet Management recieved the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation for the fifth consecutive year for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, created the Gold Standard to recognize employers for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees, according to Merchants.
“As CEO, I am proud of the efforts our organization continues to make to ensure we have a healthy work place,” commented Glen Villano, CEO, Merchants Fleet Management. “Engaged employees have higher levels of performance. Our health and wellness programs, including the CEO Gold Standard Award, is one of the ways to engage our staff.”
To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer: prohibit tobacco use and support tobacco cessation efforts; promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; provide health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care and participation in cancer clinical trials; promote employee awareness of these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.