MANCHESTER, N.H. – March 3, 2023 – Cigna has selected Velcro Companies as a recipient of its Bronze level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program. This is the fourth consecutive year Velcro Companies has received this designation.
Velcro Companies U.S.-based corporate wellness program, Hooked on Health, encourages and supports employees to maintain and improve their overall wellness by offering health education seminars and wellness challenges. Cigna has recognized Velcro Companies’ strong participation through the Hooked on Health program for a fourth time.
“This recognition is a testament to how our Hooked on Health program empowers our U.S. employees to take ownership of their own wellness journey,” said Ben Kaplan, General Counsel and Chief Talent Officer. “By investing in a wide-range of healthy lifestyle learning opportunities and exercise challenges, we hope to ensure our employees and their families enjoy a happy and healthy life.”
Investing in an effective workplace well-being program drives value for employers. Senior executives surveyed as part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna reported greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation, and greater retention and loyalty as the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23 percent more profitable.
“As a consultative growth partner, Cigna knows that a healthy workforce is critical to business growth,” said Cindy Ryan, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “We are honored to recognize organizations like Velcro Companies who share our commitment to workplace wellness. Creating a healthy work culture is of critical importance, and many employers are seeing increased employee engagement, productivity, and retention as a result of whole person health wellness initiatives.”
The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation, formerly known as the Cigna Well-Being Award, evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations, program execution, and whole person health. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for whole-organization health. Cigna is proud to honor Velcro Companies with the Bronzelevel designation for having made good progress towards a healthy work culture by establishing and growing their employee well-being and engagement program.
About Velcro Companies
Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant, and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. With more than 60 years of experience, Velcro Companies are proud of their heritage in innovation. Velcro Companies owns over 400 active patents and numerous trademarks, including the VELCRO® mark, which is registered throughout the world. Velcro Companies offer global resources for world-class solutions, with manufacturing locations in Spain, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Uruguay and China and sales offices around the world.
Mark Elliott, APR