By KKR Aug 08, 2018

On Wednesday, August 8th, the American Heart Association (“AHA”) announced the results of its Workplace Health Achievement Index and awarded KKR Gold-level recognition. This is the second year in a row that KKR received a gold recognition and third year in a row that KKR has appeared in the Index.

The AHA created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs.

At KKR, we work to improve the health and well-being of portfolio company employees through our Wellness Works program and Worker Safety effort. One of our proactive ESG programs, Wellness Works, is an incentivized, workplace-based, wellness initiative designed to engage employees on their biometric health scores and provide resources to help them address risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular health, including smoking, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. It is based on the premise that employees who know their key health indicators are able to make better decisions for their health and ultimately improve their well-being. This program also supports a community of best practice sharing between engaged portfolio companies. Wellness Works was launched in 2011 with the guidance of the AHA. To date the program has engaged more than 250,000 employees at 10 companies.

To learn more about our efforts in this space, click here.