American Express, the global financial services company headquartered in New York City, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). American Express received the prestigious health and safety award for its overall success in delivering effective tools that foster a safe and healthy environment and encourage employee engagement and pride in the company. Additionally, its Healthy Living global wellness program features best-in-class resources, enhanced access to care, and a supportive work environment for all employees and their families. The program goals are to improve employee health and business productivity/performance, and to control long-term health and productivity costs. The CHAA was presented to American Express at the Opening Session of ACOEM's annual American Occupational Health Conference held Sunday, April 28, in Orlando, Fla. www.chaa.org/
Founded in 1850, American Express has a heritage built on service and is at the forefront of the travel, payments and service industries. With major offices in Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, and large offices in several international countries including the UK, Canada, India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, and Argentina, the company has more than 63,500 employees globally.
The Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) recognizes quality occupational and environmental health programs, identifies model programs and outstanding practices with measurable results and encourages organizational self-assessment and continuous improvement. Recipients of the annual award are judged on the strength of their health and safety programs for individual employees, their programs to protect the environment, their leadership and management, and for their efforts to create an overall work culture that stresses healthy lifestyles and safety consciousness. Only organizations with the most exemplary health and safety practices are considered for the award.