Pitney Bowes Honored by National Business Group on Health as a 2012 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Seventh Consecutive Year Company Recognized for Promoting Health and Wellness
STAMFORD, Conn., June 28, 2012 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) was honored today by the National Business Group on Health, a national non-profit organization of large employers, as a 2012 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles for its continued commitment and dedication to promoting health and wellness and encouraging its employees to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Distinguished as one of only five companies to be honored for seven consecutive years, Pitney Bowes was recognized for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes. Pitney Bowes was among 66 employers who received the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Business Group’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit held in Washington, DC.
“Pitney Bowes is synonymous with innovation in health and wellness, and as true leaders in this arena, they know the importance of supporting their employees’ efforts to choose a healthier way of life,” said Helen Darling, president of the Business Group. “We are very pleased to honor Pitney Bowes for their continued support and dedication to providing lifestyle improvement programs designed to promote healthier lifestyles for their employees.”
Pitney Bowes has worked to build a culture of health since 1993. In designing health and wellness programs, Pitney Bowes believes that employees and employer need to work in partnership in prevention of health conditions and cost containment. Programs assist in attainment of healthy behaviors and utilize a variety of program and educational formats, as well as incentives to appeal to diverse employees. Using evaluations, benchmarking, and program analysis, Pitney Bowes has advanced the Company's health improvement programs and seen positive results in health improvement and in containing health care costs. Pitney Bowes continues to refine programs and services to meet the changing needs of employees and its shareholders.
“Recognizing the value of an engaged and productive workforce, we have created a culture of health within our organization, which in turn helps fuel our culture of innovation,” said Johnna Torsone, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Pitney Bowes. “We are honored by the Business Group’s recognition of our continued health care accomplishments.”
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 345 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™.
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