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Dow Corning Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
(Midland, MI) – Dow Corning has been recognized for the third
consecutive year as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American
Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical
activity and employee wellness are important priorities at
We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association
as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for the third year,” said
Conway, vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We’re committed
to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our
employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our worksites
Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association
in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
Dow Corning was recognized this year for its free marathon and half marathon training programs,
expansive offering of on-site fitness classes and healthy cafeteria
The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the
American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and
wellness a priority.
American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of
healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those
numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at
sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a
host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone.
The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by
motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any
physical activity. For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites
program visit startwalkingnow.org.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides
performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000
customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via
the company’s Dow Corning® and
brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and
Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are
outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the
American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative,
a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management
of chemical products and processes.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association
is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and
No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research,
fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and
information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association
is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting
heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any
of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.