In the U.S., Heinz makes flu shots available on-site and also provides free on-site biometric (health) screenings to all employees. If anyone is identified with specific risks, employees are provided access to a health coach (telephonically). Heinz regularly distributes health and wellness-focused materials to employees, including convenient pocket cards that highlight key employee benefits and exclusive health and wellness programs.
In the Netherlands, Heinz offers employees many health and wellness benefits, including healthy snack and meal options during the work day, and regular health screenings and healthy-living workshops.
Most Heinz factories provide employees monthly educational newsletters, nutritional snacks in the cafés or snack machines, and access to the Heinz Life Management Program, which is a national employee assistance program concerned with the mental well-being of employees.
Diabetes is a global health concern, and Heinz has taken steps to tackle this issue in the United States. Heinz provides an outreach program in select parts of the country, including western Pennsylvania, for active and retired employees to learn how to manage diabetes through education, lifestyle changes and compliance with treatment plans.
In the U.K., Heinz has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer Well@Work, a program that promotes positive differences in employees' health and lifestyles.
Well@Work highlights ways Heinz employees can improve their diets, increase physical activity, quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption. Through the program, healthy food for lunch, and health checks that include blood pressure screenings, cholesterol tests, and Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations are offered.
To date, approximately 40% of the employees at our main manufacturing site in the U.K. have participated in a free screening program.
Focus on Fitness
In the U.S. and the Netherlands, Heinz subsidizes a portion of the costs for health and fitness club memberships for employees.
Heinz UK recently sponsored a week-long employee health and wellness event, which featured a variety of initiatives to promote exercise and nutrition. Activities included fitness sessions, lunch-and-learn meetings and personal consultations to assess employees' individual nutrition needs.
In Australia, employees enjoy complimentary fruit in the office and use an on-site company gym.
These are just a few examples of the ways Heinz is putting fitness first at our facilities around the globe.