Ashforth Honored with Healthy Workplace Award
The Business Council of Fairfield County’s Healthy Employer Recognition Program honored Ashforth with the Gold recognition award for its wellness program. This marks the sixth consecutive year being honored. Ashforth was previously honored with Silver recognition awards.
The program highlights the efforts of employers who understand the competitive advantage of a healthy workforce and who have implemented a diverse range of programs to promote a healthy workplace and assist their employees to live healthier lives.
Since launching its wellness program in 2012, Ashforth has promoted wellness by: emailing Ashforth’s Wellness News monthly to employees and posting on its Wellness Board in its community kitchen, supporting fitness goals with gym discounts and walking groups, and encouraging participation in yearly health fairs and health observance events.
Ashforth also continued participating in a Farm Shares at Work CSA Program, a weekly delivery of fresh locally-grown produce delivered directly to Ashforth’s owned properties: 707 Summer Street, 3001 Stamford Square, and Greenwich Plaza.
In total there were 44 companies recognized for their wellness initiatives. The Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program is an initiative of The Business Council’s Wellness Roundtable. Concentrating on the issues of health and wellness, The Wellness Roundtable is a vehicle for best practice exchange, conducts a communications and events program to raise awareness of wellness and serves as a catalyst for employers to take cooperative action in meeting the health-related needs of their employees.