Astellas celebrates reaccreditation of CEO Cancer Gold Standard
The Gold Standard was developed by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, which is a nonprofit organization comprised of CEOs who were chosen by former President George H.W. Bush. It has since created an employee wellness program. This accreditation program serves to address cancer in the company’s workplaces.
“The health and well-being of our employees is of paramount importance to us, which is why we have taken every measure possible to exceed the requirements of Gold Standard,” Collette Taylor, senior vice president of human resources and facilities at Astellas, said. “We want to create an environment that allows our employees to thrive, so they can live full and healthy lives outside the workplace -- and this recognition is an indication we have been successful in doing that.”
An employer must meet several standards for Gold Standard accreditation. First, it must have programs designed to decrease the risk of cancer through concrete actions. These actions cover five important areas: encouraging physical activity, weight management and healthy nutrition; prohibiting the use of tobacco and encouraging tobacco cessation efforts; encouraging employees to be aware of these initiatives; offering health insurance options to find cancer early, join cancer clinical trials and receive quality care; and support cancer survivors who work for the company.
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