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GREEN BAY, Wis. – December 6, 2021 – The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Associated Bank achieved national Gold Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.
Associated Bank is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, nearly all received some level of recognition (43% earned gold, 31% received silver and 19% received bronze).
Improving the overall health and well-being of colleagues is a top priority at Associated Bank. A variety of wellness programming, activities and events are offered to colleagues to promote a balanced and healthful lifestyle.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health.
Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.
“We are proud to achieve this recognition from the American Heart Association for prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees,” said Angie DeWitt, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Associated Bank. “We strive to provide programs and opportunities to help achieve our well-being mission of helping our colleagues lead healthier and happier lives, ultimately enhancing the customer experience, improving organizational success and benefiting the communities we serve.”
In the new year, the American Heart Association will introduce a reimagined Index, the Workforce Well-Being Scorecard. Building on the legacy of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, the new Scorecard will provide organizations with a way to measure the total health and well-being of their workforce, including the importance of the mental well-being of employees. Participating organizations will receive specific, evidence-informed tools and services to help build and maximize effective cultures of workforce health and well-being.
For more information, visit www.heart.org/WHSrecognitions or view the listing at 2021_Index_Recognitions_List_for_Website_120121.pdf (heart.org)
About Associated Banc-Corp
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $34 billion and is Wisconsin’s largest bank holding company. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.
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