Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) has been awarded a gold medal from the American Heart Association for running a “culture of health” in the workplace. The bank operates 110 branches throughout Indiana.
Fifth Third took part in the AHA’s 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index, which measures the steps businesses take to foster wellness among its employees and communities.
The index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs.
“Our employees’ health and financial wellness is a key priority at Fifth Third,” said Fifth Third Executive Vice President Bob Shaffer. “We are committed to developing and delivering innovative programs that support their well-being and enable them to live their best lives.”
The heart association says worksites with a culture of health, including policies and programs, and the support of senior leadership are more likely to have healthier, engaged employees and a more productive workforce.
Nearly 800 organizations took part in the evaluation with 35% receiving gold recognition, including Fifth Third.