SPARTANBURG, S.C. – December 2018 –Contec, Inc. is recognized by the American Heart Association for scoring high on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index and obtaining Gold status. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Contec has more than 500 employees here in the Upstate and nearly 700 worldwide.
The Index, which was developed by the Association’s CEO Roundtable and its Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, scores and recognizes organizations on the health of the workplace and health of the workforce using science-based and evidence-informed measures. 1.036 companies nation-wide completed the Index in 2018. 75% scored at bronze, silver, or gold level.
To receive Gold recognition, Contec has implemented disease management programs, has an on-site wellness clinic and fitness facility, provides access to healthy eating options, and offers continuous health education opportunities during work hours. In 2017, Contec received Silver recognition from the AHA.
“What started as an endeavor to control healthcare costs for our organization has come full-circle for Contec through understanding that having healthy and fulfilled employees also leads to good organizational health and success,” says Elaine Smith, Chief HR Business Partner for Contec. “By infusing a culture of wellness in our workplace that includes physical activity, healthy eating habits, regular health assessments and physical and emotional self-care, we are achieving greater health outcomes and greater business success. The commitment our employees have made to participate with us in this wellness journey is one of the reasons we continue to grow and thrive, and we thank them for helping to make our success possible.”
Contec is one of the leading companies to partner annually with AHA for their Heart Walk initiative, which raises funds to save lives from stroke and heart disease, and is one of the top donors in the Upstate for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women cause, whose goal is to elevate awareness of heart disease risk in women.