DALLAS, TX – September 18, 2017 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest premium wine and spirits distributor, has received Bronze Level recognition from the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index recognition program. The award honors RNDC as having taken significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. This marks the fifth consecutive year that RNDC has been recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to implementing quality employee health programs for its associates.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility, RNDC is committed to making a positive impact on the well-being and overall health of our associates,” said Lorraine Luke, Vice President, Human Resources, RNDC. “This recognition from the American Heart Association is a testament to the work we are doing as an organization and of our associates’ commitment to their own well-being. We are proud to be honored alongside other outstanding organizations.”
RNDC was previously named an AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite, an award program that recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. RNDC received Gold Level recognition in 2013 and 2014, and Platinum Level recognition in 2015 and 2016.