The Health of Nations:

Treating and Preventing Disease

Employee Wellness in Our Portfolio

We work to improve the health and well-being of portfolio company employees through our Wellness Works and Worker Safety programs and our participation in the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.

Targeting Medical Costs

Impacting Employee Health: Wellness Works

Nearly half of the roughly 980,000 individuals employed by our portfolio companies reside in the United States, where cancer, heart disease, and stroke-related health issues cause illness, shorten productive lives, and consume a large portion of employer and employee medical costs. In many cases, these diseases and their related health challenges can be avoided or reduced through healthier living and early diagnosis.

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Impacting Employee Health: Wellness Works

One of our proactive ESG programs, Wellness Works, is an incentivized, workplace-based, wellness initiative designed to engage employees on their biometric health scores and provide resources to help them address risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular health, including smoking, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. It is based on the premise that employees who know their key health indicators are able to make better decisions for their health and ultimately improve their well-being.

This program also supports a community of best practice sharing between engaged portfolio companies. Wellness Works was launched in 2011 with the guidance of the American Heart Association (AHA). To date the program has engaged more than 250,000 employees at 10 companies.

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A Platform for Global Worker Safety

Our portfolio companies have a wide range of needs and opportunities in health and safety management. With this in mind, in 2015, we launched a global effort built on a Worker Safety Guide that we developed and distributed in partnership with Environmental Resources Management, a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. The handbook illustrates the foundational elements of an effective management system and is designed to highlight opportunities for continuous improvement in health and safety performance.