The health, wellness and safety of our employees is paramount. Walker Industries continues to invest in building and fostering our superior safety culture. We acknowledge that all employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment.
Each year, our Superior Safety Culture Award recognizes the employee who leads by their example and personifies our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace.
In 2018, we enhanced our Health & Safety program to advance our performance and due diligence by improving communication and implementing new educational and training tools.
Specifically, we undertook a complete review and update of our Corporate Health & Safety Policies to enhance safety leadership and communication, hazard identification and control, and general health and safety practices.
Our company recognizes that personal health and wellness is required for employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall company success. With that, Walker Industries offers employees an Employee and Family Assistance Program, through LifeWorks.
We also offer our employees an annual subsidy for wellness and fitness related activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Over 39% of our employees participated in the Walker Wellness program in 2018.
The Walker Wellness program provides a subsidy of up to $200 per year to all permanent employees to promote an active lifestyle. Subsidized items include bicycles, dance lessons, sports equipment, Fitbit devices, gym equipment and more.
We proudly support the professional development of our employees by providing opportunities to advance skillsets and transition into roles with increasing responsibility.