We recognize that in order to have a healthy company, we need to foster an environment to promote a healthy workforce. Walker Industries subscribes to an Employee and Family Assistance Program, through LifeWorks, which provides our employees with resources for managing life’s challenges, which focus on topics from family and health, to stress and finances.
We also promote an active lifestyle for our employees through our Walker Wellness Program. This program provides a subsidy of up to $200 per year to all permanent employees for wellness and fitness related activities. This promotes the development of cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength or flexibility, and healthy lifestyle habits. The Walker Wellness Program provides our employees with an opportunity to partake in physical activities they may not otherwise be able to.
In 2017, with wellness in mind, Walker Emulsions challenged employees to take part in a Walk for Wellness Challenge. Using the Wellness Subsidy, Fitbits were provided to interested employees to track their steps over a five-month period and compete against their coworkers across the division. The winners of the challenge walked almost 4 million steps throughout the challenge and were awarded a weekend getaway for their hard work.
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