June 23, 2015 | Management
OTO Development, a South Carolina-based developer, owner and operator of hotels, announces that it has attained the gold level of recognition according to the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program.
The latest list of Fit-Friendly Worksites, released in April 2015, recognizes employers for fulfilling criteria such as “offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting a wellness culture.”
Mary Dixon, OTO Development VP of Human Resources, commented, “We’re thrilled to receive this designation—and even more, we love seeing the positive healthy changes in our employees. Being a fit-friendly company is a priority for OTO Development and we can see that the programs and activities are making a difference. Some employees have lost weight thanks to the Fit Bit program and nutrition education, and others have participated in their first 5K through the Running Club. These success stories are just the beginning.”
The gold level is awarded for companies with a minimum of 25 employees at the worksite, implementing at least six of the physical activity criteria, two nutrition criteria and one of the culture criteria listed in the application form. OTO Development cited the following aspects among their qualifications:
Recognition as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. “We look forward to promoting OTO Development as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, but it’s more than just a designation,” added Dixon. “In working toward the annual renewal, it’s a great opportunity to champion the health of our employees and the entire company, with new initiatives and offerings every year.”