SAINT ALBANS, VT — A.N. Deringer, Inc. has been recognized as a Platinum-Level, Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. Additionally, Deringer’s commitment to employee wellness was recognized earlier this year, receiving the Worksite Wellness Award by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Vermont Department of Health.
Deringer’s wellness initiative extends to its 30 customer service centers and all employees in the US and Canada. The program includes educational components, fitness involvement challenges, and participation in national awareness campaigns.
Partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Deringer delivered other themes on nutrition, stress reduction, and an employee “invest in you” program that focuses on mind and body. As an additional benefit of the wellness program, Deringer employees were motivated to participate in community walks and other wellness programs not formally part of the corporate wellness plan. In addition to group walking challenges, the strength-building portion was the most successful of the company’s 2014 wellness initiatives.
“These types of events are integral to Deringer’s corporate wellness program that encourages physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and provides education surrounding many wellness topics. Through our initiatives and offerings, we try to make it easier for our employees to make healthy living a habit. We are proud to be honored by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly worksite and will continue to develop programs for our employees to be healthier and happier,” said Becky Greenough, Deringer’s Human Resources Manager.
About Deringer The largest, privately held Customs broker in the US, A.N. Deringer, Inc., is a leading provider of international supply chain solution services including international freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, Customs brokerage, logistics consulting, cargo insurance, duty drawback, and meat inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.