Bradford Soap Works, Inc. Earns Worksite Health Award
from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Posted June 2017
West Warwick, RI (June 20, 2017) – Bradford Soap Works, Inc was recognized with an Outstanding Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) for effective programs encouraging employee health and well-being in a meaningful way.
“We understand that Our People are at the Core of Bradford’s success. We are committed to providing our employees with extensive resources and training so that they can live healthy lives with their families. With rising healthcare costs, it is more important than ever for our people to find ways to become healthier and we are devoted to helping them achieve this goal.” – Stuart Benton, President.
Bradford was one of more than 75 Rhode Island businesses honored by BCBSRI and the Chamber with a Worksite Health Award at a breakfast attended by hundreds of state business leaders. The event celebrated local businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to improving Rhode Islanders’ overall health through innovative wellness programs, as companies and individuals.
Bradford’s Wellness Strategy
1. Providing relevant programs to address the health interests and needs of the population by utilizing onsite programs and the BCBSRI Wellness Portal to expand reach and meet the needs of all employees.
2. Increasing awareness of health risks to drive healthy lifestyle behavior change to mitigate future disease by administering a Health Assessment campaign.
3. Encouraging preventive care and self-responsibility to maintain optimal health.
4. Optimizing participation and engage more employees with an effective promotion campaign which includes print materials, as well as presenting health information at health fairs.
Bradford ran a 4-week smoking cessation class twice in 2016 to help employees quit smoking, has a flu clinic every year, makes available an Employee Assistance Program for its employees and has an annual Safety day.
“We commend Bradford for investing in wellness programming and creating a stronger workforce,” said Kim Keck, president and CEO of BCBSRI. “Employees who are encouraged to take charge of their own health and wellness feel empowered and valued. Working as a team to help employees get healthy and stay healthy translates to a more committed, more engaged workforce – and that is a true sign of success.”
"By increasing morale and production, and decreasing healthcare costs and sick leave, worksite health programs are a win for all involved. We applaud Bradford for making the commitment to invest in the wellness of their team and for inspiring more Rhode Island businesses to find creative ways to help their employees live better, healthier and happier lives. We encourage other companies to follow their lead,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (bcbsri.com) is a non-profit, community-focused health plan founded in 1939 to help Rhode Islanders finance their healthcare needs. Today, that’s still a big part of what we’re all about. We are committed to improving the health and peace of mind of our more than 400,000 members by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our customers and of the people of Rhode Island by improving their health for generations to come. We are an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is Rhode Island’s only statewide chamber. The Chamber is the hub of connections for Rhode Island businesses of all sizes, in all industries and in all sectors. For more information, visit www.provchamber.com, follow us on Twitter @Provchamber, and like us on Facebook.
About Bradford Soap Works Inc
Bradford (bradfordsoap.com) is an innovative global resource for solid cleansing products. We are the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty bar soap and shower poufs. Bradford’s in-house market research department and broad customer base give us a unique, real-time understanding of industry trends. We offer turn-key solutions that include formulation, packaging, display and design services. Bradford’s state-of-the-art development laboratories provide custom product development and testing services.
Headquartered in Rhode Island, Bradford also has facilities in Indiana, California as well as a strategic partnership with a facility in Mexicali, Mexico.