ARAMARK Recognized for Its Approach to Employee Safety and Claims Management with Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award
Company’s commitment to its employees has reduced the number of work-related injuries by half
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARAMARK, a global provider of professional services, has received the 2009 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award for its employee safety and claims management programs.
“Not only do we feel our approach is the right thing to do, we believe it is essential to creating a company where the best people want to work. We are honored by this recognition, which is a testament to our commitment to our people.”
The award is given by Risk & Insurance magazine, a leading publication in the risk management industry, to honor organizations for their efforts to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to workers. The magazine recognizes only one company, one nonprofit organization, and one federal agency annually. This is the 16th year the awards have been given.
ARAMARK employs approximately 260,000 people who provide food, facility and uniform management services to thousands of organizations in millions of locations globally. Consistent with its long history of caring for its people, the company initiated a new approach to employee safety, workers’ compensation and disability management in 2004. Since then, ARAMARK has reduced the number of employee injury claims – as well as the number of days its people lose because of injuries – by 50 percent.
“At ARAMARK, our vision is to provide a work environment in which no one gets hurt,” said Debbie Rodgers, vice president of global risk management for ARAMARK. “Not only do we feel our approach is the right thing to do, we believe it is essential to creating a company where the best people want to work. We are honored by this recognition, which is a testament to our commitment to our people.”
ARAMARK has instituted a holistic approach to employee safety and risk management, in which all elements of safety, workers’ compensation, disability management, risk management, and return-to-work are managed centrally. This award-winning approach comprises:
ARAMARK has been recognized as an employer of choice by several organizations. It has been listed as one of the Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek, one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health, and as a top employer in many regions nationally. The company also ranked first in its industry on FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," and it is consistently on the Global Outsourcing 100, a list of the world’s most prestigious outsourcing service providers.
About ARAMARK Employee Advocacy
As one of the world’s largest employers, our 260,000 worldwide employees are our most valuable and important asset. We provide competitive wages and benefits, embrace diversity, promote inclusion, and encourage personal and professional development. We are united by a culture that celebrates and rewards an entrepreneurial spirit by treating our employees with respect and dignity, making ARAMARK a company where the best people want to work.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com, or www.twitter.com/aramarknews.