Tyson Foods creates new well-being platform for 120,000 US employees
NYSE-listed Tyson Foods, one of the biggest food companies in the world, has launched a well-being app as part of a new initiative aimed at building a healthier workforce in the United States.
The Arkansas-based company has approximately 120,000 people employed in the US who now have access to a technology platform provided by Limeade, a company operating in the employee well-being space. The app, which is available on a voluntary basis, delivers personalised activities and resources that support emotional, physical, financial and work well-being.
The Limeade platform is the cornerstone of Tyson’s ‘Living Well at Tyson Foods’ initiative that focuses on health and wellness into the workplace. The app includes the designation of specified team members as well-being champions across the company, monthly working wellness webinars, and other programmes.
“We started Living Well because we care about our team members and believe the Limeade platform will enhance our efforts,” said Tyson Foods’ chief medical officer Claudia Coplein. “Our company’s success depends on our people and this initiative will place well-being at the heart of the team member experience, infusing health and wellness into the workplace.”
The Limeade platform operates in 19 languages and serves as a centralised health benefits hub for team members. It includes information on preventative health activities, connections to internal Tyson Foods well-being programmes, and access to a library of educational resources. Users can choose whether to engage in activities through the platform, such as syncing the platform to their personal fitness trackers, taking interactive quizzes, and connecting with other members through its social capabilities.
Tyson Foods is also looking at other well-being services. The company continues to pilot seven health centres that offer team members and their families easier access to healthcare, in most cases, at no cost; and also claims to offer longer parental leave.