TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI), with the support of the American Cancer
Society, has received Gold Standard accreditation from The CEO
Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization that has collaborated
with the National Cancer Institute to encourage company policies focused
on a commitment to the health of employees and their families.
"We care about the health of our employees and want to build and sustain
a strong culture of wellness," TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper said. "Our
Stronger You, Stronger Blue wellness program has been a tremendous
success and encouraged our employees to lose weight, quit smoking and
make fitness an everyday part of their lives."
To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs
to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical
activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest
stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to
quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials.
"Steve has brought his own personal passion for fitness and a healthy
lifestyle to TrueBlue and is providing the best work environment
possible for his employees so they have what they need to make the right
choices, whether at work or home, to reduce health risks and cancer
incidences," said American Cancer Society Great West Division CEO Chuck
DeGooyer. "TrueBlue's effort leads the way in the Washington Chapter of
CEOs Against Cancer, and is a model for other companies to follow -- and
we hope they do!"
TrueBlue, based in Tacoma, is the first company and only the second
organization in the state to receive Gold Standard Accreditation in the
State. The other is the American Cancer Society's Great West Division.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer was formed by a group of CEOs in response
to a call by former president George H.W. Bush to "do something bold and
venturesome about cancer within your own corporate families." The group,
which is chaired by Sanofi CEO Christopher A. Viehbacher, says that more
than 2.7 million employees and their family members nationwide are
benefiting from policies implemented by companies that have chosen to
become Gold Standard accredited.
TrueBlue, Inc. is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing. In 2011,
TrueBlue connected approximately 325,000 people to work through the
following brands: Labor Ready, Spartan Staffing, CLP Resources,
PlaneTechs, and Centerline, and served approximately 175,000 businesses
in the services, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, transportation,
aviation, and construction industries. TrueBlue, Inc. is headquartered
in Tacoma, Wash. For more information, visit TrueBlue's website at www.TrueBlueInc.com.
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Stacey Burke, 253-680-8291
VP of Corporate