01-29-2020 | Media

WADSWORTH, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2020) — The Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) recognized 111 Ohio employers, including SOPREMA, Inc., for healthy worksite practices during its 16th annual Healthy Worksite Awards presentation in January.

The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

SOPREMA earned a bronze award.

Kayleigh Sokol, SOPREMA human resource manager, said she thinks the company’s comprehensive approach to wellness helped secure its prize.

“Our employees can receive up to a $200 wellness reimbursement annually, get an Interactive Health Screening with the potential to earn up to $200 cash, have memberships to the Ebner gym, take part in the Fruit of the Month Club and participate in the Bookin’ 5k free of charge. SOPREMA even sponsors the race, among other activities throughout the year,” Sokol said.

All applications were reviewed and evaluated using objective criteria. Three levels of high achievement were awarded in 2019 — Gold, Silver and Bronze. Other applicants, who meet basic criteria, received a Recognition award.

“This year’s application was more comprehensive than past years as we worked to better align our assessment with the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard so worksites could more effectively become competitive with national trends in workplace wellbeing programming,” explained the Healthy Worksite Award Co-Chair Annie Laurie Cadmus. “Worksites who are recognized this year should be especially proud of their accomplishments knowing they have provided their employees with nationally competitive and well-rounded programming that supports healthy lifestyles.”

Additional information on the Healthy Worksite Awards can be found at

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