HDR Honored with Governor's Wellness Award

(September 11, 2015) -  HDR has been recognized by the state of Nebraska with a Governor's Wellness Award. HDR received a "Grower" award, which goes to organizations that demonstrate significant health improvements through empowerment of their employees. The designation is valid for three years.

In his notification letter, Governor Pete Ricketts said that by meeting the standards of this award, HDR demonstrates leadership and vision, and most importantly, has provided an opportunity for employees and families to live a healthy life and improve the quality of life for Nebraskans.

Since inception of its wellness program in 2013, HDR has hired full-time wellness manager Tori Pallas and installed 130 volunteer wellness coordinators in offices throughout the United States and Canada.

The wellness program includes a wide range of incentives and educational programs geared to physical activity/weight management, nutrition and preventive medical care. Positive outcomes include administering a company-wide team weight loss challenge in 2014. HDR participants lost 6,548 pounds, and 25 percent of them made a significant long-term health improvement having lost at least 10 percent of their weight nine months later. HDR also moved the needle on the at-risk BMI population from 63 percent to 60 percent.

 "These statistics prove that our wellness program is making an impact," said Human Resources Director Judy Webster. "Change takes time, but we're proud of the way our employees are embracing the program and we believe that having this program for the well-being of our employees is the right thing to do."

About HDR

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.