Companies Urged to Report Employee Health Status

July 22, 2014 HR Magazine

By Dori Meinert

Companies should report their workforce health metrics in their annual reports, a commission of public health experts, business leaders and health insurers has recommended.

The commission calls for all companies to include aggregate employee health data in their annual reports by 2025¬ójust like they now report financial earnings and sustainability efforts.

It also urges Fortune 500 companies to include workforce health as part of their organizational strategies by 2020.

The recommendations are included in a June 2014 report funded by the Vitality Institute, a global think tank affiliated with U.S. wellness provider Vitality Group.

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