NextEra Energy Honored with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award by the National Business Group on Health
Company is the only member of the U.S. energy sector to receive Platinum designation
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy, Inc. announced today that it has been honored for the 10th time by the National Business Group on Health for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers to live healthier lifestyles. NextEra Energy is the only company in the U.S. energy sector to receive this award in the prestigious Platinum category, which recognizes employers for their “exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results.”
“At NextEra Energy, we’re strong advocates for providing our employees and their families a wide range of opportunities to help them make good choices about their health and well-being,” said Deborah Caplan, executive vice president, human resources and corporate services for NextEra Energy. “We’re all about creating a culture that allows employees to be fully engaged and achieve a healthy and high-performing work life that meets the business needs of our company and their own personal and family needs at the same time.”
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We congratulate NextEra Energy for being among an elite group of companies that are making a difference every day in improving the health and overall well-being of their employees and families. NextEra Energy and its leadership team are to be commended for their commitment to promoting healthy work environments and for their innovation in developing outstanding programs for employees that encourage good health and well-being.”
With decades of worksite experience from which to draw, NextEra Energy provides innovative health and wellness offerings to employees through its NextEra Health & Well-Being initiative, which offers comprehensive health and productivity management services to more than 33,000 employees and covered dependents. Its mission is “to advance a culture that allows employees to be fully engaged and achieve a healthy and high-performing work life that meets the business needs of our organization and the needs of their family and community lives.” NextEra Health & Well-Being services are integrated into the company’s benefit design and focus on five primary categories: health promotion, fitness, nutrition and weight management, health centers, and an employee assistance program. The cohesive approach emphasizes the close relationship between wellness and productivity, and also features initiatives in safety, ergonomics, absence management and disease management.
At NextEra Energy:
- Three on-site health centers and 58 on-site fitness centers are available to employees,
families and retirees.
- Services offered include: registered dieticians, wellness coaching, tobacco cessation,
diabetes prevention, healthy back and healthy neck programs, and online wellness
- Personal health coaches and support groups are available, and financial incentives are
provided for participating in annual health assessments.
- Innovative initiatives over the last 12 months included a nutrition and physical activity
program called NutriSum, a summer fitness program called Dive Into Fitness, a warrior of
wellness (WOW) communications network and a “Go Healthy! It’s Your Choice” labeling
system that encourages employees in our cafeteria to make healthier food choices.
About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted
exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and
helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and
health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant
health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to
learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group
members, which include 71 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50
million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated
revenues of approximately $17.0 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating
capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra
Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 states and
Canada as of year-end 2014. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal
subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.8 million
customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the
United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is
the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its
subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial
nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been
recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics
and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness
and community responsibility as part of Fortune’s 2015 list of “World's Most Admired
Companies.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:
www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.