The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Realogy Corporation with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ recognizing the efforts of the global provider of real estate and relocation services to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings and ensuring access to quality treatment.
Today, more than 2.7 million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of the more than 115 employers like Realogy, which have become Gold Standard accredited.
Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the non-profit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs who created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health non-profit organizations and professionals.
“I hope the leadership and commitment of Realogy will encourage other employers across all industries to become Gold Standard accredited,” said Viehbacher.
The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ calls for organizations to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy diet and nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.
“This recognition by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer underscores our commitment to the health and well-being of our employees, and we are proud they are taking advantage of our iThrive wellness program that we put in place to give them an active role in their own care,” said Richard A. Smith, president and CEO, Realogy Corporation.
CEOs from across industries are keenly aware of the tremendous impact they can have in improving health, controlling health care costs and making a difference beyond their organization’s walls in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. Other Gold Standard employers include insurers like Aetna, Cigna, State Farm and several Blue Cross affiliates; law firms, such as Hogan Lovells and Jenner + Block; technology companies such as Dell and SAS Institute; and a range of leading employers including American Century Investments, Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s.