Volvo Group North America employs more than 17,000 people in North America, and operates nine manufacturing facilities in six U.S. states, as well as three plants in Canada and one in Mexico. The company only maintains two offices in the country, including one in Greensboro.
The Volvo Group introduced the Health for Life program in 2004 as a comprehensive health management program designed for employees. Its purpose is to build a culture that supports and encourages healthy lifestyles, and includes services to meet the needs of individuals across all levels of health.
Some examples of currently established programs are monthly health fairs, walking and running programs, weight loss support groups, dance lessons, wellness stop-by booths, yoga, meditation, mindfulness practice, massage, biometric and other health screenings, educational programming, wellness challenges, free health coaching, and on-site fitness center.
Volvo employee Alex Pappas offered the following description of her experience: “The wellness program through Volvo Group is by far the most robust I’ve experienced or heard about at companies in the area. There is literally something offered for everyone at every level of fitness, and the program overall promotes a healthier lifestyle for all employees. My personal favorite piece is having access to a gym on campus – it’s easy to pop over during lunch and get in a quick workout to break up the day. It’s so nice to work for a company that allows (and encourages!) it’s employees to take a break in the day to be more active and achieve a healthier lifestyle.”
Since the implementation of Health for Life, Volvo Group has won several awards, including Healthy Facilities and National Health for Life.