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home hardware receives waterloo region healthy workplace gold award

Home Hardware Receives Healthy Workplace Gold Award for Waterloo Region

St. Jacobs, ON, October 27, 2017 –Home Hardware has been recognized by the Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Gold Award for its commitment to employee health. This is the fourth time that the company has received the designation.

Now in its seventh year, the Healthy Workplace Awards program recognizes and celebrates workplaces in Waterloo Region who demonstrate a strong commitment to improved health for their employees.

"The continued success of Home Hardware's Healthy Workplace initiative proves that the more support we give our Staff, the more engaged they become in pursuing healthy lifestyles and a greater environment," says Terry Davis, CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "Healthier employees make for a happier, more productive team."

In 2011, Home Hardware launched its comprehensive wellness program in partnership with La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and RWAM Insurance Administrators Inc., to promote healthy lifestyle habits amongst its corporate Staff. The wellness program provides a full spectrum of valuable information about important topics such as fitness, healthy eating and stress management.

Home Hardware continually strives to find innovative ways to encourage its Staff to stay healthy. Initiatives in 2017 include:
  • The Canada 150 Physical Activity Challenge: Staff were encouraged to engage in 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Bonus points were provided to Staff who participated in the additional activities of hiking, cycling and swimming. In total, 235 Staff members joined the challenge amongst 47 teams.
  • Power of Protein education: Home Hardware's wellness program shared the benefits of protein, consumption requirements and sources.
Home Hardware's Environmental Department also partnered with the Product Care Association and Ontario Electronics Stewardship to collect electronics. Over 3,400 kg of paint cans and aerosol containers were gathered, which diverted more than 2,000 paint cans and aerosols from landfill. Proceeds from the collected electronics were donated to Tree Canada.
Healthy workplace

Home Hardware Stores Limited Staff received the Gold Healthy Workplace Award at the annual
2017 Healthy Workplace Award Celebration in Waterloo, ON.

From L-R: Gillian Fox, Human Resources Department Assistant; Jill Rolfe, Human Resources Analyst; Deb Benham, Recruitment and Communications Manager, Human Resources; Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager; Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator; Jocelyne Caissie, Health and Wellness Coordinator at La Capitale.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited. (519) 664-2252 ext. 6676 carly.verhoeven@homehardware.ca

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited. (519) 664-4612. jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca