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Lowe's commitment to a healthy workplace received special recognition in 2010 from a variety of nonprofit organizations dedicated to building healthier lives.
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award, Gold Winner. The National Business Group on Health honored Lowe's for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes. The award acknowledges employers who have responded to the urgent need to improve their workers' health, productivity and quality of life.
  • Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award. The American Cancer Society recognized Lowe's for demonstrating an advanced commitment to employee health and wellness through our Life Track programs. The award honors best practice strategies that include a comprehensive tobacco use policy and free tobacco cessation services.
  • Start! Fit Friendly Companies Innovation Award. Lowe's received the American Heart Association honor for inspiring change through new and innovative ways to promote physical health.
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a group of cancer-fighting CEOs, recognized Lowe's commitment to reducing the cancer risk of employees and their families by discouraging tobacco use, encouraging healthy lifestyles and providing access to quality care.
  • CDHC SuperStar Integrated Care: Wellness & Disease Management Award. CDHC Solutions, an industry-leading health and benefits magazine, honored Lowe's for our integrated suite of wellness programs and for "being on the forefront of population health and wellness issues."
  • C. Everett Koop National Health Award, Honorable Mention. The Health Project, a nonprofit private-public consortium, honors organizations that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving the health of workers, while saving the company money.
  • HDMS Innovator Award. Vendor partner Health Data & Management Systems recognized Lowe's for the multiple ways we use claims data to manage our health and wellness programs.

Our dedication to promoting a diverse workplace also helped Lowe's earn recognition across the country in 2010.

  • Governor's Achievement Award for Employers Hiring Workers With Disabilities. Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell's administration honored Lowe's hiring efforts at our Regional Distribution Center in Pittston, Pa. The distribution center has hired 46 workers with disabilities since opening in 2009.
  • Employer of the Year Award. The Arc of Luzerne County, a nonprofit liaison between Lowe's and area provider agencies, named Lowe’s the first recipient of its Employer of the Year Award for offering competitive community employment to people with disabilities at the Pittston distribution center.
  • Excellence in Employment Award. Pittston has served as a model for other Lowe's distribution centers, including our facility in Perris, Calif. The Inland Empire Autism Regional Taskforce, along with the California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders, recognized the Perris distribution center for employing people with disabilities, specifically, autism.
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