WaterOne was recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as an honoree for the annual Kansas City's Healthiest Employers award. The award honors Kansas City-area businesses that make health and wellness a priority at their companies. This recognition puts WaterOne as one of the top organizations in the region for excellence in promoting health and wellness in the workplace.
The award evaluated WaterOne's wellness program in categories that included Culture & Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications, Programming & Interventions, and Reporting & Analytics. WaterOne was judged favorably for its approach to mental health during the global pandemic, stress-reducing activities, and workplace design that supports fitness and healthy habits. The award also took into consideration factors such as tobacco cessation efforts, on-site biometric screening opportunities, wellness week activities, and rates of engagement in WaterOne's wellness program.
The award was presented at an awards ceremony on March 24th, and was attended by HR staff, a WaterOne Board member, the General Manager, and wellness program vendors and volunteers.
WaterOne has received consistent recognition for its health and wellness efforts in recent years. In 2019 and 2021, WaterOne was presented with the Platinum Level "Healthy KC" Certification from the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce. WaterOne has been a past Silver Level "Healthy KC" certification recipient, and previously received the Kansas City Business Journal's Healthiest Employer award in 2021. The recognition affirms WaterOne's efforts to be an employer of choice by supporting the well-being of its staff, who perform a vital role in the community.