USANA Health Sciences, Inc., today was added to Outside magazine's third annual "Best Places to Work" list for the second consecutive year. USANA was ranked No. 13 out of 50 companies around the United States. The full list and related story are published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 13.
"USANA is thrilled to be recognized by Outside magazine once again with such a prestigious award," said USANA CEO Dave Wentz. "We understand that our employees are essential to providing the best health products and support to our sales force around the globe. USANA is committed to giving its employees all the necessary benefits and resources they need to excel at work while still maintaining an excellent quality of life."
More than 600 USANA employees in Utah enjoy impressive workplace benefits, including free onsite workout facilities and a personal fitness trainer, an annual profit-sharing program, free company health products, excellent health and life insurance packages, regular health fairs and voluntary fitness contests. USANA has repeatedly been named one of Utah's Best Companies to Work For by Utah Business magazine, and received a 2008 Work/Life Award from the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Office of Work & Family Life.
USANA also has implemented a major workplace environmental initiative known as USANA Green. USANA Green is led by employee volunteers who apply a comprehensive and long-term approach to help the company protect, preserve and promote the integrity of the environment.
Outside's "Best Places to Work" list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The year-long selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee satisfaction surveys and employer questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees' enjoyment of active endeavors and environmental and social involvement.
"These 50 companies come from a vast array of industries, but they're all following the same enlightened path," said Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. "They're successful businesses in a challenging economy precisely because they support a proper work-life balance. They know that benefits like on-site gyms and fitness classes, reimbursements for ski passes and sports racing fees, and support for community service efforts during work hours make their employees happier, and thus more productive."
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USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care, energy and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
About Outside Magazine:
Outside is America's number one active lifestyle magazine, with more than 2 million readers a month. For 30 years, the magazine has been dedicated to covering travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine ever to receive three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com.
About The Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.