Employee Health & Safety
For safety, our goal is to make sure everyone goes home in the same shape as when they came to work. We make safety our top priority and work toward achieving zero employee injuries and zero vehicular accidents with four guiding principles:
- Working safely is a condition of employment.
- Everyone is responsible for preventing accidents and injuries.
- All accidents and injuries can be prevented
- Employees have the right to stop unsafe work.
To complement the company’s focus on safety, an important part of the culture at Schwan’s Company is ensuring employees are fully engaged in their health and wellness. We have long-standing strategies designed to benefit the physical health of employees as well as their emotional, financial and social well-being.
Our team members have access to employee assistance services, online tools that help track physical activity, free health assessments, health screenings and flu shots, health-coaching programs and rewards for achieving healthy behaviors.
In 2019, we expanded the reach of a newly offered program called KnovaSolutions, which is designed to help health-plan participants better understand and manage their medical care, treatments and medications. Nearly 270 health-plan members participated in the program, resulting in a 54 percent decrease in emergency room visits, a 37 percent decrease in specialty care visits, a 38 percent improvement in health-risk scores and a 77 percent decline in inpatient care days.