global healthy workplace award

A.B. May earns Global Healthy Workplace Award

A.B. May, an HVAC plumbing and electric company based in Kansas City, Mo., has received a Global Healthy Workplace Award for its company-wide well-being program.

Presented by Wolf Kirsten International Health Consulting and i-genius, the Global Healthy Workplace Awards began in 2013 and are open to any organization from any nation in categories of Small and Medium-sized, Large Enterprise, and Multinational.

A.B. May won in the Small and Medium-sized category for companies with less than 500 employees. It was the only U.S. company to win.

“We are extremely proud to be among such great companies around the world that focus on helping employees thrive,” said JT Galloway, who oversees A.B. May’s well-being program. “It’s an honor to represent both Kansas City, on a global stage, as well as being the only American company among such great (companies) from around the globe in the field of healthy workplaces.”

Since 2011, A.B. May has offered a program that focuses on holistic well-being including physical, financial, purpose, social and community. The company has an on-site gym and healthy food market, and offers personal finance coaching, weight loss support and more.

A.B. May applied for the award by creating a 20-page document that illustrated the company’s program. It was selected as one of two companies in the Small and Medium-sized category to present their program to a panel of judges in Bergamo, Italy, earlier this month.

“A.B. May cares about each and every employee that works here along with their family. We’re dedicated to helping them live the best possible life they can,” Galloway said. “We’ve seen incredible results already by making well-being a focus, including increased employee engagement, lower turnover and more satisfied employees. By focusing on having happy, thriving employees, they in turn serve our customers at the highest level.”

Other award recipients are Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz in Brazil for the Large Enterprise category and Lendlease, a property development company in Australia for the Multinational category.