Vigilent Successfully Reduces Carbon Emissions, Employee Waist Sizes, And Commuting Barriers
EL CERRITO, CALIF.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Technology isn’t the only innovation emerging from Silicon Valley these days. Vigilent®, an energy management company located in the San Francisco East Bay, announced the results of a unique wellness program that ties additional stock option grants to healthier lifestyle choices. Combined with a range of benefits and employee-oriented flexible work options, which include strong support for telecommuting, this has made the cool technology company a hot place to work.
Launched almost two years ago, the ‘Healthy Options” wellness program has paid dividends to the company via increased productivity and reduced absenteeism, and to employees through additional stock grants and rewards. To date, as a direct result of the program, Vigilent reports that it has tripled its (defined as physically fit and of normal weight) – with more than 90 percent of employees participating in the program, which includes health screening, training, coaching and group support.
Twenty percent of Vigilent employees take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) or walk to work at least twice a week. Employees are encouraged to telecommute when it makes sense and, with the company’s support as a Telework Week champion, around 25 percent of employees telecommuted at least one day this week.
“Our motivation for initiating and promoting these programs is two-fold,” said Mark Housley, Vigilent CEO. “Healthy employees are better employees. In a smaller company every individual has enormous impact. And, as a company whose technology pulls nearly 65,000 tons of carbon emissions from the environment annually, we believe that our focus on health, along with telecommuting support and an intentional location near a BART stop, reinforce a pro-employee, pro-environment culture that gives us a hiring edge."
The Vigilent "Healthy Options" program is administered by SlimKinetic, a health service company in the Bay Area that specializes in designing and administering worksite wellness programs for pioneering businesses.
Vigilent (vigilent.com) is the leader in intelligent energy management systems, an essential solution for data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The company applies advanced Intelligent Analytics™ technology to address the real-time energy demands of data centers, colocation providers, telecommunications facilities, and large buildings. Vigilent protects uptime through dynamic management of cooling resources, while delivering significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs and carbon emissions through automated 24/7 monitoring and control of mission-critical facilities. A privately-held firm located San Francisco’s East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and inform energy use, making for a more sustainable planet.
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