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Multinational corporations continue to expand operations worldwide and are increasingly encountering challenges such as rising health care costs, shrinking government-funded care, and fragile health delivery systems. Additionally, the constellation of health risks is changing around the world as chronic diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent in both low- and high-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Ultimately, the direct impact of avoidable poor health on employers globally is incalculable.

Multinational corporations are implementing specific health and productivity programs globally to control costs and facilitate better health outcomes. Leading employers have a global health strategy that links with the corporate philosophy and establishes a clear framework for decision-making and accountability. They also have a mechanism for review and revision based on competitiveness with local practices, compliance with changing legislation, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility with country culture, effectiveness in motivating performance and alignment with company objectives.

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American Express’ Healthy Living program is a key aspect of the company’s efforts to develop a worldwide culture of health that is deeply embedded in organization-wide business DNA, linking good health and good business performance.

 

 

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Workforce Strategy 2018
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Global Business Group on Health
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Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Global Distinction
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