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Volvo lauded for Employee Wellness Program

Volvo Trucks North America was honored by the National Business Group on Health as one of the nation’s leading corporations for innovative programs to promote a healthy workplace, and for helping its employees make better choices about their own health and well-being.
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The Volvo Group, of which Volvo Trucks is part, was one of 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award on June 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C.  Volvo received a Platinum Award for its wellness program, one of only 17 companies to receive the highest-level award.

“As one of 63 companies recognized this year for their employee health and wellness programs, Volvo is at the vanguard of a national movement to promote a system-wide culture of health emphasizing prevention, exercise, and eating right,” said Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health.  “More than ever, a healthy workforce is critical to helping America’s large employers compete in the global marketplace.”

Now in its fifth year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards recognize those employers that have truly embraced a culture of wellness and are working collaboratively to improve their workers’ health, productivity and quality of life. 

About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit, membership organization of large employers – including 60 of the Fortune 100 – devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues.  The NBGH identifies and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues.  NBGH members provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families.  For more information about the NBGH, visit http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values:  Safety, Quality and Environmental Care.  The Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.  Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter).  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.  Volvo Group sales for 2008 amounted to over $46 billion.  The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

July 7, 2009

For further information, please contact Jim McNamara, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email james.mcnamara@volvo.com

http://www.volvotrucks.us.com/