2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORTEXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/CSR/health_wellness.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

Exceptional Performance > Health & Wellness<div class="restrictInterior generalContent"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><div class="restrictInterior generalContent" unselectable="on"><h1 unselectable="on">Health & Wellness</h1><h2>Associate Health & Wellness</h2><div>We promote the health and well-being of our associates through our membership with the Health Action Council, a nonprofit that serves as a resource and advocate for employers offering health and wellness benefits to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and affordability of healthcare. Through the Council’s resources, we educate our associates while providing effective plans for our workforce.</div><h2>Healthyroads Program</h2><div>Our Healthyroads wellness program lowers healthcare costs for the company and helps to educate our associates about common health issues, lowering their risk of developing serious health conditions. The program includes fitness challenges sponsored by Forest City, lifestyle coaching sessions, online educational resources and preventative medical visits. When participating associates complete various healthy activities, they receive points that can be used for rewards.</div><div>More than 1,300 associates participated in our Healthyroads wellness program throughout the year. Our voluntary wellness program is open to all associates, their spouse or partner and other adult dependents.</div><div class="crreportHighlight"> <a name="forest-city-recognized-as-fit-friendly-worksite-by-aha" class="bookmark" id="forest-city-recognized-as-fit-friendly-worksite-by-aha"></a> <div class="crreportHighlightStory"><h5>Forest City Recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite by AHA</h5><div class="crreportHighlightText">In 2016, the American Heart Association recognized Forest City as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite for our commitment to the health and well-being of our associates. “Worksite wellness is gaining more support and popularity as an important way to improve the well-being of the workforce, and your organization has taken great strides in this movement,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown wrote in a congratulatory letter. </div></div><div class="crreportHighlightImage hs-fitfriendly"></div></div><h2>Workplace Safety</h2><div>Workplace safety is paramount at all of our properties. Onsite associates receive both onboarding and refresher safety training tailored to the specific risks associated with their roles. We strictly adhere to strong OHSA requirements across our portfolio and at all construction sites, which includes conducting monthly self-inspections that follow best practices and utilize OSHA-approved record keeping.</div><div>We conduct background checks and drug screening of all Forest City candidates prior to hiring and onboarding, and on a routine basis for associates whose daily responsibilities include driving. This due diligence extends to our residential properties, where we conduct background checks of all potential tenants prior to approval of their lease or purchase.</div></div></div></div>Health & WellnessExceptional Performance > Health & Wellness