Brandes Investment Partners is proud to announce that the firm has been awarded the 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award in acknowledgment of its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees.
SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2021 – Brandes Investment Partners is proud to announce that the firm has been awarded the 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award in acknowledgment of its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. The award recognizes organizations that have achieved a standard of excellence in their development and implementation of an employee wellness program.
Award applicants are evaluated based on the core components of their wellness initiative, including: leadership engagement, company culture, strategy and goals, implementation, and employee engagement. Each application is subject to a rigorous review and scored by a panel of Cigna health promotion experts.
“Promoting the health, happiness and wellness of our employees is a core element of our corporate culture,” said Brent Woods, CEO of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. “We are proud of our human resources department and all of our employees for working together to build a diverse, healthy and inclusive environment—even in the face of a global pandemic.”
“We take a balanced and inclusive approach to the health and wellbeing of our employees,” HR Generalist Sarah Hendley added. “Our ultimate wish is to help everyone thrive, and we believe supporting a diverse number of wellness interests and needs creates a healthier and more engaged workforce.”
As employees navigated the unique challenge of transitioning to work-from-home this year, Brandes’ wellness program remained committed to promoting the physical, emotional, financial, environmental and social health of our staff. In 2020, the firm participated in a grassroots walking challenge where employees combined to walk nearly 45 million steps, or the equivalent of hiking from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa three times.
In addition to promoting physical health, the Brandes well-being program includes regular mental health and general wellness seminars, weekly communications on how to stay healthy during a pandemic, and an easily accessible firm-wide landing page of wellness tools.
To learn more about the Cigna Well-Being Awards and view the list of winners, please visit Cigna’s website.
About Brandes Investment Partners
Brandes is a leading investment advisory firm, managing global equity and fixed-income assets for clients worldwide. Since the firm’s inception in 1974, Brandes has consistently applied the value investing approach pioneered by Benjamin Graham to security selection and was among the first investment firms to invest globally using a value approach. The independently owned firm manages a variety of active investment strategies and applies its investment philosophy consistently in all market conditions. Headquartered in San Diego, Brandes and its related entities have offices in Milwaukee, Toronto, Dublin and Singapore.