San Francisco, CALIF. – BPM achieved silver level recognition by the American Heart Association’s 2017 Workplace Health Achievement Index for its commitment to build a culture of health best practices in the workplace. BPM was founded in 1986 and is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country.
“We are proud to receive this honor from the American Heart Association and continue to find ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our employees,” said Beth Baldwin, BPM’s Chief People Officer. “As a people-first Firm, we are committed to creating a positive, fun work environment where our people feel healthy and appreciated.
BPM recognizes its success is driven by its people, offering great benefits and onsite wellness programs, such as biometrics screening and flu shots. Its BPM Wellness program is used to motivate and reward employees who adhere to health goals such as eating organic fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, training for marathons and more.
“I am happy to be a part of a firm that cares for its employees the way BPM does. We are introducing some new and exciting wellness programs in 2018, which will create some friendly competition and healthier people,“ said Lisa DeGisi, BPM’s Benefits & Wellness Specialist.
The American Heart Association’s Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.
More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 67% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition.
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science, and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
Most recently, BPM was also recognized as a winner of the 2017 Healthiest Employers for the second year in a row. The Firm’s evaluation score was higher this year, earning a spot in the Top 10 for mid-size firms.
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Oregon, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries. From financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages, we are committed to the success of our clients. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Accounting Today ranked us as the #1 “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category, and one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. We have been recognized by Inavero as a “Best of Accounting” winner for client service excellence – an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned, for providing exemplary client service. Most recently, Vault.com ranked us as the #1 Firm for Diversity and Minorities, and #21 in the 2018 Vault Accounting 50.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke – the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the Association's science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at http://www.heart.org/corporatefunding.