The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited HSPH with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs who created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health nonprofit organizations and professionals. Today, more than 3.2 million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of the more than 135 employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.

“We are pleased to recognize the efforts of Dean Julio Frenk and Harvard School of Public Health,” said Viehbacher. “It is so fitting that a leading public health institution should take a leadership role in promoting workplace health and wellness as a means to improve overall community health. I hope HSPH’s commitment will encourage employers of all sizes, in all geographies to become Gold Standard accredited.”