thyssenHow does your company promote health and wellness?

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, one of the North America’s largest materials and service providers, chose to live out the ThyssenKrupp global Mission Statement, which includes a commitment to employee health and well-being. Last summer, they hosted an event called “Walk This Way Summer Global Tour” for employees in their 80+ locations.

Each employee received a pedometer imprinted with the company logo and participants were given the option to form teams. A web site, similar to a social media platform, was used to track both individual and team progress. And since the employees were spread out across the United State and Canada, teammates could use this site to send encouraging
messages to each other.


The “Walk This Way” campaign kicked off in early August with a voicemail message of encouragement from CEO Hans-Josef Hoss. For the next six weeks, 119 teams of employees used pedometers to track their steps while they virtually “walked” from the United States to ThyssenKrupp locations from other business areas in cities all around the world. Their steps took them to 17 countries on six continents, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. Total miles walked? 97,917! That’s 282,871,585 steps!


As a reward for all of their hard work, participants received imprinted luggage tags, a fitting gift for all the virtual travel the walkers just completed.

Creating healthy activities for employees doesn’t need to involve a lot of equipment. Something as simple as a customized pedometer was all that ThyssenKrupp Materials NA used to help track progress and motivate their employees to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Ready to inspire your employees, customers, or community? Visit our site now for more
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