RTI International earns reaccreditation as ‘CEO Cancer Gold Standard’ employer

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC RTI International has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to providing a healthy work environment and meeting the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.

RTI has been Gold Standard accredited since 2010. Gold Standard employers are required to cover cancer screenings, which increase the likelihood of detecting cancer at its earliest stages when treatment may be more effective.  In the event of a cancer diagnosis, employers provide access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials. 

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that address cancer in the workplace. Nearly 200 private, nonprofit and government employers in a wide range of occupational categories have earned Gold Standard accreditation.

“We’re committed to the health and well-being of our staff members,” said Lisa May, executive vice president of human resources at RTI. “We’re proud to be recognized for and maintain our standard of excellence in cancer detection, prevention and treatment.”

To earn and maintain CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, an employer must meet specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits: establish policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; provide health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care, and participation in clinical trials; promote employee awareness of these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace. 

For more information about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, including the no-cost accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.

Highlights

  • RTI International has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to providing a healthy work environment
  • To earn and maintain CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, an employer must meet specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits