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Kohler celebrates mental health for its Associates


Kohler celebrates mental health in the workplace.

In a statement Kohler Co announced an expansion of its Employee Assistance Program. The enhanced offering provides Kohler associates across the globe access to mental health and work/life resources.

“Kohler cares deeply for the safety, health and wellbeing of all associates and has been dedicated for many years to strengthening its mental health services offered,” says Dan Velicer, Kohler Vice President of Global Benefits. “The expansion of our Employee Assistance Program is a positive step in supporting our global associates’ journey of wellbeing.”

The progress made by Kohler on this topic has been recognized by industry organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Wellness Council of America (platinum level Well Workplace award).

Kohler’s HeadsUP Business Resource Group  consisting of mental health advocates from across Kohler, promotes the mental health awareness, education and support for Kohler Associates, family and friends affected by mental illness.

Kohler has marked its one-year anniversary of being designated as a StigmaFree organization by partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  thus demonstrating its full support for those living with mental illness. Through this partnership, Kohler pledges to continuously fight the stigma against mental illness in its workplace and has made the following commitments:
  • Provide a place of support and be more inclusive, including for all Kohler associates, such as family, friends and those affected by mental illness. 
  • Acknowledge that mental health is akin to physical health and is part of an associate’s overall wellbeing. 
  • Incorporate trainings and provide resources on mental health and mental illnesses across the company, throughout the year.
  • Advocate that all leadership, management, and human resource associates have conversations on mental health with their respective associates with the hopes of forging a rusting environment within the company.
  • Promote open and public communications on mental health amongst Kohler associates. 
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873, Kohler is headquartered in Wisconsin, US. Kohler Co is one of America’s oldest company; it is also one of the largest privately held companies in the country with more than 40,000 associates.

Kohler has more than 50 manufacturing locations across the globe and is a world leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tiles.

It is also the owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resorts in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

Kohler has also developed solutions that addresses pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.