SAINT JOHN, NB, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Employees at Cooke Aquaculture Inc. have a unique opportunity to take a major step toward improved all-around wellness with the launch of an innovative digital platform that will connect the company's diverse teams and facilitate individual and workplace wellbeing.
"Our people are our most important asset," said Cooke CEO Glenn Cooke. "This investment is part of our ongoing commitment to creating a culture that empowers our people to grow, connect, and thrive."
Cooke Aquaculture has partnered with Sprout to implement a digital platform that connects the company's employees, promotes a shared culture across locations, helps facilitate corporate-led wellness challenges and empowers employee health and wellness with easy-to-use and rewarding programming.
Sprout's web and app-based platform will give Cooke Aquaculture employees access to cutting-edge technology for health risk assessments and the tools they need to take control of their wellbeing. With games, challenges and other incentives, Sprout will help the people of Cooke realize meaningful health and wellness results. Families of employees will also have access to all of Sprout's features and tools.
"Our goal is to drive healthier, happier communities by developing health and wellness programs that employees truly want to engage with," said Andrew Zimakas, CEO of Sprout. "We are thrilled to help Cooke bring their employees together on a single platform to build a shared sense of community."
The Sprout platform's social networking functionality enables teams to share health and wellness achievements, event calendars, photos, and even engage in friendly competition and challenges to promote a healthier, more connected organizational culture. Employees can also set and track individual health and wellness goals, related to areas such as physical activities, mindfulness exercises, and sleeping and eating habits. They can also sync wearable activity trackers, including those from Fitbit, Apple or Garmin.
"We began as a small, family business and people have always been at the heart of our success," said Glenn Cooke. "As we continue to grow, we want to help our employees take care of their health and wellness. This new engagement platform is a powerful way to bring our people together, as one family."
Cooke Aquaculture will activate the Sprout platform for employees in Atlantic Canada this spring.
About Cooke Inc.
The Cooke Inc. family of companies includes global aquaculture divisions, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Cooke Aquaculture Inc. and Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., as well as seafood and wild fishery divisions under Cooke Seafood USA, Inc., Icicle Seafoods, Inc., Wanchese Fish Company, Inc. and Omega Protein Corporation. Cooke ships fresh, sustainable True North Seafood Company branded products to customers around the world. Visit www.cookeseafood.com to learn more.
Sprout is the leading Wellness Engagement Platform, used by progressive companies to improve the health of their employees and their business. Sprout creates a work culture that enables individuals to lead happier, healthier lives while empowering employers to manage and measure wellness outcomes effectively. More information is available at www.sproutatwork.com.
For further information: Tyler Tersigni, Senior Manager of Marketing, Sprout, P: 1-866-535-5027 | M: 647-388-6991, email@example.com, www.sproutatwork.com