2018 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

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Weight Loss and Step Challenges Keep Employees Active Throughout the Year

The Health & Wellness Sustainable Development (SD) Team conducted two step challenges—Walk This May and STEPtember—that saw large participation numbers from Covia employees. Walk This May included four-person teams competing in a 31-day challenge garnering nearly 169 million collective steps. 552 employees participated with an average of 9,183 steps per employee, per day. STEPtember also utilized four-person teams competing in a four-week challenge, collecting nearly 110 million steps. 408 employees participated with an average of 9,562 steps per employee, per day.

The Team also conducted a weight loss challenge called The Healthy Weight Challenge. This was a new, 10-month challenge that was focused on the individual to help promote self-awareness and progress toward better health. The challenge was divided into two, five-month programs that saw 644 employees participate, and was successful in large part thanks to the hard work of our SD Coordinators and site contacts to keep track of employee progress and report out. The results of this challenge fed into our Welli Award nominations.