DALLAS, TX – January 27, 2016 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest wine and spirits wholesale distributor, has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for making its associates’ health and well-being a top priority.

“We are honored to be recognized the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” remarked Lorraine Luke, RNDC Vice President of HR and Training. “At RNDC, one of our commitments to being a socially responsible employer is to make positive differences that enrich the spirit and well-being of our Associates, Communities and Business Partners. This honor validates the work that we have been done to provide the best workplace environment possible for our valued Associates.”

The AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. Recognition is awarded to organizations that go above and beyond when it comes to employee health.

Platinum-level employers:
Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace. 

  • Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
  •  Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
  • Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

This honor marks the third consecutive year RNDC has been recognized as an AHA Fit-Friendly worksite. The company achieved Gold-Level distinction in 2014 and 2015.