Business Group on Health Honors Compass Group USA with Best Employers Award for Excellence in Health & Well-Being

April 19, 2022

Charlotte, N.C., April 19 – Compass Group USA was one of 44 large employers honored today with the prestigious Business Group on Health Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award, for its outstanding commitment to advancing employee well-being through comprehensive and innovative benefits and initiatives.

The awards, now in their 17th year, were announced today in Nashville at the Business Group’s 2022 Annual Conference, organized around the theme “Collaborating on the Future of Health and Well-Being.”

“We are honored to be recognized for Compass Group’s wide-ranging wellness benefits, which we believe are critical to ensuring all our Associates may access the support they need to enjoy healthy lives,” said Compass Group Chief People Officer Cindy Noble.

Ellen Kelsay, Business Group on Health CEO and president, said, “Compass Group has demonstrated a strong commitment to employee well-being, all against the backdrop of a pandemic and a parallel mental health crisis.”

The Business Group reimagined the award criteria for 2022 to reflect a global perspective and to integrate and honor the importance of health equity and the employee experience. The criteria continue to focus on leadership and culture; holistic well-being approaches, including mental health, financial security, physical health, social connectedness and job satisfaction; and metrics and evaluation.

The 2022 winners represent a wide array of industries, including banking/financial services, entertainment and hospitality, health care, manufacturing, professional services, technology and utilities, among others. All the winners have a well-being strategy with measurable objectives and incorporate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into their health and well-being efforts.

“All the winners are employers of choice,” said LuAnn Heinen, vice president of the Business Group, who leads the Well-being & Workforce Strategy Institute. “We congratulate each and every one of them for setting such high standards, to benefit workforces for years to come, and for serving as a model for other companies looking to expand benefit offerings.”

Applicants for the Best Employers Award do not have to be members of the Business Group. Entries are reviewed by a panel of peer employer judges. A full list of winners is available here.


Business Group on Health is the leading non-profit organization representing large employers’ perspectives on optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions and on health policy issues. The Business Group keeps its membership informed of leading-edge thinking and action on health care cost and delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Business Group members include 72 Fortune 100 companies as well as large public-sector employers, who collectively provide health and well-being programs for more than 60 million individuals in 200 countries. For more information, visit

Compass Group is redefining the food and support services landscape with innovation and passion through the lens of what’s next. Serving premier healthcare systems, respected educational institutions, world-renowned cultural centers, popular sporting and entertainment venues, and Fortune 500 organizations the world over, Compass Group always finds a way to deliver excellence in nearly any vertical. Whether it’s serving school meals students love, high-end concessions in stadiums, or innovative, nutritionally balanced meals for seniors, Compass is an industry leader. Ranked No. 1 by industry peers on Fortune’s 2021 list of World’s Most Admired Companies, Compass has also earned a spot on Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for New Grads and Best Employers for Women in 2021. Compass Group is among the Top 50 Companies Changing the World according to Fortune.