Southwire Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Mental Wellbeing

Company recognized for delivering a workplace culture that supports the mental well-being of its team members

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Jun 14, 2024

Southwire is proud to announce its recognition as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Wellbeing 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. The designation is awarded to companies that promote behaviors and policies protecting mental wellbeing in the workplace through programs and initiative. The recognition is awarded based on survey results from more than 250,000 young professionals with more than 1.5 million company reviews.

“At Southwire, we know our team members are The People Behind the Power™, and we aim to support each person through building a workplace that is inclusive, supportive and engaging,” said Fernando Esquivel, Southwire’s executive vice president and chief People and Culture officer. “Safety and health are two of our top priorities, and we are proud of the industry-leading mental health and well-being initiatives we have in place.”

Southwire partners with multiple industry-leading organizations to provide the best work-life benefits possible. The company offers Spring Health to team members and their household family members, which gives them access to therapy visits, coaching, work-life services, and an on-demand library of self-guided exercises to improve mental wellbeing — all to help team members manage things like stress, anxiety, sadness and more.

Companies included on Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Mental Health were evaluated on four mental health topics, including:

  • Recognition of importance of mental health
  • Empathetic managers who care about mental health
  • Working conditions taking physical and mental health into account
  • Employer providing mental health and well-being programs

Southwire prioritizes Living Well for its team members by investing in programs that foster a safe and inclusive environment including  initiatives like standardizing nursing mothers’ rooms in all its facilities, increasing workplace flexibility and shift predictability and growing partnerships with organizations and nonprofit groups that reflect the interests of Southwire’s workforce.  

In 2023, the company established new family-focused benefits, including increased maternity leave and paid parental leave as well as a partnership with Progyny, the nation’s leading fertility specialists. This partnership brings Southwire team members and their spouses more support on the path to parenthood, providing access to better care with more successful outcomes and better treatment options. Southwire also has an adoption reimbursement assistance program for team members going through the adoption process to build their family.

“Mental well-being is an increasingly important concern for U.S. workers—which means it's increasingly important for U.S. employers as well,” said Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper. "To spotlight the organizations prioritizing the mental well-being of their employees, Newsweek has partnered with data researcher Plant-A for the inaugural ranking of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Well-Being, highlighting companies making a positive difference in the mental wellness of their workers.”

Southwire is poised for sustainable growth, not only in the industry-leading solutions it offers to its customers, but in its commitment to supporting team members in an ever-changing and quickly evolving world.

“It is our ambition to keep making Southwire a great place to work for generations to come,” said Deb Graham, Southwire’s vice president of total rewards. “From investing in meaningful development programs to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment, we’re building a workplace where all of our people can thrive.”

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