Workplace health, safety, and inclusivity have always been top priorities across the Casella footprint, solidifying the company’s investment in its employees and customer service. Most recently, the Casella Belmont and Salem, NH divisions earned distinct recognition in this area from New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, each becoming a designated Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW).
The new initiative and collaborative partnership recognize workplace locations throughout the granite state that are willing and able to provide support to employees impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). This includes those in recovery, those who are seeking help, and those who may be indirectly impacted due to having a loved one with a SUD.
"We're thrilled to be a part of this program here in New Hampshire," said Casella Chairman and CEO John W. Casella. "We've seen outstanding results at other facilities when we give people in recovery the right opportunity to bring value to society and be valued as a whole person by our company. From our Customer Care Center to our hauling divisions and recycling facilities, we've seen people transition from the road to recovery to a meaningful career path relatively seamlessly."
RFW employers are committed to encouraging a healthy and safe environment where employers, employees, and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those impacted by addiction.
Through the program, designated workplace locations are provided a Recovery Friendly Advocate, who can be utilized for help, support, and guidance should it be needed by an employee. Various additional resources, tools, training, and sustainable strategies to help create a culture that challenges the stigma of substance use disorder are also implemented at each location.
To learn more about the RFW initiative, visit recoveryfriendlyworkplace.com.