Webinar: Measuring the Results of a Corporate Wellness Program

Parsippany, N.J., August 10, 2010—As Human Resources professionals are increasingly tasked with proving the value of their investment in corporate wellness programs, it’s crucial that they carefully measure the value of these programs in terms of return-on-investment (ROI) as well as value-of-investment (VOI). A new webinar, “Measuring the Results of a Corporate Wellness Program,” offers employers and HR professionals a wealth of helpful insights into the best practices for measuring and proving the value of their workplace wellness initiatives. The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Individuals can register for this free webinar at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/580684401

Hosted by DSM Personalized Nutrition, a U.S. based subsidiary of DSM (Euronext: DSM), a global leader in nutrition, the webinar will feature Shane Sumner from Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and Ginger Hodulik from DSM Personalized Nutrition. Sumner will explore case studies that measure program results based on health risk assessment (HRA) data alone versus those that utilize HRA data in combination with other data sources including medical, pharmacy, disability and workers’ compensation. Hodulik will discuss how metrics related to corporate wellness program engagement, in particular, can help to identify program successes and areas of opportunity for employers as well as helping to validate specific program elements.

In addition, Sumner and Hodulik will speak about:

– Tracking a corporate wellness program using scorecards.
– Measuring a wellness program’s return on investment.
– Monitoring the metrics of program engagement.
– Using quantified information to make targeted changes to improve wellness program participation.

About Thomson Reuters
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About DSM Personalized Nutrition
DSM Personalized Nutrition is a U.S.-based subsidiary of DSM (Euronext: DSM), a global leader in nutrition. Its comprehensive, nutrition-based health and wellness program is offered to employers as part of a whole-health approach to reducing health care costs, improving productivity, and enhancing employee morale. The program is designed to help employees achieve their specific health goals and improve their health by implementing small, yet meaningful dietary and lifestyle changes. More information: www.DSMPersonalizedNutrition.com.

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic performance, environmental quality and social responsibility, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about €8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: www.dsm.com.

Forward-looking statements
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DSM Personalized Nutrition
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