American Express has joined the global Working With Cancer Pledge to provide a more open, supportive and recovery-forward culture at work for all colleagues coping with cancer, as patients and caregivers.
The employer-focused pledge taken by dozens of businesses around the world was organized by the Publicis Foundation.
“American Express is proud to sign on to the Working With Cancer Pledge which aims to reduce the stigma and insecurity that exists for people with cancer in the workplace,” says Monique Herena, Chief Colleague Experience Officer at American Express.
She adds: “We’ve had a longstanding commitment to backing our colleagues and their loved ones through our Cancer Support programs, which offer a comprehensive suite of benefits, including access to leading expertise, early detection and screenings, and second opinions, while also providing a source of strength and compassion through support groups, mental health counseling, and education. We continue to focus on our colleagues’ holistic well-being and creating an inclusive and supportive culture so all colleagues who have been affected by cancer feel comfortable getting the help they need, when they need it most.”
Amex focuses on backing #TeamAmex’s physical, financial, and mental health at every stage of life.
From prevention to treatment and recovery, our cancer support program provides:
- Inclusive cancer screening coverage, and access to onsite screening and wellness centers
- Access to education and collaborative programming from top oncologists
- Additional support to access top hospital care centers in the US
- Virtual second opinions from expert oncologists for US-based colleagues
- Cancer support groups around the world and free mental health counseling
About American Express
American Express Company (Amex) is an American multinational financial services corporation specialized in payment cards headquartered in New York City. It is one of the most valuable companies in the world and one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company’s logo, adopted in 1958, is a gladiator or centurion whose image appears on the company’s well-known traveler’s cheques, charge cards, and credit cards. It is based in the American Express Tower in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan where it maintains its corporate offices. They are the largest provider of traveler’s cheques worldwide.
Source: American Express