Excellence in Corporate Health Achievement Award

Recognizing Excellence in Health and Safety

ACOEM established the Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) in 1996 to recognize organizations in North America that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in leadership and management in assuring employee health, safety and a healthy environment. The Award evaluated organizations in four key categories: Leadership & Management, Healthy Employees, Healthy Environment, and Healthy Organization.

In 2019, ACOEM updated and redesigned the Award, changing the name to Excellence in Corporate Health Achievement Award (eCHAA). The original four categories were consolidated to parallel the three dimensions utilized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – Economic, Environmental and Social – with elements from each of the four original CHAA categories placed in an appropriate DJSI dimension.

The Award is intended to bring national and international attention to the importance of worker health, safety, and environmental management, and to provide model organizations with visibility and validation of their efforts.

Measurable Results and Continuous Improvement

The Award reinforces the importance of measurable results and continuous improvement and provides a forum in which participating organizations can exchange ideas and best practices on creating healthy and productive working environments.

Participating organizations submit a comprehensive application about their program and undergo a rigorous review by Examiners.


Organizations can be recognized at the following levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

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Letter of Intent to Apply due May 15

Interested in applying for the award? Complete the letter of intent by May 15, 2023. Application is due July 1, 2023.

eCHAA winners perform better in the stock market

A healthy and safe workplace correlates with a company’s performance. Two studies of past eCHAA winners demonstrate that employers that invest in the health and/or safety of their employees outperform the S&P 500 in the marketplace.

Interested in Serving as an eCHAA Examiner?

ACOEM members are eligible to apply to serve as an eCHAA Examiner by completing an Examiner form. For the 2023/2024 Award cycle, please complete the form by May 10, 2023.

Questions about eCHAA?

Email Julie Ording or call 847/818-1800, ext. 1362.