Your organisation will want to see some research on your proposals. Start with some of these examples.
COST/BENEFIT
The Coors Brewing Company found that, in 1990, it returned $6.15 for every dollar spent on its corporate fitness program. This was the sixth year of its fitness program with annual returns ranging from $1.24 to $8.33. (Wellness Councils of America 1991)
Kennecott Copper Company showed that, over four years, for every dollar invested in its corporate fitness program the company returned $5.78. (American Institute of Preventative Medicine 1991)

Equitable Life Assurance realized a return on investment of $5.52 : $1 in the first year of its corporate fitness program. (Fitness in Business 1987)

In the first year of its TriHealthalon employee fitness program, General Mills, received a payback of $3.10 per dollar invested. In its second year, the payback increased to $3.90 : $1. (American Journal of Health Promotion 1989)

Motorola returned $3.15 per dollar from its employee fitness program. (Fitness Systems 1990)

PepsiCo found its corporate fitness program had a 300% return on investment: $3 for every $1 invested. (Fitness Systems 1990)

Over a six-year period, DuPont had a return of $2.05 for every $1 invested in its employee fitness program. (Health Behaviors 1992) Prudental Life Insurance found, in a five year study, it returned $1.91 per dollar invested in its employee fitness program. (American Institute of Preventative Medicine 1991)

Johnson and Johnson averaged a 30% return on investment from its Live For Life employee fitness program over a 12 year period, 1978-1990. (Preventative Medicine 1990)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana found that its corporate fitness program had a 250% return on investment; $2.51 for every $1 invested over a five-year period. (American Journal of Health Promotion 1991)
The Economic Benefits of Regular Exercise, IRSA, 1992

A two year study conducted by Mesa Petroleum revealed that its corporate fitness program had a benefit-to-cost ratio of $1.07. (Compensation and Benefits Management, Spring 1993)
New York Telephone saw a return of $1.95 for every $1 spent on its corporate fitness program. (Compensation and Benefits Management, Spring, 1993)
The Economic Benefits of Regular Exercise, IHRSA, 1996

From 1980 to 1991 there were 24 published studies evaluating the health benefits and, in some cases, the cost benefits of comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention programs in the worksite. In those previous studies, all 24 indicated positive health benefits and every study that analyzed for cost effects and / or cost benefit demonstrated a positive effect.
There were 24 new studies conducted between 1991 and the early part of 1993. Of the studies that analyzed cost- effectiveness or cost benefits, every one indicated a positive return.

City of Mesa B/C of 3.6
Travelers Insurance Company B/C ratios ranging from 1.4 to 14
Reynolds Elec. & Engineering Co. B/C ratio of 1.68 for evaluation period
DuPont Health Promotion Program B/C ratios of 1.11 (1985) and 2.05 (1986)
Johnson & Johnson "Live for Life" Program B/C ratio of 1.30 for evaluation period
General Mills Health Promotion Program B/C ratios of 3.10 (1985) and 3.90 (1986)
Adolph Coors Wellness Program B/C of 1.24, 3.75 and 8.33
Heart at Work Program B/C 1.15 and 1.28 for interventions groups
Northern Telecom B/C ratio of 1.54 for evaluation period
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Indiana B/C ratio of 1.45 for evaluation period
Prudential Fitness Program B/C ratio of 1.93 for evaluation period
Mesa Petroleum B/C ratios of .76 and 1.07
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto B/C of ratio of 1.41 for evaluation period
Equitable Life Assurance Program B/C ratio of 5.52 for evaluation period
Messer, Jeffrey, Worksite Fitness and Health Promotion Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Tutorial, Review of Literature, and Assessment of the State of the Art, AWHP's Worksite Health, 34-43, Summer 1995
10-year, independent follow up study of the Canada Life program showed a return of $6.85 on each corporate dollar.
Kisby, Russ, The ROI of Healthy Workplaces, Canadian HR Reporter, 31
In reviewing the most recent 24 studies, all but one evidenced positive health outcomes. Again, of the studies which analyzed cost-effectiveness or cost benefits, every one indicated a positive return. (studies published between 1991-1993)
Pelletier, Kenneth, A Review and Analysis of the Health and Cost-Effective Outcome Studies of Comprehensive Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs at the Worksite: 1991-1993 Update, American Journal of Health Promotion, 8(1), 50-62, September/October
Reports of ROI include:
Travelers Insurance Co. =$3.40
Kennecott Copper =$5.78
Metropolitan Life =$3.15
Equitable Life = $5.52
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Indiana =$2.51
Mesa Petroleum = $2.16
Prudential =$1.91
Motorola =$3.00
New York Telephone = $1.90
Stead, Bette A., Worksite Health P

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