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Weight Watchers Debuts at #9 on Fortune Magazine's Change the World 2018 List


Weight Watchers Debuts at #9 on Fortune Magazine's Change the World 2018 List

The recognition comes less than one-year after WW introduced its new mission to democratize wellness

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NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) ("WW") today announced that it debuted on Fortune Magazine's Change the World 2018 List in the #9 spot. WW was recognized for building its business around the fight against obesity, emphasizing gradual, sustainable changes in eating and exercising habits, and for combating the stigma that keeps men away from programs like its own, by introducing celebrity ambassadors like DJ Khaled.

According to Fortune Magazine's methodology, "the Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy." In February, WW introduced its Impact Manifesto, a strategic vision that lays out the company's mission and purpose, designed to democratize wellness and to inspire healthy habits for real life – for people, families, communities, the world – for everyone.

"I am so proud that WW has been recognized by Fortune Magazine alongside such an impressive group of companies on the Change the World 2018 list," said Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of Weight Watchers. "For 55 years, we have been the global leader in weight management and now we are evolving to have even greater impact. We are focused on becoming the world's partner in wellness and, as a result, have become a business that can contribute to a healthier, more inclusive, and better world."

The Fortune Magazine Change the World 2018 List methodology, which includes measurable social impact, business results, degree of innovation and corporate integration, can be found here.

About Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Weight Watchers is a global wellness company and the world's leading commercial weight management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group meetings, members follow our livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity and positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the Weight Watchers approach to healthy living, please visit For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at

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