Congratulations to all of the companies named Best for the World by the B Lab. Several of the honored companies are employee owned.
King Arthur Flour Company in White Junction, VT
King Arthur Flour is the oldest flour company in America and has been 100% employee owned since 2004.The company has also been honored as one of Wall Street Journal’s Top Small Workplaces and attributes its success to employee ownership.
Namaste Solar in Boulder, CO
Namaste Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that began in 2005. Their business model has gained attention, and the company has also won a “Top Small Company Workplace” award, Winning Workplaces; a “Best Place to Work” award, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Denver Business Journal; a #56 ranking on the “Inc. 500”; and a “Most Democratic Workplace” listing, Worldblu.
New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
100% employee owned New Belgium Brewing makes a wide variety of award-winning beers and is the third-largest craft brewery in the country. New Belgium began in 1991, and has placed a priority on creating quality products as while addressing environmental, community, and employee concerns.
Dansko in West Grove, PA
Dansko shoe company became 100% employee owned in 2012 because the company believes that the employees are essential to making the business work and keeping it going for future generations.
Check out the profiles of these and the other companies honored as Best for the World, to see what they’re doing for their employees, the environment and their communities.