King Arthur Flour Receives A+ in "The Better World Shopping Guide"
Employee-Owned King Arthur Flour is the Only A+-Ranked Baking Goods & Supplies Company
October 1, 2009 Norwich, VT King Arthur Flour is the only Baking Goods & Baking Supplies company ranked with an A+ in The Better World Shopping Guide. King Arthur Flour is noted in the guide as a "Corporate Hero" for being employee-owned, and receiving honors such as a Business Ethics award and Better Business Bureau Torch Award.
The guide, written by Ellis Jones and published by New Society Publishers, considers companies' records on human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement, and social justice in creating the rankings. The rankings are based on more than 20 years worth of research provided by 35 nonprofit resources including the Better Business Bureau, Business Ethics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Greenpeace, and more.
Companies in 75 categories are ranked in the guide, ranging from airlines to condiments to gasoline and wine. Fewer than 45 companies in the guide received A+ rankings. Other A+ companies include Seventh Generation, Patagonia, Equal Exchange, Aveda, and Preserve.
More information about The Better World Shopping Guide is available at betterworldshopper.org.
America's oldest flour company, King Arthur Flour has grown from a regional staple to a brand known nationwide not only for its high-quality flours, baking ingredients and tools, but for its passion in sharing the joy of baking. A founding B Corporation, employee-owned King Arthur Flour was named one of the Wall Street Journal's Top Small Workplaces and one of WorldBlu's Most Democratic Workplaces in 2008, and one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont for the past three years; and received the Outstanding Vermont Business Award and the Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence in 2006. King Arthur Flour offers more than 1,000 professional-grade baking tools and ingredients through its catalogue, online at kingarthurflour.com, and at The Baker's Store in Norwich, VT Through its products, publications and educational programs, King Arthur Flour continues to strive toward its mission: To expand all aspects of baking by being the highest quality product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide.