King Arthur Flour Honored as ‘Best for Workers’
Employee-Owned Company Creating Higher Quality Jobs That Serve a Higher Purpose
Norwich, Vermont – September 16, 2014 – King Arthur Flour has been recognized as being one of the best companies in the world for creating high-quality jobs.
In the nonprofit B Lab’s third annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list, King Arthur Flour scored in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations. In a comprehensive assessment, King Arthur Flour was vigorously evaluated for its ability to provide employees with better benefits, access to positively impact the community, share profits and become company owners.
“As an employee-owned company, King Arthur Flour has proven again that valuing both our employees and community is the key to fostering a great business,” Suzanne McDowell, Vice President of Human Resources. “As the oldest flour company in America we are honored that our views of the future – where a positive impact can happen both in and outside the workplace – has been recognized.”
“With Millennials’ increasing demand for work-life integration, B Corps are winning the talent war,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder B Lab. “The Best for Workers Honorees are leading the way with their commitment to creating high quality jobs that serve a higher purpose.”
Each of the 80 companies honored as the ‘Best for Workers’ are a Certified B Corporation. They use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and have met rigorous standards of overall social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over nearly 1,100 Certified B Corporations, across 100+ industries and 34 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
About King Arthur Flour
Celebrating its 225th Anniversary, King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients, mixes, tools, recipes, educational opportunities, and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. Additionally, more than 1,000 tested and trusted baking tools and ingredients are available through King Arthur Flour's Baker's Catalogue, online at kingarthurflour.com, and at The Baker's Store in Norwich, Vermont. King Arthur Flour has been 100% employee-owned since 2004 and became a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007.