New Belgium Recognized As Positive Environment for Employees

FT. COLLINS, Colo. — B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations, today named New Belgium Brewing to its ‘B Corp Best for the Workers List’. The distinction honors companies that create the most positive environment for their employees. Earlier this year, New Belgium Brewing became a Certified B Corporation after transitioning to a 100 percent employee-owned model.

The ‘B Corp Best for Workers List’ honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations for positive impact on their workforce, as measured by the B Impact Assessment. More than 10,000 business use this comprehensive assessment to measure impact on their workers, community, and the environment. This analysis includes metrics regarding worker ownership, compensation and benefits, management and worker communication, training and education, work environment, and occupational health and safety.

“New Belgium strongly believes that when people love what they do and where they work, their creativity and insights will overflow; it’s a top priority for us to create an atmosphere that fosters innovation and rewards co-workers for the good work they do,” said Bryan Simpson, PR director for New Belgium Brewing. “We are incredibly humbled to make the list among so many companies doing great things.”

B Lab named 79 companies across 39 industries and six countries to its ‘Best for the Workers List’. A quarter of the honorees are based outside the U.S. and more than 90 percent of honorees are service businesses. Each honoree on the ‘B Corp Best for Workers List’ is a Certified B Corporation, a new type of company that uses the power of business for good and meets rigorous standards of overall social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are more than 800 Certified B Corporations across more than 60 industries and 27 countries, unified by the common goal to redefine success in business.

About New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but best for the world.

B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations who lead this movement and make it easier to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to create a new kind of corporation legally required to create value for society, not just shareholders; 3) helping businesses and investors assess, compare, and increase their impact through use of the B Impact Assessment, a free educational tool, and the B Analytics, a flexible, customizable data platform.

About B Corp

Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. There are more than 800 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 27 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.

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