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. To learn more about New Belgium’s B Corp status, visithttp://www.bcorporation.net/