United By Blue Recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015
Philadelphia, PA (November 16, 2015) – United By Blue, an innovator and leader in socially responsible business practices and products, has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. United By Blue was selected after completing a rigorous company audit that looked at factors that encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community.
Brian Linton, United By Blue President and Co-Founder, expressed his appreciation of the recognition: “We've built this company with people who embody our brand values. The whole team at United By Blue works hard to build a brand that leaves a positive impact on the world — all while having fun in the process. This holistic mindset drives us to not only to improve our company, but also our community.”
United By Blue is a Certified B-Corp that pledges to remove one pound of trash from a river or ocean for every product the company sells. In the last 5 years alone, United By Blue has removed over a quarter million pounds of trash through a total of 141 cleanups, and in the process mobilized over 4,500 volunteers in 24 states. In spring 2015 United By Blue was recognized as one of the top businesses nationally in advancing positive community impact. The award, “Best for Communities,” recognized businesses whose community impact scores rank them in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations in the Communities category.
“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees both in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”
To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.
The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
About United By Blue
We believe in creative solutions, great coffee, thoughtful design, and finding adventure everyday. As a for-profit business we have the power to help heal our oceans and rivers. By associating each product sold with the removal of one pound of trash from waterways, we unite our beliefs with our business. We do not write checks. We do not accept donations. We fulfill our pledge through company-organized and hosted cleanups. United By Blue products can be found in more then 300 outlets nationally and within our own coffee house & clothier locations in Philadelphia. For more information visit UnitedByBlue.com.
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