Featured CPG Employer: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
33 Coffee Lane
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is recognized as a leader in the specialty coffee industry for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology and socially responsible business practices. GMCR maintains three business units: the Specialty Coffee Business Unit, which includes the Green Mountain Coffee® and Tully’s Coffee® brands, The Canadian Business Unit, and the Keurig Business Unit.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is dedicated to providing consumers coffees of the richest aroma and flavor for the highest quality coffee experience. But the Company is about more than making coffee. They are also dedicated to protecting the ecosystems where their coffee is harvested.
The Company has been recognized as a leader in the specialty coffee industry for its award-winning coffees and successful business practices. Kenneth Davids, editor of the independent CoffeeReview.com, recently gave GMCR’s Fair Trade Certified™ Kenyan Highland Cooperative coffee a 93 out of a possible 100 score, and Green Mountain is the only company to be rated #1 on TheCRO.com’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for two years in a row (#1 in 2006 and 2007, #2 in 2005, #5 in 2004, and #8 in 2003).
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has also delivered double-digit net sales growth for the last 27 consecutive quarters. And, since the acquisition of Keurig, Incorporated in 2006, the Company has seen accelerated net sales growth of over 39% for the most recent 12 consecutive quarters.
In 2009, GMCR acquired the Tully’s Coffee brand and wholesale business, which provides the Company with a complementary West Coast brand and business structure.
In March of this year, GMCR announced a strategic relationship for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Starbucks® and Tazo® tea branded K-Cup® portion packs for use in GMCR’s popular Keurig® Single-Cup brewing system.
AT GMCR corporate responsibility is more than a marketing slogan. The company’s environmental initiatives have evolved over the past 30 years transforming small grassroots initiatives into initiatives that take on more technically-demanding challenges, address more sophisticated problems, help the Company manage both opportunities and risks in a more integrated way, and contribute to a better business model
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters believes that as a company they have the responsibility to create opportunities for employees to learn, grow and develop themselves and their careers. Employees have the equal responsibility to take advantage of those opportunities, for when these shared responsibilities are met, great things happen for both individuals and the organization.
The Company operates under its adopted Purpose and Principals, which provide guidance as to how employees work together and which include the principals of ethics, sustainability, an appreciation of differences, leadership, shared ownership and world benefit to name a few.
GMCR employs a unique “Sustainable Employment” policy and they support and reward employees with a compensation model that includes a full range of financial and nonfinancial benefits, such as flexible work arrangements, wellness programs, and sliding scale insurance programs.
Additional benefits go beyond cash compensation including company-assisted health, dental, and vision insurance; company paid life and disability insurance plans; an employee hardship fund; flexible benefit and health savings plans; dependent care assistance plan; tuition reimbursement; and 401(k) plans.
The Company seeks talented individuals at every level, providing a variety of development programs to prepare our employees to assume greater leadership positions within the company. Additionally, they work with their local communities to identify promising talent that will lead to a diverse, healthy workforce.
You can learn more about diversity at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters here.