READING, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Keurig®, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain
Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ:GMCR) has been named one of the Top
Places to Work in Massachusetts in the fourth annual employee-based
survey from The Boston Globe. Keurig was ranked seventh in the
midsize employer category, maintaining ‘top ten' status for the second
consecutive year, next to other innovative companies such as Google and
The Children's Hospital. The Top Places to Work 2011 magazine
will be published in the Sunday Globe on November 6. Online access to
the report can be found at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.
"Keurig understands the significance of employing top talent that is
passionate about their work, their colleagues and their communities,"
said Michelle Stacy, President of Keurig.
"This honor, for the second year in a row, is particularly rewarding
because it is based on feedback from our own people, who are an integral
part of what makes our company so successful. By creating opportunities
for our employees to learn, grow, and develop themselves and their
careers, Keurig fosters talent that grows both personally and
professionally. The passionate and collaborative workplace culture that
we as a company strive to cultivate is what continues to allow us to
share in our successes as individuals and together as a great place to
work," Stacy continued.
"Since its inception, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has been
committed to fostering talented and successful employees and we're
pleased to see our Keurig subsidiary recognized by The Boston Globe as a
Top Place to Work for a second straight year," said Lawrence J.
Blanford, President and CEO of GMCR.
The Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies
in the state, based on employee opinions about company leadership,
compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development,
family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies
and nonprofits, as well as publicly-held businesses, were included in
GMCR and its business units, including Keurig, support local and global
communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions,
investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five
percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.
GMCR and its business units give back through donations, employee
volunteerism, and local as well as national grants. Through its "CAFE
Time" or "Community Action for Employees" programs, GMCR encourages its
employees to volunteer up to 52 hours annually of company-paid service
to give back to local organizations and communities. These efforts are
undertaken in support of GMCR's purpose statement: To create the
ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup —
transforming the way the world views business.
To qualify for the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work, a
company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Rankings
were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee
About Keurig, Incorporated® and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc., is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of single-cup
brewing systems. Keurig's proprietary brewing system combines a
pressurized hot water brewer with multiple varieties of K-Cup® portion
packs, which feature a patented design that preserves the freshness of
gourmet coffee and tea. Through licensing agreements, Keurig offers more
than 200 varieties of premium branded coffees and teas in K-Cups. More
than 3 billion cups of Keurig Brewed® coffee and tea have been enjoyed
since 1998. For more information, please visit www.keurig.com
or call 888-CUP-BREW.
As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative
Keurig® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business
practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100%
of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown
coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to
social and environmental projects.
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in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news
releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC.
The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website
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Lindsay Wester, 781-279-3250
Source: Keurig, Incorporated
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