DANSKO FOOTWEAR RECOGNIZED AS “BEST FOR WORKERS”
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Dansko, an innovative leader in all-day comfort footwear, joins a select group of companies being praised for providing a superior work environment for their employees. The distinction, an award of B Lab, recognizes companies who go above and beyond for positive employee impact.
“The B Corp Best for Workers honorees are the companies people want to work for and invest in because they’ve proven they’re the best of the best by meeting rigorous, comprehensive third party standards people can trust,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
The award recognizes companies’ treatment of their workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.
“For Dansko, success isn’t just about dollars and cents. It’s about enhancing the well-being of everyone whose lives our business impacts,” says Mandy Cabot, Dansko co-founder, President and CEO. “We are proud to be honored as among the best of an already elite group of companies – not the best in the world, but the best for the world.”
B Lab recognizes companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. These companies bear the distinction of Certified B Corporation or B Corp.
Today, there is a growing community of more than 800 Certified B Corps from 27 countries and 60 industries working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
The ‘B Corp Best for Workers List’ honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations.
About Dansko: Founded in 1990 by wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko, literally translated as “Danish shoe,” leads the comfort footwear market in award-winning design and customer service. Today, we are 185 employee-owners strong, changing the quality of people’s lives through our products, our passion, and our commitment to a better tomorrow. Learn more at Dansko.com.