Sometimes I get flak from people on the Innerwebz when I shine the spotlight on companies doing bad. You know, Walmart, McDonald's, and many more.
So when I find out more about companies who treat employees and animals fairly and have a social conscience, I kinda get giddy. Like, silly giddy. (Oh, and my favorite from Ben & Jerry's many, many flavors? Pistachio Pistachio. I'm funny that way.)
(Note: This is not a paid ad for Ben & Jerry's. I just really felt the need to demonstrate that there are, in fact, good companies out there and note the ways they show it.)
Fact Check Time!
1. Greyston Bakery, where the brownies are made, provides jobs for the unemployed.
2. The starting wage is actually higher now; $16.13 as of 2013. The salary ratio thing was changed in the 1990s, but the company is still "committed to paying all of our ... full time workers a livable wage ... . Every year, we recalculate the livable wage to make sure it's keeping up with the actual cost of living in Vermont."
5. Employees can take home 3 pints a day. Wow.