BelGioioso Cheese - Fresh Mozzarella
Mifroma - Turn an Boring Lunch into a Great Lunch ... fondue it - Microwaveable cup ready to serve in 2 minutes - How do you fondue
Chobani: New Policy and Recognition

Chobani: New Policy and Recognition


NORWICH, NY
Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Chobani, a leading Greek Yogurt brand, announced that it is now certified as a Great Place to Work®, an independent recognition awarded by a third party organization. Building on this commitment to strengthen communities and support employees, Chobani also announced a new paid parental leave policy.

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani"As a founder and a new father, my son opened my eyes to the fact that the vast majority of workers in this country don't have access to paid family leave when they have a new child," said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani. "That's especially true when it comes to manufacturing and that needs to change in this country and Chobani needed to be part of that change."

According to a press release, the new policy includes 6 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, including hourly and salaried employees. Chobani is always striving to do more for its families and communities and recognizes the importance of time spent with a new child. The program extends to both mothers and fathers for the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child into the home.

Grace Zuncic, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, ChobaniGrace Zuncic, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy and a key advisor on the new policy added, "In designing employee benefits like parental leave, we've always tried to take a holistic view that includes everyone in the company. What I value most as a new mom—and a newly expecting mom—is that paid parental leave isn't just about helping new parents, it's about our children. Our ability to spend time with them in their earliest days is essential. We hope the majority of U.S. companies that currently don't have plans in place to support new parents will get on-board with that thinking."

Chobani Receives Great Place to Work(R) Certification and Announces New Paid Parental Leave Policy Across the U.S. (PRNewsFoto/Chobani, LLC)

Chobani's paid parental leave policy reflects Chobani's guiding principle that benefits be extended to the entire workforce of a company, regardless of job title or function. The policy is an extension of the company's current employee offerings, including full healthcare for all full-time employees; wages that far exceed state and federal standards and minimums; retirement planning; and the recently announced Chobani Shares, which gives each employee the opportunity to share in the growth of the company over time.

Chobani joins an esteemed list of companies as a Great Place to Work, measured on qualities including trust, pride and culture. Employees contributed to an independently conducted survey to help inform the Great Place to Work certification, and 85% of employees said Chobani is a great place to work. Some of the areas that stood out in the survey were positive feelings around the company's contribution to the community, a sense of pride in Chobani and the ability to be oneself at work. Highlights from the survey results can be found here.

Chobani, LLC


BelGioioso Cheese - Fresh MozzarellaMifroma - Turn an Boring Lunch into a Great Lunch ... fondue it - Microwaveable cup ready to serve in 2 minutes - How do you fondue

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story


We believe everyone deserves delicious, nutritious yogurt made with only natural ingredients.

It's Pumpkin Spice Season!

Litehouse debuts a fresh look for its line of deliciously indulgent caramel dips and a limited-edition flavor: Pumpkin Spice Caramel.
View Press Release

Time to Step Up Your Fall Menu Plan; Pereg Natural Foods Gets You Started

Suffering from pumpkin spice fatigue? Here are 14 savory reasons why you still need pumpkin spice in your life.
View Press Release

New Snack Bars Take the Tahini Craze to Healthy Delicious Heights

Absolutely Gluten Free introduces TahiniBAR, the energy bar made from sesame seeds, in three exciting flavors.
View Press Release

Apex to Represent Ice-O-Matic® in MAFSI Territory 16 & 19

Sales and sales support coverage by the global ice machine manufacturer now includes multiple states in the Midwestern U.S. with personnel in four major cities.
View Press Release

HNINA Receives Chocolatier's Award

International Chocolate Salon honors Vanessa (Hnina) Morgenstern-Kenan with The Chocolatier's Award.
View Press Release

Pilgrim’s ® Teams Up with Kroger® to Donate 750,000 Meals to Support Florence Recovery Efforts

The joint effort will distribute 750,000 meals to families and local communities in the Carolinas recovering from the natural disaster that made landfall on Sept. 14.
View Press Release