There’s a first for everything, and Rogue Creamery is adding a new distinction to its list of honors. Though the company has made the list for 13 consecutive years, this is the first year Rogue Creamery has earned first place as the Oregon Business magazine’s Best Green Workplace in the state.
“It means so much to be ranked the number one Green Workplace in Oregon. It’s a testament to the care and dedication of our staff to making championship-worthy cheese in a responsible and forward-thinking way,” commented Rogue Creamery’s President and Lead Cheesemaker David Gremmels.
Oregon Business annually showcases companies and nonprofits whose employees rate their employers’ sustainability efforts highly, a press release noted. Ninkasi Brewing, Elephants Delicatessen, and Energy Trust of Oregon are among other prominent companies that made the list.
Becoming a B-Corporation in 2014, Rogue Creamery has been on the cutting edge of sustainability ever since. Rogue has ranked in the top 10 percent since 2017—and by 2021, the top 5 percent—of B Corps worldwide for its impact on people and the planet.
“Rogue Creamery uses cheese as our force for good in the world, balancing purpose with profit and considering the broader, community-wide impact of everything we do,” continued Gremmels.
The award comes on the one-year anniversary of the company earning the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing and Manufacturing, which commended Rogue Creamery for its commitment to dairy sustainability. Rogue Creamery was also honored on Oregon Business’ 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
“Together, these recognitions highlight our commitment to corporate social responsibility, evident at every desk and workspace at Rogue,” added Gremmels. “It fills me with pride to see our team creating such a positive, productive, and environmentally sustainable business model—for our state, our partners in cheese, and all businesses that aim to do right by their people and planet.”
Congratulations to Rogue Creamery on this well-deserved honor!