King Arthur Flour Given Top Honors: B Corporation's Best for Workers

“I heard you just got hired at King Arthur Flour!” an old friend recently posted to my Facebook wall. “You’re so lucky – are they hiring for anything I could do?”

Since accepting the position of PR coordinator last month, I’ve fielded this question a lot. King Arthur Flour is a fantastic place to work – and the word has gotten out. In addition to selling products that employees can be proud to stand behind, King Arthur Flour pays workers a living wage, offers a generous benefits package, and takes its social and environmental responsibilities seriously – key selling points for me when I considered employment with the company. So it’s comes as no surprise that King Arthur Flour was recently named Best of the Best for Worker Impact on B Corporations Best for the World list.

What is B Corporation, you ask?

“B Lab and the concept of Certified B Corporations was started by our three co-founders, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy,” says Katie Kerr of B Corporation. “They wanted to help consumers tell the difference between good companies and just good advertising, as well as help create the legal infrastructure to support companies and entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.”

To qualify for B Corporation certification (and the right to bear B Corp’s logo on products) companies must pass an impact assessment, and sign a Declaration of Interdependence. B Lab requires transparency from companies it certifies, and performs random on-site visits to confirm compliance.

What does this mean for you?  Well first and foremost, you can rest assured that when you buy B Corp Certified products, you are supporting companies that care – and when a company cares about the people it employs and the communities it serves, everyone wins.

Click here to check out all of the incredible things King Arthur Flour does for its community. Don’t forget to check out other B Corporation companies as well, and help us “B” the change!

Julia Reed
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Julia A. Reed is an award-winning food and lifestyle photographer, writer, and multimedia content producer. Educated at Emerson College in Boston, she spent 5 years in Los Angeles before returning East, leaving behind food trucks, secret dinners, and year-round farmers' markets to pursue a simpler ...

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  1. judy holsapple

    Congratulations!! I wish more companies treated employees with the respect KAF does. I am 72 and worked for a facility for 25+ years. New management came in and I was sweep out the door. Keep up the good work. Judy Holsapple

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    1. PJ Hamel

      Judy, that’s a tough way to go – you have our sympathy. It’s really so satisfying to work for an employee-owned company; we all work for one another and care for each other. Plus I just love the work we do, helping people to bake. I hope your retirement has been pleasant so far – PJH

  2. Karen Anderson

    I agree fully with the “other” Karin/Karen Anderson! You are a great company with great products AND great people. Congrats!

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  3. Karin Anderson (Karin's Bäckerei)

    Congratulations! It’s good to know that I bake with flours that are processed by people who don’t have to work 3 jobs to make ends meet.

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    1. PJ Hamel

      Thanks, Karin – when you’re working for one another rather than distant stockholders, a lot of things are different (better). Looks like you’ve got your own bakery, too. Hard work! Hope things are going well for you. Cheers – PJH

  4. shirley mcneL

    YOU DID NOT ADDRESS THE COMMENT ABOUT GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT.
    WHAT KIND OF WHEAT DO YOU USE? and has it been altered?

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  5. lundcarol

    Visited the store last Tuesday and bought a few of your products. Will be buying more on line.
    Will be making cookies for our library cookie sale in Dec. Trying to raise money for an addition.
    I will from now on purchase your products. I never realized what a great company you are.
    I thank you for caring about people and the economy and still make a profit. Thank You.
    I also appreciate the free recipes. Also enjoyed lunch at your restaurant and the cookies I took home.
    Keep up the good work.

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  6. Nancy

    Way to go, to everyone at KAF! If I had my life to do over again, I would seriously consider a career with you! (would have had to marry a different guy though)

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