Rogue Creamery is thrilled to announce that it has been ranked at the very top of Oregon Business Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in the state. Though the Central Point-based cheesemaker has consistently made the list for 13 years in a row, this is the first year Rogue Creamery has placed first.
Oregon Business annually showcases companies and nonprofits whose employees rate their employers’ sustainability efforts highly. Ninkasi Brewing, Elephants Delicatessen, and Energy Trust of Oregon are among other prominent Oregon companies to make the list.
“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,” says President and Lead Cheesemaker of Rogue Creamery, David Gremmels.
Rogue Creamery became Oregon’s first B-Corporation in 2014 and has been on the cutting edge of sustainability ever since. Since 2017, Rogue has ranked in the top 10% (and by 2021, the top 5%) of B Corps worldwide for its impact on people and planet.
“Rogue Creamery uses cheese as our force for good in the world,” continues Gremmels, “balancing purpose with profit and considering the broader, community-wide impact of everything we do.”
The award also comes on the 1-year anniversary of the prestigious recognition from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing and Manufacturing. The award commended Rogue Creamery for its commitment to dairy sustainability, including programs for renewable energy and waste reduction, such as solar panel installation, reduced packaging waste, and their employee commuter program.
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,” adds 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.”
About Rogue Creamery: Rogue Creamery is a USDA certified organic cheese maker located in Central Point, Oregon. For nearly 90 years, Rogue Creamery has drawn from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create organic, handcrafted cheeses that have won international acclaim. But creating the world’s best cheese is only part of Rogue’s mission. They know that business – and in their case, cheese – can be used as a force for good. That’s why they became Oregon’s first public benefit corporation, “B Corp” for short, joining a global movement of companies that are committed to making the world a better place. Rogue Creamery is committed to making a difference socially, economically, and environmentally. Learn more at roguecreamery.com.