Are you getting sick of constantly reading about big corporations that are trampling their employees to get to the top? Well, here’s a breath of fresh air: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream not only tastes good, but they also have exceptional working conditions for their employees and do not partake in any type of animal abuse.
So you’re probably wondering what makes this company so remarkable and stand out among other corporations who treat humans as animals, and animals as dirt. To start, Ben & Jerry’s bakes all of their brownies that are used in many of their ice cream flavors at Greyston Bakery in New York. This bakery was created to give unemployed people a chance to earn an income.
Ben & Jerry’s also follow strict income guidelines: they use a 5 to 1 salary ratio, which means no employee, regardless of level, can make more than five times the income of the person with the lowest job level. Now wouldn’t that fix the painfully huge income gap in our nation?
[box type=”shadow”]Ben & Jerry’s is “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.”[/box]
Ben & Jerry’s also firmly believes in the ethical treatment of their cows. They even go so far as giving the cows massages. The company was also awarded the World Farming’s Good Dairy Award for the remarkable way they take care of their cows. Can Tyson say the same about their chickens?
The company also proudly supports marriage equality. They even tweeted their encouragement:
What could be better than starting a job as an entry-level employee and getting paid $16.13 per hour? Well, Ben & Jerry’s ALSO thanks its employees by giving them 3 complimentary pints of ice cream for free every day.
Rock on Ben & Jerry’s!