Greyston Bakery Works to Triple Their Bottom Line

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Greyston Bakery Works to Triple Their Bottom Line

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Learn how @benandjerrys brownie baker @GreystonBakery is working on their triple bottom line via @justmeans #CSR

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:15pm



(3BLMedia/Justmeans) Greyston Bakery, located thirty minutes north of New York City, is the primary supplier of the fudgy brownies found in Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Half Baked and their Fro-Yo companions. Greyston Bakery, which became a B-Corp in 2008 and New York state's first Benefit Corporation in February of 2012, has long been known for their commitment to their employees. Their  open-hiring policy, hiring employees regardless of work history, housing status and criminal and substance abuse background is unparalleled.  They are also known for powering their bakery with their array of solar panels.  Greyston is an innovative, social enterprise constantly working to triple their bottom line.

Most recently, Greyston Bakery employees installed a rooftop garden with plans of a green rooftop in the coming year.

"We'll use the green rooftop to grow a vegetable garden and we'll cook the veggies for employee lunches. It's another great way to teach employees about positive eating habits," said Sunitha Malieckal, Account Manager at Greyston. "As Greyston continues on the journey to becoming a world-class supplier, we are also learning to compost."

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Julie lives in Cambridge, MA and is currently pursuing her MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro Graduate School in Vermont. She has a background in international development and grassroots organizing and is passionate about equitable wages, labor rights and the global income disparity. Julie is also a new blogger for Just Means and Socialearth. If you can't find Julie in Cambridge, she's probably on the beaches somewhere in South Florida.