21.6.2005: Meldung: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.: Ranked Among the ""Best Medium Companies to Work for in America""

June 20, 2005 03:03 PM US Eastern Timezone

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Again Ranked Among the ""Best Medium Companies to Work for in America""

SHRM 57th Annual Conference & Exposition

WATERBURY, Vt.-- June 20, 2005 -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named one of the "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America" as compiled by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute (GPTW). This is the second year that small- and medium-sized companies in the U.S. have been eligible for this prestigious recognition, and the second time that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, with nearly 600 full-time employees, has made the list.

Susan R. Meisinger, SHRM President and CEO said, "For some time, large organizations have been recognized for their successful business strategies. However, small and medium companies make up the majority of the American economy and should also be recognized for their unique human capital strategies and organizational success."

Robert Levering, cofounder of the Great Place to Work Institute said, "These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, have pride in their work and have fun at work. Other companies have much to learn about how to be both productive and do right by their people."

This year"s list was announced today before an audience of more than 12,000 at the Society of Human Resource Management"s (SHRM) 57th Annual Conference & Exposition in San Diego, California. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ranked 9th on the list last year and came in at number 25 on this year"s list of "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America."

Robert Stiller, President and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. said, "Receiving this important recognition for the second time in two years is a wonderful confirmation of the work we have done to develop a progressive work environment that is consistent with our culture of learning, wellness, and social responsibility. It is terrific to see our programs, developed and implemented by our employees, valued so highly by the Great Place to Work Institute."

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and offers over 100 coffee selections including estate, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified(TM), signature blends, and flavored coffees that it sells under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(R) and Newman"s Own(R) Organics brands. While the majority of Green Mountain Coffee"s revenue is derived from its wholesale operations, the Company also operates a direct mail business and an e-commerce website (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com) from its Waterbury, Vermont headquarters. Each year the Company contributes at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to support socially responsible initiatives. Based on its performance, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been recognized for the past five years as one of Forbes Magazine"s "200 Best Small Companies," for the past three years in the top ten on Business Ethics magazine"s list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens," and for the past two years as one of the Society of Human Resource Management"s "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America."


Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.
Rick Peyser, 866-881-7475
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