Standing Stone Brewing Company

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Standing Stone Ranks #5 Best Green Workplace in 2015 by Oregon Business

OBM-100-best-Green-logo-2015-500pxwToday we toast our ranking as the #5 Best Green Workplace in Oregon in 2015! The designation comes from Oregon Business and its annual review of the Top 100 Best Green Workplaces in the state. We’ve been honored to appear in the Top 10 in each of the past six years, and we’re thrilled to maintain this coveted designation alongside other great, sustainably-minded Oregon businesses.

The Top 10 Best Green Workplaces awards ceremony welcomed event-goers to The Nines Hotel in Portland, OR. The keynote speaker, Sarah Severn, engaged the crowd about staying true to sustainable values in the business world. Thank you Oregon Business for hosting this great event and bringing together a room full of passionate and pioneering business representatives from our region!

IMG_2025Standing Stone’s RPM Bike Program, waste management program and One Mile Farm operations were all recognized as top reasons for our brewpub making the list. We’re overjoyed with the recognition (especially because it’s employee-driven) and want to thank our coworkers for all their innovation and energy that keep these programs thriving!

Every year, Oregon Business offers employee surveys to companies all over the state to rank a list of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 100 Green Companies and Top 100 Best Nonprofits. Our coworkers rank how satisfied they are with efforts in various areas, as well as how meaningful those efforts are. In 2015, Oregon Business received 17,000 employee surveys from 430 businesses. Our coworkers rock for taking the time to fill out the survey so that we can join this awesome recognition year after year.

And we’re thrilled to see lots of other sustainable businesses on the list representing Southern Oregon! Congrats to Rogue Creamery, Coyote Trails School of Nature, RHT Energy Solutions, Adroit Construction, and Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley.

IMG_2029You can view the entire list of the 2015 Top 100 Best Green Workplaces, and be sure to send congratulations to the names you recognize. These businesses are creating unique, original programs, and drive their operations with sustainable practices in mind. We feel inspired by the range of successful green-business models throughout the state, and we’ll continue to do our best to make it on the list again in 2016!

(photos: R. Koning)

Sustainability Programs Earn Us #6 Best Green Business in 2014

We’re overjoyed to announce our 2014 ranking as the #6 Best Green Company in Oregon! Our standing, presented by Oregon Business Magazine, was announced Wednesday during the annual award ceremony at the Nines Hotel in Portland. Our brewpub’s co-owners, Alex and Danielle Amarotico, were there to receive the coconut-wood award with the other Top 10 winners.

GreenLogoEvery year, Oregon Business offers an anonymous employee survey to companies all over the state. From this survey they create a list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Best Green Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits. Over 16,000 employees in Oregon rank how satisfied they are with their workplace’s sustainability efforts in various areas, including recycling, composting, purchasing local, reducing overall waste and more. Out of 400 participating companies, our coworkers ranked us in the Top 10 for the fifth year in a row, and for that we send everyone a big thank you!

Standing Stone-ians listed several programs as “very important to them” in our overall sustainability plan. Through our Employee Bike Program, employees who work over 1000 hours are eligible for a free bike to get them cycling to and from work. Our One Mile Farm supplies the brewpub with meat and eggs from animals raised just a mile down the road, and employees love fueling up on the local fare. Finally, our recycling and composting program requires everyone being on-board with sorting kitchen and brewery waste, and Standing Stone employees jump to the task everyday to make this happen.

green business awardWe also want to give a big congratulations to Rogue Creamery for earning the #3 spot this year, up from #10 in 2013. We’re thrilled to join them in showing the rest of the state that Southern Oregon operates with sustainability in mind!

You can view the entire list of the Top 100 Best Green Companies online and in the June issue of Oregon Business Magazine. Many of these businesses are constantly forming unique and creative ways of operating to reduce their environmental footprints, so keep an eye on them for future news. Be sure to congratulate names any you recognize, and encourage other great local businesses you know to participate next year!

Standing Stone Ranks #2 Best Green Company in Oregon

We’re raising our glasses at Standing Stone Brewing Co. to toast our ranking asaward the #2 Best Green Company in Oregon! The designation comes from Oregon Business Magazine and its annual review of the Top 100 Best Green Companies. We’ve been in the Top 10 each of the past four years, and we’re thrilled to earn this coveted spot on the list.

More than 300 people came out to watch the unveiling of the Top 10 Best Green Businesses at the awards ceremony Wednesday at The Nines Hotel in Portland, OR. The keynote speaker, Oregon’s first lady Cylvia Hayes, engaged the crowd about social responsibility and the amazing work that companies are doing all over our state. We thank Oregon Business for hosting this great event and bringing together a room full of passionate and pioneering business representatives from our region.

During the presentation for Standing Stone’s award as the #2 Company, the bike programRPM Bike Program, waste management program and Farm Project all were acknowledged as top reasons why Standing Stone continues to make the list. We’re overjoyed with the recognition and want to thank our employees for all their commitment and innovation that make these programs successful!

Here’s how the ranking works: Every year Oregon Business offers an anonymous employee survey to companies all over the state. From this survey and independent research they compile a list of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 100 Green Companies and Top 100 Best Nonprofits. Employees rank how satisfied they are with their company’s efforts in various areas, as well as how important those efforts are to the individual. In 2013, they heard from 440 companies and over 18,000 employees! We want to send a big thank you to all our coworkers for taking the time to fill out the survey so that we can join this list year after year.

This year, we are extra proud to represent Southern Oregon in sustainable melza farmbusiness operations and innovation alongside Rogue Creamery of Central Point. Our friends, the world-famous makers of artisan cheese, jumped from number 48 to 10! Congratulations, Rogue Creamery, and kudos for all you do.

You can view the entire list of the Top 100 Best Green Companies, and be sure to congratulate any names you recognize! A lot of these businesses are forming unique and creative programs to constantly improve sustainable operations, and we have much to learn and gain from the various models. Until next year, we’ll continue improving upon all we do at Standing Stone and hope to be on the Top 10 list again in 2014!