Whole Foods is a company that makes social responsibility as big a part of its mission as returns for shareholders. Whole Foods’ mission is “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”. The full mission is “Whole Foods – We obtain our products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. Whole people – we recruit the best people we can to become part of our team. We empower them to make their own decisions, creating a respectful workplace where people are treated fairly and are highly motivated to succeed. Whole Planet – we recognize the connection between our lives, our communities and the environment.”
Most of us have seen the famous Aflac commercials featuring the Aflac Duck who frustratedly quacks the company’s name to unsuspecting prospective policy holders. But did you know that Aflac Incorporated is one of the world’s most admired insurance companies? Founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia, Aflac underwrites a wide range of insurance policies. It is most known for its payroll deduction insurance coverage, which pays cash benefits when a policyholder has a covered accident or illness. In 2012, Aflac was listed as one of the Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity for the ninth consecutive year. It has also been on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 15 consecutive years. Continue reading Aflac: Ask About it at Work
“You can make money without doing evil”. This statement represents Google’s one of Google’s core philosophical beliefs. They created this statement during the early years of the companies’ development. Google maintains that they “often revisit this list to make sure it holds true”. They guarantee that they will be a corporation that values doing good just as much as they value profits. They realize that doing good often results in a favorable, long-term corporate image. This holds today. Google has become a company that has not only dominated its industry, but also has maintained their promise to be a socially responsible corporation. They serve as the role-model for all corporations by knowing the balance between work and fun, as well as the balance between ethics and profits.