WorldBlu Certifies New Belgium Brewing as a ‘Freedom-Centered Workplace’
100% employee-owned brewery one of 20 organizations recognized around the world
(FORT COLLINS) WorldBlu, a company specializing in freedom-centered, democratic organizational design and leadership, has named New Belgium Brewing to its 12th annual WorldBlu List of Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces. The 2018 list, which is published every year on “Freedom at Work Day," certified just 20 organizations around the world.
“Through our open-book management and 100% employee-owned culture, we strive to create an environment where respect, integrity, having fun and accountability are all key elements of our success,” said Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium. “We’re incredibly honored to receive this designation for the tenth time and to have our workplace culture once again independently recognized for how special that it is.”
The standards to be recognized on the WorldBlu List of Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces are high and required New Belgium employees to complete a rigorous assessment and a series of co-worker surveys that evaluated the practice of organizational democracy at an individual, leadership, and systems and processes level.
Organizations from across the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Israel, Netherlands, Malaysia, Haiti, New Zealand, and Romania made this year’s WorldBlu List. Industries represented include technology, automotive, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, sports, education, and professional services.
Organizations from all sectors that have been in operation for at least one year with 10 or more employees and $1 million in annual revenue, are considered for inclusion on this list.
For more information about New Belgium or any of its beers, visit www.newbelgium.com.
About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium brews sixteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, The Hemperor HPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Fruit Beer Series, 1554 Black Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale. To learn more, visit NewBelgium.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Founded in 1997, WorldBlu is a global academy and community of leaders and organizations committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace.