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Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:54 AM
Who’s On Your Good Company List?

Any companies you go out of your way to buy from or do business with?  What makes them so great?


Wyllo Rogers - 5/2/2006 4:13:10 PM
My favorite products would have to be the Paul Newman line of foods, Newman's Own. They are not only primarily organic but also his company utilizes fare trade to support coffee growers in poverty stricken countries and has developed many national jobs on his farms and for production. In addition to all of this the profits from the sale of his foods go to education and charity programs.
Kevin - 4/19/2006 3:55:50 PM
In an era in which Cause Marketing is now part of every company -- reaching more than $1 billion last year, according to the Cause Marketing Forum in New York -- there's no shortage of organizations trying to wear the white hat. They want us to know what they're doing in the community, whom they're helping, where their employees are pitching in. But some companies go above and beyond. We can think of a few: Starbucks, with its emphasis on sustainability and water; Costco, with its employee empowerment and wages; Fedex, with its refusal to lay off even in downturns.
Gretchen - 4/6/2006 9:10:36 PM
A lot has been written here in Georgia, home of Dalton (where Carpet is King) about Interface. In an industry that is notoriously pollutive, dumping all sorts of waste in Georgia's rivers, Interface has invested substantially to developed innovations that make the manufacturing of carpet less hazardous. I felt really good buying Interface carpet tiles for my basement renovation, and I am now working to influence my kids' school to choose Interface as they replace the entry flooring.
Catty Guy - 4/4/2006 12:43:34 PM
Are we just listing companies here, or is there really a mission? Dell computer has sent more jobs to India and out of the U.S. than just about any company around -- you want money flowing into Bangalore and Shanghai, they're your folks! And Disney? Disney? The folks who not only have puked up the American landscape, but gone into other countries exporting that crap. And ask anyone who has ever worked there about the conditions toiling inside that Daffy Duck suit -- there's a company we can really admire! How about some real heroes on here? Green Mountain Power might be one. Any other real ones?
David Sands - 4/4/2006 12:17:52 PM
Dell and HP b/c they really promote recycling.
Melinda Heart - 4/4/2006 12:14:56 PM
Agree on Starbucks (good becuase I feel less guilty when it comes to supporting my $5/morning habit). Also, what about Disney? They are great with charity and volunteerism, and they make sure that factory workers who make their products are treated well.
Seth Ferward - 4/4/2006 12:11:38 PM
Going green I like UPS. They keep adding alternative fuel powered vehicles for delivery.
Mandy - 4/4/2006 11:44:47 AM
Home Depot-- I really like the programs they offer to let potential Olympians work around their training. And the whole Georgia Aquarium thing.
Adrienne Reiner - 4/4/2006 11:40:13 AM
Whole Foods for their promotion of a gentler life here on earth through environment-friendly home products, more sustainable and back-to-basics food, all while recognizing life is busy. This store appeals to all so I think it's done a lot to bring these products and concepts into the limelight.


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