Outside Magazine Names The Honest Kitchen as one of America’s “Best Places to Work” in 2013

Pet-friendly office earns best places to work award for the third straight year

The Honest Kitchen today was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The Honest Kitchen was ranked No. 30 out of 100 selected companies. The full list of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published online on August 1 at outsideonline.com/bestplacestowork.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

This year’s “Best Places To Work” list will highlight not only the Top 100 companies, but will also spotlight those on the list that offer the best perks, including “Fitness-Friendly” companies, those with the most  liberal “Flex Time” policies, the “Best Travel Perks”, and those with the “Best Office Culture.”

“I’m so thrilled that The Honest Kitchen has made the Best Places to Work list again this year,” said Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen. “We have a real commitment to the wellbeing of our teams – both human and canine – and a strong focus on creating a working environment that fosters individuality and creativity, as we continue our fast-paced growth.”

"We're proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies," said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. "They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside's Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America's most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees."

The Honest Kitchen places a high priority on work/life balance, with a focus on encouraging healthy living. Their San Diego office is dog friendly, which helps keep a fun office culture and promotes regular exercise breaks during the day. In-office perks include two company-owned bikes for employees’ personal use, monthly employee chair massages and reimbursement for fitness coverage such as yoga, gym fees, exercise classes or team membership fees (like kickball, marathon training). In 2013 The Honest Kitchen introduced a ‘Contribution Teams’ program, which allows staff to contribute to the company’s cultural development and employee happiness, by participating in projects outside of their normal job responsibilities. The company also offers a flexible working schedule, so that each person can create the workplace/outside balance that they need.

The Honest Kitchen: Carmen Velasquez | carmen@thehonestkitchen.com | 619.241.2941

Outside Magazine: Jada Williams | Jada@giantnoise.com | 646.649.4933

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About The Honest Kitchen
The Honest Kitchen is a company of pet lovers, with a passion for food. They produce a line of all natural dehydrated, human-grade, whole foods for pets, founded by Lucy and Charlie Postins in 2002. The Honest Kitchen products natural pet products that promote nutritional awareness, environmental responsibility, and a sustainable community. All of their foods are produced in a human food plant (not in a pet food factory) and their products are packaged in artistic, eco-friendly and bio-degradable boxes. For more information, please visit www.TheHonestKitchen.com .  

About Outside

Outside is America¹s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

About the Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About the Outdoor Industry Association

Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center:www.outdoorindustry.org.

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