July 21, 2011

Mass Governor Likes Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee


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On a recent visit to Keurig Inc. in Reading, MA Governor Deval Patrick said he was impressed with Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee for their social resposibility.

"Keurig is a wonderful example of a company dedicated to improving the lives not only of its employees but its local communities and beyond."

On his visit Governor Patrick sampled some K-Cup brewed beverages, and said, "Keurig's commitment to corporate giving and strong focus on innovation has proven fruitful for both the company and the Commonwealth," said Governor Patrick. "Keurig is a wonderful example of a company dedicated to improving the lives not only of its employees but its local communities and beyond."

We applaud them as well, and being Single Serve Coffee world headquarters are in Boston, MA - we're pretty proud.

Full release after the jump.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Commends Green Mountain Coffee Roaster Inc. and Keurig on Corporate Social Responsibility

Patrick Visits Keurig, Incorporated Headquarters in Reading, MA

READING, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Tuesday July, 19th, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited Reading-based Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) to applaud the company and its employees on its long-standing commitment to innovation, job creation, corporate giving and volunteerism. Governor Patrick was greeted at the Keurig® headquarters' entrance by Keurig President, Michelle Stacy, and the entire staff where he participated in a meet-and-greet style discussion with the senior management team and then toured the facility.

"Keurig is a wonderful example of a company dedicated to improving the lives not only of its employees but its local communities and beyond."

During his tour, Governor Patrick sampled Keurig-brewed beverages while congratulating the company and its employees on the positive impact Keurig has had on both Greater Boston and the state of Massachusetts. Upon reflection Governor Patrick noted, "Keurig's commitment to corporate giving and strong focus on innovation has proven fruitful for both the company and the Commonwealth," said Governor Patrick. "Keurig is a wonderful example of a company dedicated to improving the lives not only of its employees but its local communities and beyond."

GMCR and its business units, including Keurig, support local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. GMCR and its business units give back through donations, employee volunteerism, and local as well as national grants. Through its "CAFE Time" or "Community Action for Employees" programs, GMCR encourages its employees to volunteer up to 52 hours annually of company-paid service to give back to local organizations and communities. GMCR reinforces such mantras through their purpose statement: Create the ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup - transforming the way the world views business.

As a leader in innovation and single-cup technology, GMCR and Keurig have delivered considerable growth both in dollar sales and in number of employees. Keurig continues to grow rapidly in the Greater Boston area and expects that by the end of the 2011 calendar year, it will have added approximately 170 new hires.

Governor Patrick's visit to Keurig's Reading headquarters was an admirable and encouraging occasion showcasing a company that has demonstrated an ability to create jobs, contribute to its community and, simply, innovate, and continues to positively affect communities nationwide.

About Keurig, Incorporated® and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)

Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of single-cup brewing systems. Keurig's proprietary brewing system combines a pressurized hot water brewer with multiple varieties of K-Cup® portion pack beverages which feature a patented design that preserves the freshness of gourmet coffee, tea and other beverages. For more information, please visit www.keurig.com or call 888-CUP-BREW.

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