WorldBlu Certifies 52 Organizations as “Democratic Workplaces”

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A press release from CSR Wire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Apr. 12 /CSRwire/ – Fifty-two organizations have been recognized for the fifth annual “WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2011,” a global certification given by WorldBlu, a company specializing in organizational democracy.

The announcement came as part of the fifth annual “Democracy in the Workplace Day” on April 12th. For-profit and non-profit organizations from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the UK, India, the Netherlands, Denmark, Haiti and Malaysia made the WorldBlu List from a diversity of industries including aerospace, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, services and energy, ranging in size from five to over 80,000 employees and representing over $15 billion in combined annual revenue.

Well-known companies to make the WorldBlu List include Groupon,, HCL Technologies, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, New Belgium Brewery, 3i Infotech, DaVita, Great Harvest Bread Company and WD-40 Company.

Since first launching the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces in 2007, the number of organizations certified has grown steadily from 34 to 52, with combined annual revenues increasing from just $3 billion to over $15 billion. WorldBlu has now either certified organizational members or has individual members in 55 countries worldwide, up from just four countries when it first began.

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