Seventh Generation Designated as One of the Top 20 Small Businesses in America

Evaluations Prove Seventh Generation a Happy, Productive Workforce With Excellent Benefits

BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Seventh Generation, the nation's leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household and personal care products, was named one of the "50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" in 2009 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) together with The Great Places to Work Institute, Inc. (GPTW).

The list, now in its sixth year, ranks the top 25 small companies and top 25 medium using "best practice" people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. Seventh Generation was ranked 14 of 25 small businesses. Organizations range in size from 50 to 999 employees and the GPTW selects the winners based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations' workplace cultures.

"We are very honored by this designation as it is substantiated by the very people who invigorate and sustain Seventh Generation every day," said Chuck Maniscalco, CEO of Seventh Generation. "Our passion and authenticity as a team is vital to our success in the marketplace and this directly extends to our consumers."

"Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and workforce," said SHRM President and CEO Laurence O'Neil. "These 50 winning organizations demonstrate that investing in people is critical to their success, and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments."

"These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun. Other companies have much to learn about how to be productive and do right by their people," said GPTW Co-founder Robert Levering.

Articles and profiles of the winners will appear in the June issue of Fortune Small Business, in the July issue of HR Magazine, and on The winning organizations will also be listed on the SHRM ( and GPTW ( Web sites.


Seventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brand of household and personal care products for your living home. Their products are healthy and safe for the air, the surfaces, the fabrics, the pets, and the people within your home -- and for the community and environment outside of it.

For information on Seventh Generation cleaning, paper, baby and feminine personal care products, to find store locations, and explore the company's website visit To read more about Seventh Generation's corporate responsibility, visit the Corporate Consciousness Report at:

About SHRM

SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

About GPTW

Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. Great Place to Work Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America" list and FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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