Thursday, October 14, 2010
Patagonia is a great company to work with. They are known in the marketplace for their commitment to the environment and their workers. Recently, I found out about the Patagonia Environmental Internship program. Patagonia Founder, Yvon Chouinard, has always dedicated dollars to activists and realizes that Patagonia has an opportunity to donate people, too.
Through the Patagonia Environmental Internship program employees can leave their jobs for up to 2 months to work with an environmental group. Their position at Patagonia is secure and employees will continue to be paid during their time out of the office. Chouinard understands the positive value that this program will provide to the community as well as the workplace.
Corporations have a responsibility for their actions in the community. Thank you Patagonia for continuing to go above and beyond what is expected of you as a business.