At Emmy’s Organics, we are not only proud to offer high quality, fun jobs, but jobs that pay our full-time employees a Tompkins County, NY certified living hourly wage. Our wages allow for a quality of life that includes decent housing, transportation, food, recreation, savings, health care and other expenses.
The New York state living wage in our county is currently $15.37/hr, much higher than New York State minimum wage of $11.80* and the national minimum wage. *https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/minimumwage
Over half of our workforce are refugees. Our manufacturing team is made up of refugees from Burma (Myanmar) who moved to the United States and settled here in Ithaca, NY where Emmy’s Organics HQ is located. They are a big reason why Emmy's is such a special company. We’re proud to offer living wages and quality jobs to this incredible group of people and will be forever grateful that they chose to work at Emmy’s.
After the public murder of George Floyd sent shockwaves around the world, we realized the necessity of denouncing racism and supporting Black communities by using our platform and business as a tool for combating racial injustice. As a white-owned company and employer it is important to acknowledge the power we have as a company to make immediate and long term changes to dismantle white supremacy. As of June 2020, we have begun actively working to combat racism in the workplace and within ourselves.
Our Anti-Racism Committee is leading the Emmy’s team in discussions about deconstructing racism by providing credible and helpful sources to do so. This includes employee participation in the form of trainings, open discussions and mandatory readings. It’s important to us to have these uncomfortable conversations with our suppliers, collaborators, and influencers to encourage them to do the same. Our platform will now regularly amplify the voices of Black leaders in the food justice and snack industries and make more intentional donations that directly benefit Black communities and organizations. Learn more about our initiatives, goals and ideas here.
We support various social and environmental justice organizations with fiscal donations. For a list of organizations Emmy's has donated to over the past year + click here.
We are a certified B-Corporation, balancing purpose and profit to be as environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and publicly transparent as we can be. Examples of this can be seen in the organic and non-GMO ingredients we sources, the way we give back to our local and national communities, various social causes, and the way we treat all people involved in and around our business. We recycle most materials, compost our food scraps and much attention is placed on reducing our carbon footprint as we grow and continue to improve our practices.