OUR CULTURE

Like all great companies, we strive to hire the best and we value integrity, respect, and collaboration. But we don’t judge ourselves by how we compare with other companies, but rather on how we differ. 

Below are the 3 pillars of our distinctive culture and the behaviors that we care about most.

  • Purpose is our North Star, the benchmark by which we guide our actions

  • Results allow us to measurably assess the impact of our actions

  • Learning is the means by which we adapt to a quickly changing environment

 

Our culture enables us to develop multidimensional strengths. It is the environment that allows us to realize our mission, and helps us to be a more flexible, creative, and enduring firm.

The more this sounds like you, and describes the types of people that you want to work with, the more likely you will thrive at Green Specialty Ingredients.

We are a purpose-driven firm that is a force for good in the world.  We strive to minimize our negative impact on the physical environment and actively look for opportunities to restore it. We are committed citizens of our communities and energetically seek to contribute to the advancement of society.

As a result, our employees are energized by working in a work environment that is changing the world for the better, and have a genuine desire to make a difference in their own communities.

Our employees are engaged by Green Specialty Ingredients’ focus on sustainability and global communities; and our leaders emphasize shared ideals and contributing to our greater purpose.

PURPOSE

RESULTS

We have one overarching goal: to offer radically superior, natural ingredients that minimize harmful effects to our planet and society. To deliver on this audacious objective, we focus on results.

Our work environment is merit-based where tenacious and optimistic people achieve excellence. Employees focus intensely on customers and take pride in their individual contributions, but also care deeply about their teammates and selflessly make time to help colleagues. Employees inspire and draw strength from one another, as they build trust through shared experience.

All employees are coached and mentored, and we invest extra time in our B players to move them to the A level. We don’t tolerate jerks, no matter how brilliant. The cost to teamwork is just too high.

We are a creative business. Our biggest threat over time is lack of innovation, so our work environment is characterized by exploration, expansiveness, and creativity. We nurture inventive and open-minded people that spark new ideas and embrace differing perspectives.

Employees are united by curiosity and challenge prevailing assumptions. They experiment and make mistakes as they search for improvement. When they encounter problems, they work to identify root causes, and strive to make decisions based on the long term.

They sometimes disagree, including with their managers, which is ok. Employees shouldn't try to please the boss, but rather to serve our purpose. We understand that taking smart risks will sometimes lead to failure, but more often, it leads to innovation, knowledge, and adventure.

LEARNING

While our culture continues to change as we grow, we are mindful of maintaining flexibility and agility. We strive to remain fast and nimble by having as simple a business as possible.

 

We believe that arming self-disciplined, dedicated professionals with the right information and trusting them to make good decisions beats bureaucratic processes every time.