OluKai was named to Outside
magazine's second annual "Best Places to Work" list. OluKai was ranked number 23 out of 30 selected companies in the recent May 2009 issue. "These 30 companies share a common belief: that the secret to success in any economy is empowering employees to live balanced lives and remain committed to their communities and the environment," said Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside
"OluKai is proud to be recognized as one of the top places to work. Our vision for the brand has always been to bring a premium product to market that reflects our dedication to our roots in Hawaii and the visceral connection between people and the ocean," said Bill Worthington, Chief Designer and Co-Founder of OluKai. "We accomplish this goal through our valued 'Ohana, our family of passionate employees who work together to represent a brand and product that they believe in."
The OluKai 'Ohana recognizes that harmony with the ocean is the ultimate lifestyle and continuously integrates the philosophy with the encouragement of personal and professional development. From the everyday visits of family pets roaming the office, weekly 'board' meetings in the waves for Surf Wednesdays, to nationwide efforts of OluKai's giveback programs, employees experience a sense of community. Company beach days are taken quarterly to acknowledge the effectiveness of the working 'Ohana and to celebrate their contribution to the ongoing growth of the company.
Special events help share the humble ethos of the company with the ocean community. This year OluKai presents its inaugural Ho'olaule'a ocean festival May 16th and 17th at Kanaha Beach in Maui. The event will be the first annual celebration and tribute to the ocean lifestyle through competition, tradition, family and giving back to the community. The event is one of the many ways OluKai and its prized employees continue to propel the brand forward by sharing the ocean lifestyle with the world.
For the complete list of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" and to view OluKai's profile please visit http://outside.away.com/outside/culture/200905/best-companies-intro.html