Alternative Commute Program
Mountain Rose Herbs offers one of the nation's finest commuting programs, paying substantial cash incentives to all employees who carpool with fellow staff members, ride the bus, bicycle, or walk to work.
We pay staff members who carpool to work 15 cents per mile for each passenger and 15 cents per mile for bus commuters. For those who bicycle or walk to work, we compensate them 25 cents per mile. Every year, we present the employee who logs the most miles in each category with a $250 award.
Employees have access to a covered and locked bike depot, indoor lockers, showers, and a bicycle repair kit. Owing to these and other amenities we offer, Mountain Rose Herb was deemed a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists in 2013.
As we are all aware, excess automobile usage is an environmental burden with consequences of great magnitude. Driving cars requires unsustainable and non-renewable resources, while simultaneously contributing to increasing Co2 emissions and global climate change. We feel that our Alternative Commute Program works in small part to alleviate these problems and we hope to inspire other companies to do the same.