Patagonia

Patagonia
Ventura, Calif.

Founded: 1972
Employees: 626
2009 revenue: $314.5 million
CEO: Richard (Casey) Sheahan
patagonia.com

Designs and sells outdoor clothing and travel accessories.

Patagonia's corporate identity is built on philanthropy and environmental consciousness. Employees can take up to two weeks of paid leave annually to work for a nonprofit environmental group of their choosing.