Bamboo Sushi

Restaurant

Portland, Oregon

United States

bamboosushi.com

About Bamboo Sushi

In partnership with the world’s leading marine conservation organizations, Bamboo Sushi is proud to be the first certified, sustainable sushi restaurant in the world.

We fundamentally believe that accountability and transparency are paramount to great business practices and financial success. B Corp certification allows for us to build upon our already rigorous operations and food certifications, so that we can incorporate a legal framework certification that follows suit. By becoming B Corp certified we now have certifications from independent third party auditng organizations for all aspects of our operations: environmental, social, and legal.

The Change We Seek™

Born out of a desire to change the existing business paradigm that says altruism and profitability are mutually exclusive, Bamboo Sushi represents an innovative business that aims to do good for its customers, its community, and the environment, while still earning a profit. Ultimately, Bamboo Sushi employs business practices that serve to achieve greater social equity and support the local economy, while ensuring the highest standard of environmental sustainability possible.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2010
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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9
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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22
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

0
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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32
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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10
Overall B Score
92
80

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Most of Bamboo Sushi's facilities are constructed to green building standards.

Community: 45% of suppliers have been certified and/or approved by one of the following: B Corporation, Green America, SIF, FTF, Transfair, FSC, MSC, Cradle to Cradle, Green-e, or USDA Organic.