Celilo Group Media

Chinook Book

Portland, Oregon

United States

chinookbook.net

About Celilo Group Media

Founded in April 1999 in Portland, Oregon, Celilo Group Media is a green media company with a mission of expanding markets for sustainable products and services. Celilo is the national leader in the publication and distribution of green coupon books. The company currently publishes six annual editions of the popular Chinook Book guides for the Portland, Seattle/Puget Sound, Denver/Boulder, Minneapolis/St Paul, East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley) and Silicon Valley/Santa Cruz metro regions. They maintain offices and local staff in each of these markets. The Chinook Book guides have formerly been published under the names EcoMetro Guide and Blue Sky Guide.

We became a B Corp because we aim for the triple bottom line in our business and the businesses we promote in our publications, and we believe strongly in third-party certifications as the best way to communicate meaningful social attributes to our customers.

Businesses appearing in Chinook Book, either as an advertiser or coupon merchant, may only promote products that meet their environmental and social criteria. Their criteria were developed in 2000 in partnership with the Sustainable Development Commission of the City of Portland and Multnomah County. In 2003, Celilo Group Media co-founded the business magazine Sustainable Industries and published it for five years.

The Change We Seek™

Since it’s founding, Celilo has distributed over 220 million green coupons. They have worked with a thousand school and community groups to raise more than $2 million for their organizations through the sale of Chinook Book.

Chinook Book print guides, mobile apps, and websites are powerful tools for building healthy communities. They support economic development for local green businesses, promote public sector sustainability initiatives, and raising money for local schools.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2010
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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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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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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Overall B Score
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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: Over 50% of office supplies come from recycled / sustainable materials.The office has low-flow facilities, uses soy based ins, and non-toxic cleaning supplies.

Community: All Significant Suppliers have been visited and are evaluated at least annually to meet environmental standards. Preference is given to Local Suppliers.

Employees: All full-time and part-time employees are paid a living wage.