Fishpeople

Seafood-Based Entrees

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.fishpeopleseafood.com

About Fishpeople

At Fishpeople, they believe that not only is seafood ideal for our bodies, but it’s incredibly delicious and fun to eat when prepared in a mindful way. Unfortunately, they also know that our world is changing and the very food that sustains us is at risk. They believe that by creating seafood entrees that are sustainable, local, affordable, healthy, and delicious we can create support a seafood industry that works hard to protect our watery habitat and help fish populations thrive.

They have created shelf-stable seafood entrees that retail at grocery stores throughout the Pacific Northwest.  By making delicious, well-chosen seafood options available to people at all times of day – from the back-country to the office, consumers can participate in a different relationship with the sea.

Fishpeople was created as a way to address a serious problem in our state - the Oregon coast has a depressed economy, at the same time one of our most precious resources, seafood, is almost entirely shipped out onto the commodity market.   We created our company to find a way to keep the added value of a seafood brand in our local community, while educating consumers about the health and environmental benefits of making good seafood choices.  We believe that B Corp is the only certification that truly gets what motivates us as a company.


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The Change We Seek™

Fishpeople seeks to change our relationship to the sea by making accessible delicious seafood meals that support fishermen, the coastal Oregon economy and the fish in the sea.   While there are many great resources out there for making seafood buying decisions based on the global industry, they discovered that when you look at the local level, it is not that simple. Fishpeople began by looking very closely at the Oregon & Washington coasts and determining down to the species, time of year and vessel who were the best-in-class in terms of environmental and social concerns.  They then created a Seafood Rating Chart (http://www.fishpeopleseafood.com/seafood-rating) that was specific to their region in the Pacific Northwest.  From there, the first four entrees were developed.

Fishpeople also strives for transparency, something that doesn’t often come with packaged foods.  On their website you can trace your product back to the source with both the seafood and all of their other ingredients as well.  To take transparency one-step further, they also test all of their seafood to confirm that the seafood they sell are extremely low in Mercury – a point of concern for many consumers.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2013
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: 

Workers: Pays a living wage to all employees; Provides employees with a Health Care stipend; Offers performance feedback with clear achievable goals on at least an annual basis

Community: Gives preference to local/sustainable suppliers; Requires specific environmental criteria from suppliers; Banks with a local independent institution; Partners with The Wetland Conservancy

Environment: Has composting as well as extensive recycling for paper, plastic, and cardboard; Has stated targets for environmental aspects of operations and engages with suppliers to decrease plastic bag use

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