Scout Books

Custom notebooks sustainably made in the USA


United States

About Scout Books

Scout Books is a collaborative notebook brand from sunny Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Scout Books' bright yellow headquarters include their design studio, editorial office, printing plant, and book bindery. Over the past four years, they’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented people and businesses all over the world, and logged thousands of hours producing their library of Scout Book projects. They’re proud of the fact that Scout Books are designed, edited, project-managed, printed, bound, packaged, marketed, and sold from their Southeast Portland headquarters. It is truly a vertically-integrated manufacturing process, and quite unique in the industry. They do it all in house!

Each Scout Book is designed to be versatile, affordable and easy on the environment. From the size of the books to the number of pages, they made deliberate decisions to reduce waste, and encourage creativity. Scout Books manufactures with 100% recycled papers, vegetable based inks, and equipment powered by renewable energy. They’re committed to sourcing raw materials from North America.

At Scout Books, we are dedicated to making the world a better place, one book at a time. We work with integrity and creativity to provide lasting value to our customers and stakeholders. We pledge to make the highest quality products, while operating our business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, balancing our considerations equally between people, planet and profit

Scout Books has always considered the environment and the well being of employees when starting the company and running the business over the years, from sourcing recycled papers, veggie-based inks, to looking after employees through benefits and company practices. Becoming a Certified B Corporation has confirmed those commitments and we are proud to be a part of the community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2017

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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