Bridgetown Natural Foods

Manufacturing

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.bridgetownnaturalfoods.com

About Bridgetown Natural Foods

Bridgetown Natural Foods, established in Portland, Oregon in March 2010, is a manufacturing partner for leading all-natural, organic and gluten-free snack brands dedicated to producing sustainable, innovative and healthy products. 

Bridgetown’s mission is to increase the availability of natural, wholesome foods through operational excellence. The company lives its mission by investing in its people, in innovation that meets or exceeds the demands of a fast-growth marketplace, and in performance – both as a responsible employer and a trusted manufacturing partner.

With a specialty in baked goods and extruded bars, slab-formed bars, enrobed bars, granolas and clustered items, Bridgetown’s production lines are designed and appropriately scaled for emerging brands, providing complex manufacturing capabilities and leading food safety certifications to a high growth segment of the market. Bridgetown embraces complexity, and the company’s expertise in handling allergens, gluten-free, organic and kosher products provides its customers with complex, flexible manufacturing solutions.

Bridgetown Natural Foods became a Certified B Corporation to protect our founding mission and values, and to ingrain those tenets into the culture of our business as it develops. We strive to be a role model for modern food production, demonstrating that manufacturing can thrive in a sustainable and socially responsible business model. We encourage our team to believe in the positive and meaningful impact they have on our customers and our community.

The Change We Seek®

Bridgetown Natural Foods strives to influence the perception of food manufacturing, to sustain operational excellence, to innovate naturally and efficiently, while providing wellness-focused employee education, skills development and economic growth for the community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2014
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.

29
7
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.

19
18
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).

1
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.

44
17
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.

11
6
Overall B Score
104
55

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: >75% of the company is owned or formally reserved for employees; Over the last year >15% of positions have been filled by internal candidates

Community: Has a Supplier Code of Conduct that holds suppliers accountable to social and environmental performance; >30% of workers live in low-income communities; 41% of major suppliers hold 3rd party social or environmental certification

Environment: Has implemented equipment, lighting, and HVAC energy efficiency improvements; Uses recycled/reclaimed office supplies, furniture, and catering supplies

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