Celilo Group Media

Chinook Book

Portland, Oregon

United States


About Celilo Group Media

Founded in April 1999 in Portland, Oregon, Celilo Group Media is a media company with a mission of expanding the marketplace for sustainable products and services. Celilo is the national leader in creating incentive and rewards programs for sustainable lifestyle decisions. Our flagship product is the annual print and mobile Chinook Book, currently published in Portland, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Minneapolis. The publications are localized by our staff in each market. Since its founding, Celilo has distributed over 250 million green and local coupons. We have worked with thousands of schools and community groups who raise funds for their organizations through the sale of Chinook Book.

Businesses appearing in Chinook Book, either as an advertiser or coupon merchant, may only promote products that meet the Celilo 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.

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.

The Change We Seek™

Since it’s founding, Celilo has distributed over 250 million coupons for products and services meeting the company's sustainability criteria. They have worked with a thousand school and community groups to raise more than $2 million for these 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

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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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.