Luscious Garage

Hybrid Specialists, Recycling, Composting etc...

San Francisco, California

United States

lusciousgarage.com

About Luscious Garage

Luscious Garage specializes in hybrid auto repair and applies the "hybrid" paradigm to everything it does: minimizing environmental impact, promoting advanced technology, and working together with customers to meet their needs.  The shop boasts solar power, harvested rainwater, paperless workflow, and a night shift serving hybrid taxicabs.  The business is woman-owned and operated.

Established in 2007 on the tenets of environmentalism, transparency, and cooperation, Luscious Garage proves that ethical auto repair can be a financial success.  We celebrated our five year anniversary by renewing these commitments via B Corp certification.

The Change We Seek™

Auto repair is a dirty industry serving unsustainable transportation.  Fortunately that leaves tremendous room for improvement, with real impact working "within the system".  Luscious Garage inspires change through competition and example.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2012
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.

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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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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).

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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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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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Overall B Score
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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: All workers receive living wage; >15% total wage increase over last fiscal year; Health insurance offered to all full-time employees and their families

Community: Company has written local purchasing strategy and gives preference to sustainable or fair trade suppliers; Majority of revenues generated from local clients; 100% of company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Environment: Annual environmental audit conducted by external organization; >25% of energy used comes from renewable sources; >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content; Monitors emissions and energy usage and has specific reduction targets for each 

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree

Miscellany: 

Social Media

Press/Videos

  • Youtube channel Go»
  • Introductory video on Youtube Go»
  • In PBS Motorweek Go»
  • In The New York Times Go»