B-Line Urban Delivery

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

February 2010

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Founded in Portland, Oregon in April of 2009, B-Line specializes in sustainable delivery services to the urban core. Utilizing a fleet of commercial grade "trike trucks" with a 600-pound cargo carrying capacity, B-Line partners with businesses large and small to handle their downtown and close-in delivery needs and solve the challenges conventional trucks and vans face in the "last mile" of a distribution network. B-line's services model the kind of change necessary to create sustainable distribution networks and supply chains, and illustrate the kind of paradigm shift essential to meeting the climate action goals our planet demands. • As a transportation company, B-Line’s vision is to redefine how goods and services are transported in our increasingly urban environment by simply providing the right tool for the job. • As an advertising and promotions company, B-Line seeks to combine flexibility with ingenuity. • As a stakeholder in our community, B-Line is passionate about creating a company that is part of a solution and a partner in living. We seek to enrich the fabric of our cities by reducing congestion and CO2 emissions, developing local, green-collar jobs, and partnering with local manufacturers and small businesses.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, B-Line Urban Delivery earned an overall score of 81.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.2
81.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.4

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.5
Ethics & Transparency2.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 11.0

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security2.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.8
Career Development3.6
Engagement & Satisfaction3.0

Community 28.9

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.5
Economic Impact5.4
Civic Engagement & Giving3.3
Supply Chain Management3.2
+ Local Economic Development10.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 18.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.2
Air & Climate1.2
Water1.5
Land & Life2.2
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy5.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 8.3

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship0.9
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises7.4

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score81.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score96.7
2015 Overall B Impact Score95.2
2012 Overall B Impact Score93.7

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Governance2017

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