Bureo Inc

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2015

Industry

Materials recovery & recycling

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Chile,

United States

Website

Bureo Inc (Bureo) designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable products sourced from recycled fishing nets for the action sports industry. By offering recycled high quality products, Bureo enables ethically conscious consumers to support recycling development and local job growth. Bureo’s current product offerings include a cruiser skateboard and unique line of sunglasses, with materials sourced from Chile through the team’s initiative, ‘Net Positiva’, Chile’s first ever fishnet collection & recycling program. Net Positiva provides fisherman with environmentally sound disposal points, while Bureo receives highly recyclable and durable raw materials. Founded by a like-minded team with a passion for the ocean, Bureo is currently headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with operations in Chile. Bureo is a 1% For the Planet member and a participating venture in Patagonia’s $20Million and Change fund, focused on supporting like minded start-ups having a positive impact on the environment.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Bureo Inc earned an overall score of 90.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.2
90.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.6

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement2.4
Ethics & Transparency3.1
+ 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 10.6

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security5.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.1
Career Development1.4
Engagement & Satisfaction1.1

Community 24.4

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion0.9
Economic Impact6.9
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Supply Chain Management2.5
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation8.4

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.


Environment 39.3

Environment 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 Management3.8
Air & Climate1.5
Water1.1
Land & Life5.1
+ Resource Conservation27.4

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.


Customers 0.2

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship0.2
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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 Score90.2
2018 Overall B Impact Score80.4
2015 Overall B Impact Score90.1

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Governance2017

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