As Oregon’s First Benefit Company and one of 467 Benefit Companies headquartered in Oregon, Café Yumm! Issued its first ever Benefit Company Report this Earth Day.
The Report consists of 24 pages of data, inspiring stories, photos, and explanation of how the company’s Triple Bottom Line efforts are being carried out. It is organized into three categories: Healthy Food, Healthy People, and Healthy Environments.
Healthy Food reviews food choices, nutrition and calories, sourcing certified organic/sustainably grown, and filtered water programs. It illustrates Café Yumm!’s efforts to provide food that is “Soul satisfying... Deeply nourishing.”
Healthy People reviews safety training and record, employee benefits, advancement opportunities, job satisfaction, and diversity in the work place. It contains an inspiring story about a 25-year-old woman who worked herself up from restaurant Crew Member to Manager then owner or her own Café Yumm! restaurant. She recently opened her second restaurant.
Healthy Environments reviews green building efforts, local sourcing of products, bee-friendly practices, community giving, and much more. It provides actual language that the company strives to insert into leases to protect bee populations in the state.
“This Report collects and explains data from all of our many efforts to be a valuable member of our community,” says co-founder Mark Beauchamp. “From donating over 50,000 meals, to generating over 100,000 kWh of solar electricity, to diverting waste from the landfill, we continually strive to improve operations. With seventeen restaurants throughout Oregon and Washington, our growth is both a blessing and a constant challenge. We appreciate the former and enthusiastically embrace the later.”
The Report ends with a look forward at improvement efforts and goals for 2015.