At Bamboo Sushi, we believe that the best way to create change, is through partnerships. We know that we cannot be as successful as we want to be and effect as much change, without an amazing and strong network of partners around the globe. Building community is a vital part of what we do. Therefore, we have reached out to many of the world’s best, most respected, and most trusted NGO’s, scientists, and organizations, to help us in our efforts to learn, educate, and raise awareness about sustainable seafood, ocean and environmental conservation, and social responsibility. In addition to our partnerships, we maintain transparency and accountability through our multiple, nationally recognized certifications and rigorous independent, third-party audits.
Therefore, at Bamboo Sushi we don’t just claim sustainability, we can prove it.
MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL – Certified
Bamboo Sushi is proud to be the first, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, sushi restaurant in the world. We are also the first MSC certified stand-alone restaurant in the United States. The MSC is the world’s leading independent third-party certification and eco-labeling program for sustainable seafood. With fisheries experts and biologists, the MSC has developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability that are the leading global standard. Specifically, these standards ensure that MSC- labeled seafood comes from, and can be traced back to, a sustainable fishery.
GREEN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION – Certified
We are proud to be the first sushi restaurant in the United States to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) as a “Certified Green Restaurant.” At Bamboo Sushi we recognize that true sustainability requires a multi-faceted approach. Therefore, we sought certification from the GRA to aid us in lowering our carbon footprint through streamlining our day-to-day operations. The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization, which provides services in research, consulting, education, marketing and community organizing.
B CORPORATION – Certified
B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible businesses because they:
- Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards.
- Institutionalize stakeholder interests.
- Build collective voice through the power of a unifying brand.
As a B Corporation, you differentiate your business from the growing barrage of green- and cause-marketing campaigns and stand out as a leader in the market, creating a clear path for others to follow. You also embed your values into your corporate governing documents so they can survive new investors, new management and even new ownership.
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM – Partner
Bamboo Sushi has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s (MBA) Seafood Watch program because it provides the most comprehensive guidelines available for sustainable seafood choices. Specifically, through its “Seafood Watch” program, the MBA recommends which seafood to buy or to avoid, helping consumers to become advocates for environmentally friendly seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is deeply committed to minimizing environmental impact and to conducting its business operations in ways that reflect and advance its conservation mission.
NATURE CONSERVANCY – Partner
Bamboo Sushi is honored and excited to add our newest, and widest reaching partner to our efforts and organization. The Nature Conservancy is the largest and one of the most esteemed environmental organizations in the world. Begun in 1951, TNC has built a long track record of amazing conservation and scientific efficacy. In short, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We highly encourage you to click on their logo, to learn more about this amazing organization.
BLUE OCEAN INSTITUTE – Partner
The Blue Ocean Institute (BOI) focuses on producing research of high academic quality; accessible, relevant information and practical, realistic solutions that engage people. They develop conservation solutions that are compassionate to people as well as to ocean wildlife, and they share reliable information that enlightens personal choices, instills hope, and helps restore living abundance in the ocean.
SALMON NATION/ECO TRUST – Partner
Bamboo Sushi is proud to be a partner with Oregon’s own Salmon Nation/Eco Trust. Salmon Nation, owned and licensed by Eco Trust, exists to inspire and engage the citizens of the region (the Pacific Northwest and beyond) to tangibly change the way we think about and act on our connections to place and community. Salmon Nation brings new meaning to the word cooperative — with alliances of tribes, fishermen, farmers, ranchers, loggers, and urban-dwellers working together to improve our neighborhoods and watersheds.
KIDSAFE SEAFOOD – Partner
In the interest of the families we serve, Bamboo Sushi strives to specifically provide seafood choices that KidSafe Seafood has identified as safe for pregnant mothers and children. KidSafe Seafood is a collaborative effort of chefs, pediatricians, and sustainable seafood experts to help parents serve more nutritious seafood to their children. Their goal is provide the best information available about how to avoid the mercury and other pollutants that can be found in fish, along with guidance for making ocean-friendly seafood choices.
As an international association for sustainable seafood, Seafood Choices Alliance mobilizes and connects the world’s leading voices in support of a sustainable supply of seafood choices, highlighting the need for a global solution to threats facing the ocean.
Bamboo Sushi is proud to partner with the University of Miami on oceanic and atmospheric sciences and conservation. The mission of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program (RJD) is to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) literacy and marine conservation by combining cutting edge research and outreach activities. RJD is a joint program of the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami.
Bamboo Sushi is honored to add Quantum Leaders to our list of partners. Quantum Leaders is changing the paradigm of organizations from a machine of production to living organizations. The Living Organization® model recognizes that, like all living entities, organizations:
- Operate from deep and meaningful Soulful Purpose™.
- Are an interdependent part of a larger eco-system.
- Seek to build community with all stakeholders.
- Recognize the creative life generating energy of their people.
- Create an environment of growth that supports and enhances the dignity of the human spirit.
- Have the attitude of being in service to improve the lives of those they serve.
While the activity of an organization doesn’t change in this new model, the way it goes about it changes significantly. This new paradigm makes it easier for us to achieve our vision of sustainability, social responsibility and creating an environment of growth and well being for our employees.