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Brad Bateman

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17 minutes


Meat Industry and Trade, Sustainability -- Oregon


Interview of Brad Bateman by Nemah Dalai at Costco Clackamas, Oregon on June 10th, 2010.

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Bradley E. Bateman is the Logistics Manager at Costco in Clackamas, Oregon. He was born in Seattle, Washington.


Brad Bateman, a Costco Manager of the Clackamas location, is interviewed about his experience with sustainability practices within his assigned store (as well as the Costco brand as a whole). Mr. Bateman describes a few practices such as recycling and food safety, along with refining their measures of success by sales improvement, customer service, and/or a decrease in costs. Freight costs are also reduced by improved packaging methods as well as utilizing efficient fright practices. Safety and human resource training is targeted as a high priority for Costco employees, with a monthly and annual occurrence. Finally, the United Way Program and Backpack Program are a few of the local charities that the Clackamas Costco employees donate to their community.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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