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B Corp: Business as a Force for Good

Updated March 14, 2023

Each day our team members create an inspired legacy built upon caring, as we provide premier solar integration services. Attaining Benefit Corporation (B Corp) status in 2015 was a natural demonstration of how we care for our team, community, and planet.

March is B Corp Month

We proudly celebrate B Corp month in March, honoring companies around the world, like us, committed to making business a force for good for our world.

As a B Corp, we meet high standards in social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, verified by B Labs, a non-profit organization administrating the certification process. Simply, we put the good of our people and planet in the forefront of all our business decisions.

B Corp Standards?

Here are just a few examples.

For Our Planet

  • Power our headquarters with solar energy, which offsets 85-95% of our energy from solar power.
  • Became carbon neutral in our operation through the purchase of carbon offsets to stop deforestation in Tanzania.
  • Provide electric vehicle charging stations in our parking lot for our employees and the public.
  • Deliver clean energy to underserved and environmental justice communities through Illinois Solar For All and the StraightUp Solar Legacy Fund.
  • Take on responsibility to recycle damaged solar panels and equipment.

For Our People

  • Pay all our employees a living wage, offer an employer match for their 401(k) and paid life insurance.
  • Provide a monthly medical insurance stipend for our employees.
  • Offer parental bonding leave.
  • Offer a wellness program and stipend for Headspace meditation application.
  • Train our employees on topics related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
  • Partner with training agencies to provide solar installer internships for underserved communities.
  • Encourage our employees to volunteer in their communities by making paid volunteer hours available.
  • We have partnered with earthday 365 and ReLeaf Missouri on recent volunteer days.
  • Fund NABCEP certification courses as well as other professional development opportunities for our employees.

Collective Action

The B Corp movement is a collective action by businesses to address society’s most critical challenges. We join other companies around the world to advance a new model that moves from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to generation, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence.

Want to Become a Certified B Corp? 

That’s great! Find out how your business can follow the pathway to earn your B Corp status.

How Can You Support B Corps?

B Corps are closer than you think! When purchasing products, look for the B Corp logo on the back or on the website when placing an online order. To proactively discover Benefit Corporations near you, try out B Lab's handy search tool (Hint: Use your state or city name in your search to narrow down your results). We encourage you to support those companies who are a force for good.

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