Employee-owned solar installer ReVision Energy in Brentwood has re-certified as a B Corp, beating its 2015 score by 30 points and putting the company among the highest class of socially responsible businesses in the nation, according to a statement.
“Our business’s DNA has always been about the mission–driving away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy solutions,” says company co-founder Phil Coupe. “B Labs measures that mission with rigorous, third party accountability and proves to our stakeholders that we are walking the talk. We’ve been grateful over our years of doing business, that our customers are attracted not just to the quality of products and services that we offer, but also to the way in which we do business, which is to create the maximum positive social and environmental impact.”
ReVision’s improvements over their 2015 score were mainly in the area of Governance and Worker Impact, with strong marks achieved for its transition to being 100 percent employee-owned through an ESOP trust. ReVision also recently added a first-of-its-kind in-house technical training center, addressing gaps in the existing technical education system.
B Corps are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. There are over 2,500 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries and 60 countries worldwide. B Corp standards require companies to recertify every three years.