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Solar contractor cements commitment to environment with Certified Benefit Corporation Status
Submitted by: A&R Solar
Posted: Nov 26, 2012 – 02:00 PM EST
SEATTLE, Nov. 26 /CSRwire/ - A&R Solar is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It’s like a LEED certification, but for a business, not just a building (or Fair Trade certification, but for a business, not just a bag of coffee).
“We’re very excited to be involved in a community a fellow businesses that are walking the walk of sustainability,” said A&R Solar co-founder and CEO, Reeves Clippard. “It’s important for companies, especially in the clean tech industry, to hold themselves to higher standards. The B Corp Certification is a real step in the right direction.”
About A&R Solar
The Company is a team of smart, environmentally conscious specialists who design and install solar energy systems for homeowners, businesses, and government agencies. The company was founded in 2007 as an employee owned venture in Seattle, Washington. As one of the first contractors dedicated to solar installations in Washington State, A&R Solar empowers its customers by helping them take their energy futures into their own hands while minimizing their carbon footprints.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of May 2012, there are over 530 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.
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