Jun 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2018 — CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, has been recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business, based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. CleanChoice Energy is honored in the Best For The World Overall list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as a B Corporation, companies like CleanChoice Energy must complete the full assessment, score above the performance requirement, and have their answers verified by B Lab.
“We’re incredibly proud to be among the companies ranked as the Best for the World,” said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “At the end of the day, companies—and the men and women who run them—have enormous power in shaping the world we all live in. We’re proud of the role CleanChoice Energy is playing to help make the world a safer, healthier place.”
“Being named a Best for the World company shows that as companies grow and scale they can increase the positive and social impact they make,” said Richard Graves, CleanChoice Energy’s Chief Impact Officer and Co-founder. “This is the culmination of five years of CleanChoice Energy impact initiatives.”
The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations set a gold standard for companies using business as a force for good. CleanChoice Energy won in the Overall category as well as in the categories for Governance and the Environment.
The 226 Best For The World Overall honoree companies come from 92 different industries and 30 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing top-performing B Corporations as Best For Environment, Best For Customers, Best For Governance, Best For Community and Best For Workers, which can be found at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.
“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like CleanChoice Energy, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “Best For The World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at, and invest in, companies will need to not just be the best in the world but the best for the world. Not just to be nice—but to be the most successful.
CleanChoice Energy offers only 100 percent renewable energy products to American homes and businesses. CleanChoice customers have avoided more than 3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions—the equivalent of not burning more than 1.6 billion pounds of coal, and provided over $1.5 million in funding to leading nonprofits and social impact organizations. Receiving the Best for the World Overall Award is a first for CleanChoice Energy, although the company has previously received Best for the World Awards in individual categories for the last four years running, including Environment, Workers, and Governance.
About CleanChoice Energy
CleanChoice Energy is a leading renewable energy company empowering residential and commercial customers to reduce emissions and support clean energy through 100 percent renewable electricity. CleanChoice Energy’s mission is to make clean energy accessible for everybody. CleanChoice Energy supplies only clean renewable energy to customers, operating in nine states and the District of Columbia, bringing cleaner air closer to home. The company is a founding member of the Coalition for Community Solar Access, was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, and has been awarded the highest level of B Corp certification. For more information or to become a customer, visit: www.CleanChoiceEnergy.com.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.
B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform. For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.
B the Change is a Medium publication, produced by B Lab in collaboration with the community of Certified B Corps and the movement of people using business as a force for good. B the Change exists to inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world. Because we believe that storytelling is an essential element in the transformation of business and society, we commit ourselves to telling the most compelling stories possible to the largest audiences possible to propel the movement of business toward its destiny as a powerful force for good. We want to dramatically broaden and deepen engagement with entrepreneurs, managers, employees, investors and citizens in one of the most important discussions of our time. Read all B the Change stories at http://www.bthechange.com.