Santa Fe, New Mexico; 9/4/19 – Positive Energy Solar, a Certified B Corp, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their environmental performance and sustainable business practices. Ranking in the top 10% of all B Corps for their environmental responsibility, Positive Energy Solar earned this honor because of initiatives such as choosing products that are manufactured with environmentally friendly operation and/or net-zero carbon emissions, creating a company culture of reducing waste (through water and energy conservation and recycling), and providing support to otherorganizations focused around environmental protection.
"We're proud to be showing New Mexico and the rest of the world that businesses can be successful and create positive change in the world without focusing solely on profit,” said Christopher Fortson, Marketing Manager and an employee owner of Positive Energy Solar. “We’re part of a movement, a paradigm shift, that is redefining what a supplier-consumer relationship is about and, ultimately, what the purpose of a business should be.”
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Positive Energy Solar. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like Positive Energy Solar are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”
1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://www.bcorporation.net/.