WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethical Electric, a renewable energy company providing 100 percent clean electricity to retail power customers across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest, today announced it has been honored as "Best for Workers" and "Best for the Environment" for creating the most positive overall community impact among Certified B Corporations after an independent assessment by nonprofit B Lab for the first-annual "Best for the World" B Impact Assessment.
The 2016 Best for the World Honorees represent the top ten percent scores of more than 1,800 Certified B Corps in the B Lab Impact Assessment, spanning over 120 industries and 42 countries, and displaying a wide range of excellence throughout the community. Ethical Electric has also been awarded the highest level of B Corp certification with a company score 50 percent higher than the required score for B Corp certified companies.
"Ethical Electric's mission since day one has been to make clean energy available for everybody – striving toward this goal has educated consumers about climate change, funded environmental projects, and expanded renewable energy," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of Ethical Electric. "The Best of the World recognition is proof companies can help create a world with less pollution, while driving positive impacts on social impacts through charitable giving."
The company recently passed $1 million in total donations to environmental and social impact organizations after steadily increasing donations to charitable groups and partner organizations since inception in 2013, and nearly doubled total donations since early 2015
The Best for Environment portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluated Ethical Electric's environmental performance through its facilities materials, emissions, and resource and energy use. B Lab considered how the company's products and services are designed to solve an environmental issue including aiding in the provision of renewable energy, conserving resources, reducing waste, preventing toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, and educating to solve environmental problems.
The Best for Workers portion of the B Impact Assessment assessed Ethical Electric's relationship with its workforce. It measured how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category focuses on overall work environment within the company through management-worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.
"The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration," said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company publishing the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley.
Selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.
Ethical Electric has grown quickly since it launched in 2012 through several rounds of private investment and is now the fourth-largest direct-to-consumer renewable retail energy provider in the United States, expanding to eight states and the District of Columbia through campaign-based micro-targeting.
About Ethical Electric
Ethical Electric's mission since day one has been to make clean energy accessible for everybody. Ethical Electric supplies only 100% clean renewable energy and sources from wind and solar farms as close to the customer as possible, bringing cleaner air closer to home. Ethical Electric currently sources energy from 50+ wind and solar farms and is working to expand on that every day. The company is a founding Leadership member of the Coalition for Community Solar Access, recently passed $1 million in total corporate donations to environmental and social impact organizations, and has been awarded the highest level of B Corp certification with a company score 50 percent higher than the required score for B Corp certified companies. Ethical Electric is a member of the American Sustainable Business Council, the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America's Green Business Network. For more information or to become a customer, visit www.ethicalelectric.com.
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