3Degrees Group Inc.

Green Power & Community Solar Programs, RECs, Offsets, PPAs, Consulting

San Francisco, California

United States

www.3degreesinc.com

About 3Degrees Group Inc.

3Degrees connects people with renewable energy on a massive scale — providing renewable energy and carbon offset solutions to Fortune 500 companies, utilities, universities, green building firms and other organizations that are working to make their operations more sustainable.

As a certified B Corporation and eight-time winner of the EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year award, they're primed to deliver custom clean power solutions that will help your organization make an environmental impact.

Founded in 2007, 3Degrees is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices across the United States. Learn more at http://www.3degreesinc.com/

We became a B Corp because our firm is built upon the idea that businesses need to consider the impact of their products and services on their employees, suppliers, community and environment. In becoming a B Corp we demonstrate that social and environmental responsibility is not just a value we espouse, but one that we have integrated into our own corporate DNA.

The Change We Seek®

3Degrees seeks a world where it is universally more valuable to solve environmental problems than to create them.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
101
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Matches 100 % of the firm's electricity usage with Renewable Energy Certificates; Buys carbon offsets for emissions from employees’ car and air travel; Helps subsidize public transit commute costs for employees

Employees: Provides socially and environmentally focused 401(k) investment opportunities to eligible employees; >75% of employees own stock options; Covers >80% health insurance premiums; Offers flex-time schedules and telecommuting

Community: Gives preference to local, sustainable, and fair-trade suppliers

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