Origin Climate

Carbon Offsetting Products and Renewable Energy Portfolios

San Francisco, California

United States

www.originclimate.com

About TerraPass

TerraPass’ projects help businesses and individuals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change by generating renewable energy and destroying greenhouse gases (GHGs). Since 2005 TerraPass’s projects have destroyed over 5 billion pounds of CO2e and helped put enough renewable electricity on the grid to power 75,000 homes for a year.

At TerraPass we believe that corporations can be a driving force in fighting climate change. We also believe that social and environmental stewardship is good for business in the long term. Being a B Corp allows us to lead by example and measure our success by metrics other than short term profits.

For Businesses: TerraPass provides better, smarter sustainable energy solutions for companies. TerraPass helps corporations and other institutions identify, assess, finance and implement projects across a full range of technologies, such as biogas, solar, wind, hydro and geothermal. TerraPass powers business with the best and smartest renewable energy available.

For Individuals: TerraPass helps individuals measure and reduce their carbon footprints with a comprehensive carbon footprint calculator and carbon offsets. All carbon offsets come from projects located in the U.S. and support local communities by creating jobs and reducing air pollution and groundwater contamination. Now that’s a breath of fresh air.

The Change We Seek®

TerraPass believes that everyone can take action to fight climate change. There is a better way to power the world. TerraPass is seeking to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints through projects that destroy greenhouse gases, generate renewable energy and benefit small communities throughout the U.S.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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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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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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Overall B Score
115
80

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: 

Community: >30% of significant suppliers create employment opportunities within low-income communities; Majority of company's ownership located locally; >20% of Board of Directors from underrepresented populations

Environment: >50% of greenhouse gas emissions off-set through carbon credit purchasing; Instituted office-wide recovery and recycling program for paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and composting; Provides worker incentives to use public transportation

Workers: Provides a living wage for all employees; Covers >80% coverage of health insurance premium for employees and their families