Co-op Power / Northeast Biodiesel

Biodiesel Manufacturing/Retail, Energy Efficiency, Solar

Florence, Massachusetts

United States

About Co-op Power

Co-op Power is a multi-racial, multi-class movement for a just and sustainable future. They're a consumer-owned cooperative, organized as a network of local Community Energy Cooperatives in southern New England. With hundreds of members and thousands of supporters, they pool their buying power, local capital, and volunteer expertise to build locally-owned green businesses and green jobs. Their staff does energy assessments, air sealing, and dense-pack cellulose insulation. They work with a network of solar installers and can help you get a great installation. Co-op power also works with communities to run an energy efficiency and solar mobilization programs that brings great benefits to their communities. They have an awesome community shared solar project development team that can help you build and own a large solar array for your city/town, households, and organizations to share. They specialize in making these energy products and services, jobs, and local ownership shares available to people with limited resources in order to create a more just and democratic energy future for the region.

As a decentralized network of local Co-op Power groups, they gather together their capital and buying power to build community ownership of good green jobs and clean energy. So far, they’ve raised $300,000 in member equity and tons of volunteer time to support the development of five solar installation businesses, a multi-family/commercial energy services company, residential energy efficiency crews, and they’re working now to build a recycled veggie oil biodiesel plant

We became a B Corp because we believe companies need to be accountable to consumers and investors. B Corp is a great way to measure what counts!

The Change We Seek®

Co-op Power lives its social and environmental mission; everything they do works for justice and sustainability. For example, they do not choose to work on sustainability projects that don't address the related issues of justice. Co-op Power is creative about matching up volunteers and donations with projects that aren't self-funding at the start so that they can be making a difference with everything they do.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2010

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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: > Over 50% of office supplies come from recycled or sustainable materials. > The office uses non-toxic cleaning and kitchen supplies, and soy based inks.

Community: 40-60% of Significant Suppliers are local, independent companies.

Consumers: 100% of revenue comes from products and services that promote economic equality for individuals, promote economic equality for communities, helps preserve the environment, improve health, promotes the advancement of knowledge, and increases flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.


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