Green Mountain Power

Electric Utility

Colchester, Vermont

United States

www.greenmountainpower.com

About Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power is committed to their community and the environment, as they transform into Vermont’s Energy Company of the Future to provide their customers with energy efficient products and services to help them save money by using less energy.

GMP is at the forefront of a new energy system for Vermont that can improve lives, reduce costs, and be produced in a more environmentally and economically sustainable way. They are leading the transition from the traditional grid of the past, to one that is more resilient and reliable, and that uses a series of microgrids through renewable and clean energy generation and innovative energy storage solutions. This work will empower their customers like never before and increase their comfort in all Vermont seasons while fostering healthier, stronger communities.

GMP is also leading through innovative partnerships with customers to offer integrated products and services like E-homes, a total home energy offering, that is already helping Vermonters save money. Their program includes weatherizing homes and using smart products like heat pumps to become more energy efficient by reducing fossil fuel use.

We became a B Corp to demonstrate our deep commitment to creating positive change in the community and the environment through our work to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. We embrace the mission to “do good” in all things we do, put customers first, and seek to make Vermont and the world a healthier place to live. We are very honored to be the first utility to receive the distinguished B Corp certification.

The Change We Seek®

GMP is partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. Energy can spur socio-economic change for residents, helping people save money and move toward more renewable sources. And clean energy can make stronger, healthier communities with a more resilient and reliable system. In a small state like Vermont where our commitment to the land and to each other is battle-tested and true, change for the better is always possible. As Vermont’s largest utility company, it is our duty and our pledge to lead an energy transformation that can be a model for the nation and the world. This transformation requires a commitment to our talented employees, customers and Vermont to exceed expectations as we move to a new model of doing business that offers holistic, clean energy solutions and creates a new energy future for the state and people we love so much.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2014
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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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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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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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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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
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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: 

Workers: Pays all employees >25% above the living wage; Covers >80% of premiums for employees and their families

Community: >25% of management are women and individuals from underrepresented populations; Offers workers paid time off and incentives for volunteerism

Environment: >20% of facilities are LEED certified; >75% of company's printed materials used recyled paper contest, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks

Green Mountain Power's Full Impact Assessment - 2014
Green Mountain Power's Disclosure Questionnaire