Joule, LLC

Solar Installation & LED Lighting Installation

New Orleans, Louisiana

United States

www.joule-energy.com

About Joule

Joule, a Louisiana owned and operated company, was founded on the principle that investing in renewable energy can be as beneficial to the bottom line as it is to the environment. Since 2009, Joule has installed over 5.5 megawatts of solar electric systems across the Southeast. Joule's purpose is to create positive social and environmental change by advancing energy usage through solar and LED solutions.

We became a B Corporation to promote the fact that businesses can be powerful drivers of positive change in society.

The Change We Seek®

Joule is a purpose-driven company that values people, the environment and profit. We believe that success cannot be measured merely by bottom line growth, but that the happiness of an organization’s people and customers, as well as its environmental impact, are equally important metrics of success. Joule helps people and businesses increase the value of their homes and buildings, dramatically lower their utility bills and positively impact the environment by installing high quality solar energy systems. We are proud to know that our work encourages environmental awareness, furthers development in renewable energy and helps to bring us collectively one step closer to energy independence.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2010
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).

N/A
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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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
81
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: 

Accountability: Employee training includes instruction on social/environmental mission; Shares financial information with all employees

Employees: All employees paid a living wage

Environment: Produces >75% of the energy they consume; 100%  of energy use is from renewable sources; Company wide recovery and recycling program

Community: Will match up to $250 of donations by individual employees; established a charitable partnership program allowing customers to select a charity for Joule to support

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