Renewable Choice Energy

Long-term Renewable Purchasing Strategy, Green Power (RECs), Carbon Offsets

Boulder, Colorado

United States

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About Renewable Choice Energy

Renewable Choice Energy is a pioneering global supplier of products and services that advance clean energy development and the adoption of carbon reduction technologies, providing customized solutions to commercial, industrial, and institutional buyers. Recognized as a leading partner to more than 160 Fortune 500 companies and a generous cross-section of the Global 500, the firm’s portfolio also includes scores of educational institutions, municipalities, green buildings, and small-to-medium enterprises.

Renewable Choice was the recipient of prestigious Green Power Leadership Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, 2012, 2014, and 2015, and is proud to be a certified B Corporation.

We became a B Corp because we are committed to walking our talk as an organization. As industry leaders, we believe it is important for us to adopt best practices in sustainability and social responsibility. Seeking certification as a B Corp was the next, right step for us in our mission to make it ever easier for all organizations to embrace clean, renewable energy.

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The Change We Seek®

Renewable Choice was founded on the vision that consumer choice could drive significant growth in the renewable energy market and create a more sustainable, just society. This vision began in 2001 and has continued throughout the past 15 years of rapid acceleration and adoption of renewable technologies.

Since its founding, Renewable Choice has grown to be one of the largest providers of voluntary green energy in North America, helping more than 1 gigawatt of new wind and solar join the U.S. grid.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2011
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: 

Governance: Board of Directors reviews company's social and environmental performance at least annually; Works within industry to develop social and environmental standards; 100% of workers and management own stock/stock equivalents/stock options in company

Workers: 25% employees participate in external professional development opportunities; >80% employees are 'Satisfied' or 'Engaged' according to employee satisfaction assessment; Offers part-time and flex-time work schedules, and telecommuting 

Community: Evaluates suppliers based on specific environmental criteria; 95% of materials/products purchased from suppliers have third-party social or environmental certifications; Donates >1% of profits to charity

Environment: Formally engages with suppliers, business partners, and customers to reduce environmental impact of their activities; 100% of energy used is from renewable sources; Monitor and record energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions