Northeast Solar Design Associates

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

May 2017

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Rooted in Western Massachusetts, Northeast Solar grew to share sustainable solar power with residents, businesses and farmers throughout the Pioneer Valley. Since opening in 2009, NES has installed everything from small 4kW residential systems to multi-megawatt systems large enough to power farms and businesses. As citizens of a global community, Northeast Solar feels a calling to do their part in reshaping the way electricity is generated and consumed. Every Northeast Solar system is designed to exceed customer expectations and is installed by locals who share a clean energy vision for the future. Northeast Solar wants to change the way we create and consume electricity. They do more than just install solar, they educate the public on sustainability and how to use energy more efficiently. By combining education with customized solar arrays, Northeast Solar is improving the grid, reducing environmental impact and creating a community focused consciousness that will lead to the long-term global change.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Northeast Solar Design Associates earned an overall score of 90.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.9
90.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.9

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.8
Ethics & Transparency2.1
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 18.9

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security9.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.0
Career Development1.6
Engagement & Satisfaction2.9

Community 20.2

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion1.4
Economic Impact3.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.6
Supply Chain Management1.3
+ Local Economic Development9.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 36.8

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management3.7
Air & Climate4.9
Water0.5
Land & Life2.9
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy23.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 1.8

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score90.9
2017 Overall B Impact Score105.8

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2018

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