PV Squared

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

April 2014

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

PV Squared is a fully licensed, trained, and accredited solar energy design and installation company based in Greenfield, Massachusetts and serving clients throughout the region. We are organized as a worker-owned cooperative.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, PV Squared earned an overall score of 119.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
119
119 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.1

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 & Engagement1.0
Ethics & Transparency2.5
+ Mission Locked7.5

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.


Workers 54.2

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 Security13.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.4
Career Development3.6
Engagement & Satisfaction4.5
+ Worker Owned24.2

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.


Community 16.9

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, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact6.4
Civic Engagement & Giving2.3
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 34.9

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 Management1.2
Air & Climate2.1
Water0.5
Land & Life4.3
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy26.1

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 1.7

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 Stewardship1.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score119
2016 Overall B Impact Score141.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score121

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Workers2019
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Workers2017
Best For The World: Workers2016
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Workers2015

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