Southern Energy Management

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

November 2009

Industry

Solar panel installation

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Southern Energy Management is the Southeast's rooftop solar and building performance expert. They're a team of over 60 building scientists, solar professionals, and entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the way the world makes and uses energy. They’re passionate about continuously innovating and leading the energy market while maintaining their core values. Based out of North Carolina, they offer energy efficiency, green building, and turn-key solar services for homeowners, builders, and developers across the country. With over 17 years of experience, they have the expertise and proven process to provide a seamless project and positive customer experience. SEM's team has installed over 15 megawatts of solar power, helped verify more than 19,000 ENERGY STAR and green-certified homes, and helped to offset millions of pounds of carbon emissions. They’re firm believers that businesses have the power to change the world for the better, and they’re committed to working toward that goal each and every day. They believe what you do is important, and they also believe how you do it matters just as much.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Southern Energy Management earned an overall score of 97.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
97.4
97.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.1

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 & Engagement1.2
Ethics & Transparency2.4
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 25.4

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 Security9.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.9
Career Development4.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.5

Community 13.9

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, & Inclusion3.0
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving3.5
Supply Chain Management1.1

Environment 48.6

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 Management6.7
Air & Climate5.0
Water1.0
Land & Life3.8
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy18.8
+ Resource Conservation13.1

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 3.2

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 Stewardship3.2
+ Impact Improvement0
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score97.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score91.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score109.5
2013 Overall B Impact Score108.9
2009 Overall B Impact Score106.6

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2013
Best For The World: Environment2012
Best For The World: Overall2012

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