Viridian Energy Co-operative

Certified B Corporation

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

August 2020


Solar panel installation


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In


They design and install renewable energy systems using solar panels, for homes and businesses on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and beyond. Their vision is to contribute to a world where clean renewable energy is the established method for powering energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, healthy and resilient communities. Viridian Energy Co-operative provides residential and commercial solar energy systems for clients in cities, rural & remote locations. They will find equipment specific for your needs and sustainability goals and install it safely to code. Their services include: - Grid-tie / grid-tie with battery / off-grid - Roof mount and/or ground mount solar - Residential home electric vehicle chargers An off-grid solar system is great for remote areas. From design & installation of your system to solar inverters & generators, they've got you covered. Quality: They strive for perfection to ensure your investment will last the lifetime of the system. Experience: Viridian has installed over 1MW of solar (4000+ solar panels) since 2012 and their members collectively have over 60 years of combined experience. It's time to join the clean power revolution. Renewable Power Now!

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Viridian Energy Co-operative earned an overall score of 84.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.8

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 & Transparency1.1
+ 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 24.7

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 Security14.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.6
Career Development0.7
Engagement & Satisfaction1.5

Community 14.6

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, & Inclusion2.2
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Supply Chain Management2.3

Environment 32.5

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 Management1.7
Air & Climate2.8
Land & Life2.5
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy22.3

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 2.6

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 Stewardship2.0

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score84.4

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