Certified B Corporation

We’re proud to be one of the 600+ global B Corps committed to environmental and social justice.

Certified B CorporationsTM (B CorpsTM) are companies that use their power to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Following rigorous assessment of our social, environmental and governance standards – including energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency – we became a B Corp in 2020 with a score of 110.8 – the highest scoring renewable energy company in the UK B Corp community at that time.

In 2021, we were also included on B Corp’s ‘Best For The World – Environment’ list, meaning we scored in the top 5% of all B Corps around the world in the environment category.

We are one of the UK’s first purpose driven businesses, founded 28 years ago to help people power the UK’s transition to clean energy, reduce carbon dioxide pollution and tackle dangerous climate change.

As well as creating value for shareholders like other businesses, we also prioritise the interests of those affected by our business operations, from the towns and villages who host our clean energy projects to the wildlife which frequents them. It is therefore particularly important for us as an ethical business to undergo rigorous external assessment of our performance on governance, workers’ rights, how we treat our customers and the wider community and, of course, the environment.

We have long been committed to purpose beyond profit and now, with the support of  5,000+ shareholders, we have embedded this commitment in our company articles.

 

AS A B CORPORATION AND ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE EMERGING NET ZERO ECONOMY, WE SUPPORT THE B CORP DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE WHICH STATES:

  • THAT WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE SEEK IN THE WORLD.

  • THAT ALL BUSINESS OUGHT TO BE CONDUCTED AS IF PEOPLE AND PLACE MATTER.

  • THAT, THROUGH THEIR PRODUCTS, PRACTICES, AND PROFITS, BUSINESSES SHOULD ASPIRE TO DO NO HARM, AND BENEFIT ALL.

  • TO DO SO REQUIRES THAT WE ACT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE DEPENDENT UPON ANOTHER AND THUS RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH OTHER AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.