Energy Efficient Solutions Group (EES Group), a renewable and sustainability solutions company specialising on Solar PV and LED Lighting, has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. EES Group has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.
EES Group is now part of a community of 7,000 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 1,500 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
Recent attention on the renewable energy industry makes EES Group’s B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector.
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome EES
Group to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that EES Group are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.
“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming EES Group is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the UK Solar industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support EES Group in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.
“Being able to welcome EES Group to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”.
Paul Daly, CEO of EES Group, says, “We are delighted to have achieved B Corp certification. Affirming our continued commitment to a higher standard of social and environmental responsibility and demonstrating our dedication to using business as a force for good and aligning with our core values of sustainability, transparency, and ethical practices. I believe this certification will not only enhance our reputation as a socially conscious company, but also attract like-minded customers, partners, and employees who share our vision for a better world”.
“Here at EES Group we encourage all employees to actively participate in the certification process, as it will not only benefit our company, but also contribute to the larger movement of creating a more sustainable and equitable global economy”.