Encore Renewable Energy has become a Certified B Corp., joining more than 1,700 leading businesses in 50 countries that have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
“The B Corp certification is a measure of a company’s positive impact on the environment, its employees, and the communities in which it operates,” said Encore CFO Blake Sturcke. “We are proud to be included in a group of world-class peers focused on doing business better.”
The purpose of B Corp certification, according to the nonprofit organization B Lab, is to “use business as a force for good.” Certified B Corporations meet high social and environmental standards, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.
The evaluation process for Encore resulted in an overall score of 99 points, compared to the standard 80 points needed for certification.
“For nearly 10 years, our mission has been to foster sustainable community growth and advance clean energy through redevelopment projects, particularly on environmentally challenged and underutilized properties,” said Chad Farrell, Encore’s founder and President. “Part of what makes achieving this certification so meaningful is to be in the company of so many great companies that share these values.”
Encore is a Burlington, Vermont-based clean energy development company focusing on commercial, industrial and community-scale solar PV systems and 21st century solutions for underutilized property. Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment, it specializes in the design, development, financing, permitting, and construction of renewable energy projects.
— Solar Builder magazine