Renewable Choice Energy Honored as a ‘Best for the Environment’ B Corp

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Progressive firm recognized for creating most overall positive environmental impact

“With so many companies marketing themselves as ‘green,’ it’s important to honor those walking the talk,”
- Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab

Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) was named a “Best for the Environment” B Corp this week for creating the most overall positive environmental impact among B Corps. 63 companies across 30 industries and 11 countries were recognized by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the ‘B Corp Best for the Environment List,’ a second installment in the nonprofit’s ‘B Corp Best for the World’ series. Renewable Choice was recognized among the top 10% of all B Corps along with Method Products, New Belgium Brewing Company, Patagonia, and Seventh Generation.

Renewable Choice is a leading North American provider of green power, carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services. The firm works with organizations of all sizes to understand and reduce environmental impact. Recognized as a trusted partner to numerous major brands, including Facebook, Gap Inc., Staples, and more, Renewable Choice was the recipient of the prestigious Green Power Supplier of the Year award in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been a certified B Corp since 2011.

“It is a great honor for us to receive this designation as a B Corp,” said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice. “It is our mission to change the energy paradigm in this country, and being recognized as ‘Best for the Environment’ validates the work that we do on a daily basis to move the needle on climate change and environmental impact reduction.”

The ‘B Corp Best for the Environment List’ honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations for their positive environmental impact, as measured by the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment used by more than 8,000 businesses to measure their impact on their workers, community, and the environment. This analysis includes metrics regarding their environmentally preferable products, services, and practices, such as their materials, waste, water, and energy inputs/outputs and the environmental impact of their offices, plants, land, suppliers, and transportation.

“With so many companies marketing themselves as ‘green,’ it’s important to honor those walking the talk,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations and governs the B Impact Assessment. “Renewable Choice has proven they’re the best of the best by meeting rigorous, comprehensive third party standards consumers can trust.”

Each honored company is a Certified B Corporation, a new type of company that uses the power of business for good and meets rigorous standards of overall social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are nearly 750 Certified B Corporations across 60 industries and 25 countries, united by the common goal to redefine success in business.

About Renewable Choice Energy
Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy is a leading provider of products and services that help companies understand and reduce their environmental impact. We provide green power, carbon offsets, and sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services to more than 50 Fortune 500 Companies, educational institutions, municipalities, resorts, small businesses, and residential customers. Renewable Choice has also supplied green power to more than 4,000 LEED® certified building projects worldwide.

Since 2001, Renewable Choice and its clients have received numerous awards from the EPA and DOE for supporting and expanding the renewable energy market—including the EPA’s prestigious Green Power Supplier of the Year in 2012—and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA TODAY, and more.

Renewable Choice is a certified B-Corporation, is certified Zero Waste, and is recognized as a Boulder Bike-Friendly Business. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.

About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through several interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) promoting benefit corporation legislation to create a new corporate form that meets higher standards of purpose, accountability and transparency; 3) driving capital to high impact investments through use of B Lab’s GIIRS Ratings & Analytics platform; and 4) helping all companies measure what matters through use of the B Impact Assessment, B Lab's free educational tool for measuring and improving a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Learn more at bcorporation.net, benefitcorp.net, and giirs.org.

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