Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. Certified B Corps are competing to be not just ‘The Best in the World’, but ‘The Best for the World’.

The “B” stands for “Benefit” Corporation and denotes that a business has committed itself to a defined set of non-traditional business practices that benefit employees, customers, and the broader community by creating a positive impact on society and the environment. B Corps differ from traditional corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation.

Certified B Corporation

In a traditional corporation, shareholders judge the company’s financial performance; with a B Corp, shareholders judge performance based on how a corporation’s goals benefit society and the environment. Transparency provisions require benefit corporations to publish annual benefit reports of their social and environmental performance using a comprehensive, credible, independent and transparent third-party standard. B Labs is the non-profit organization that awards B Corp certification to companies that complete a rigorous application process. To date, there are 1,300 B Corps in 120 industries across the globe with the common goal of redefining business success.

At ReVision Energy we have always prided ourselves on being a mission-driven company that makes a substantial effort to embody our values in every interaction with customers, with suppliers, with the community and of course also with each other. We regularly try to #BtheChange, and strive to tell all of our co-owner’s stories about how they are making a difference in their world.

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An example of the way ReVision Energy does business differently is the recent PPA for the Boys & Girls club of Manchester, NH which will save the nonprofit an estimated $850,000 in energy costs for no upfront cost, thanks to impact investors.

Being certified as a B Corporation is a validation of those efforts and joins us in a community of over 1,300 like-minded businesses worldwide who all agree that business is not just about profits, but can and should be a source for positive social and environmental change in the world.

Furthermore, our continual efforts to improve our standards have brought our certification score up over 30 points since our 2015 certification — more than doubling the average ranking for B Corps. These efforts also led to our 2019 recognition by B Labs as a “Best for the World” company in 3 different categories (Overall, Workers, and Changemakers). ReVision Energy is the only company in Maine to earn three of these prestigious honors, which puts our employee-owned company in the top 10% of all B Corps globally thanks to our worker-friendly policies, improvement during B Corp re-certification, and overall positive impact of our business model.

Learn more about what it means to be a B Corp and the other exceptional companies that have earned the certification.