SolarNow recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact
September 4, 2019
SolarNow, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their company’s positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and their corporate governance. SolarNow ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all of these impact areas, earning them a well-deserved spot on the Best For The World: Overall list. Whether it’s quality of product, processes or service to clients, SolarNow has set the bar for responsible and successful businesses around the world.
“We pride ourselves on putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. We aim to serve every client’s energy needs for their whole life.” – SolarNow
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like SolarNow. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like SolarNow are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”
1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and
Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/
SolarNow started doing business in Uganda in 2011 with a skeletal staff of 10 full time employees and five dealers who sold solar home systems on a commission basis. To date, SolarNow has over 900 full time employees in Uganda and Kenya with 70 branches.
During the eight years that SolarNow has been in operation, the company has installed 37,626 solar systems to households, small businesses, schools and hospitals. This has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by around 420 cO2 tons.
SolarNow’s achievements to-date are partly attributed to the commitment that the company’s investors, management and employees attach to the impact that SolarNow makes in the communities that it serves. For more information visit www.solarnow.eu
About B Lab: B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/
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