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Leading Solar Installer is First Company in St. Louis Area to Achieve this Status
St. Louis (January 24, 2014) –
Microgrid Solar, headquartered in St. Louis, announced today that it has received certification as a B Corporation. 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.
Commented Rick Hunter, Microgrid Solar’s Founder and CEO, “For Microgrid, B Corp Certification was a solution to an important need; the need for third party verification and a vetted organizing framework to help guide the work we have been doing towards building our company around a triple bottom line approach to doing business. It’s not enough to say you are a different kind of company; you need a way to measure and verify the things that prove that out.” In order to be recognized as a Certified B Corporation, Microgrid had to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, as well as measures around governance and transparency, and modifications to the operating agreement of the company. The certification received by Microgrid is to be distinguished from formal incorporation as a B Corporation, which would require enabling legislation to be passed in Missouri. Twenty states have passed such legislation.
“Microgrid is a clean energy company, but we are as passionate about what we are building as a company as we are about the work we do. We believe that the goals and activities of businesses are shifting towards a better balancing of profit motives with motives to improve the lives of people and operate in an environmentally responsible manner. The potential impact of B Corps is tremendous, and we are excited to be a part of this major socioeconomic shift,” said Hunter.
Microgrid is now featured on bcorporation.net, the website for B Corporation certification, alongside Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy, and other companies that have made the same commitment.
About Microgrid Solar
Microgrid Solar is a solar PV developer and EPC contractor, based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for commercial, government, and residential clients. Microgrid has installed over 400 solar projects
across the Midwest. More information at microgridsolar.com.
More information at microgrid-solar.com.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice
through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of September 2013, there are more than 800 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 28 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion