06 Apr In-depth evaluation checks good practice, Solarus recertifies as B Corporation
VENLO – April 6, 2017 – Solarus has successfully conducted the in-depth evaluation of B Corp and recertified as a B Corporation for another two years. Herewith the company reconfirms their commitment to create benefits for all stakeholders: workers, suppliers, customers, community and the environment. The company is dedicated to do good by being good. This means Solarus not only delivers sustainable energy solutions, the company also believes it is their responsibility to use the power of business to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business.
Feeling good about it
Mr. Leen Zevenbergen, CEO of Solarus: “Only 10% of the companies that are in a recertification process is being selected for in-depth assessment, so I am very happy and excited about the positive results of the evaluation of Solarus. Solarus is a company with two great dreams. First, solving energy poverty in the world in a sustainable way; one of the ambitions of the UN. And second, bringing the most successful renewable energy solution to markets all over the world and contribute to local developments. We work hard to deliver on the standards required – all while delivering an innovative, hybrid solar solution both consumers and industry can feel good about. One of the actions we have taken to meet the requirements of B Corp is an amendment in the articles of association where we explicitly state our full commitment to the V Corp principles. The assessment showed us that we are well on track. It also indicates areas were we still can improve. And we will in the coming two years.”
Creating extra value
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee. B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,070 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together towards 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all. “In addition to this, Solarus aims to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspires to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems”, adds mr. Zevenbergen.
Company background and mission
Solarus is a private company founded in 2006 and it develops, produces and sells hybrid solar PowerCollectors with a peak efficiency up to 70%. The company is headquartered in Venlo (The Netherlands) and has an R&D centre in Gävle (Sweden). Solarus works worldwide with local distributors and installers and is now mainly active in Europe, (South) Africa, India and Turkey. The company’s vision is ‘Sunpower for the people’. The mission of Solarus is to fight energy poverty and decrease the emission of CO2 and pollutants that come from burning fossil fuels. By being good Solarus is doing good, which is a reason for Solarus to be a certified BCorp.
Geerd Schlangen, director Communications
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