11 Dec Solarus Sunpower now certified as B Corporation
SOLARUS Sunpower now certified as B Corporation
STOCKHOLM/AMSTERDAM (December, 10th, 2014) – Solarus (www.solarus.com ) the Swedish/Dutch developer and producer of the multifunctional energy system that captures more than 70% of incoming solar energy, is now certified as a B Corporation (www.bcorporation.net). Solarus joins the fast growing international community of Benefit Corporations with now 1,165 companies in 37 countries who made it their mission to be the best for the world. With its game changing hybrid (electricity and heat) solar energy system, Solarus will contribute to sustainable and social development of many urban and rural communities over the world. With production facilities in Sweden and The Netherlands it is now preparing for international roll out through partners and local production plants. The B Corp community is the perfect network of companies to accelerate and improve to accelerate their ‘be good to the world’ contributions.
Mr. Leen Zevenbergen, ceo of Solarus, says: “I am very happy and excited with the news that Solarus Sunpower has now successfully concluded its B Corp assessment. We will gain from all the knowledge, experience and contacts from all the fellow B Corp companies. And being a B Corp certified company puts our Solarus better in the spotlight for people that are looking for solid and sustainable energy supply systems. Solarus is a company with two great dreams. First, solving energy poverty in the world in a sustainable way; one of the great ambitions of the UN. And second, bringing the most successful renewable energy solution to markets all over the world and contribute to local developments.”
“Solarus has developed, over the past 7 years, a system that is very well patented, is making use of proven technologies, and brings about 4 times as much energy to the user than any current existing solar panel. The capability of creating hybrid output: heat and electricity, makes the Solarus system the worlds best performing technology in terms of energy/CO2 output ratio. The applications for using the electricity and heat in a smart way are numerous. And with our mission to spread production facilities all over the world we have included social development in our operations. We are now ready to ramp up production facilities and international operations and we are actively looking for license partners, distributors and new investors. ”
Creating value for society
The members of the worldwide B Corp community are working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. The vision of B Corp is: business, the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution. Almost 1,200 businesses have already joined the community, encouraging all companies to compete not just to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. As a result of B Corps’ collective success, individuals and communities will enjoy greater economic opportunity, society will address its most challenging environmental problems, and more people will find fulfillment by bringing their whole selves to work. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. All companies can start with an online self assessment on the B Corp website to see if they are ready to meet the qualifying standards.
Director of communications Solarus
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