Energy for the People

Clean energy and energy efficiency products, and consulting services

Castlemaine, Victoria

Australia

www.energyforthepeople.com.au

About Energy for the People

Energy for the People (EFTP) provides independent energy services, focused on designing and delivering integrated clean energy solutions, such as solar power, energy efficiency, energy storage and smart energy management, including micro-grid and off-grid precincts.

The company incorporates capabilities across the whole project life-cycle, from feasibility and business model design, through to implementation - including energy modelling, financial modelling, system design, project management, procurement and commercial negotiations.

EFTP’s preferred business model is to deliver collective impact, through partnerships and scalable energy solutions, which align with environmental and social goals. For example, a solution may entail leveraging the difference between the cost of finance, and the fiscal value of energy infrastructure, to create ongoing financial support for initiatives, which deliver social justice and equity outcomes.

We decided to become a B Corp in order to formally embed our business philosophies within our business practices. We see B Lab, and the B Corp movement, as a progressive force, preparing the ground for a fundamental shift in the way we do business in the 21st century. We view commerce with social intelligence as a key part of the solution to the environmental and social problems currently in place around the world, and we wanted Energy for the People to be a publicly active part of that solution.

The Change We Seek®

Energy for the People’s is seeking to rapidly transform Australia’s energy market, turning energy customers into energy citizens, who are engaged, and educated, about their energy choices. We seek to turn everyday people into proactive agents of change, accelerating the uptake of clean energy, while delivering on broader community goals such as social justice and equality.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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