ReVision Energy has earned B Corporation Certification, an official acknowledgement of the company’s commitment to creating positive social change, as well as its commitment to transparency and accountability to its broad community of stakeholders.

“This certification is immensely important to us because it is further validation of our belief that business success can result from prioritizing the wellbeing of people and the planet over the traditional business focus of generating profits,” said Phil Coupe, co-founder and managing partner of ReVision Energy.

The “B” stands for “Benefit” Corporation and denotes that a business has committed itself to a defined set of non-traditional business practices that benefit employees, customers and the broader community by creating a positive impact on society and the environment. B Corps differ from traditional corporations in purpose, accountability and transparency, but not in taxation.

B Labs is the nonprofit organization that awards B Corp certification to companies that complete the rigorous application process. To date there are 1,300 B Corps in 120 industries across the globe with the common goal of redefining business success, and ReVision has become one of only three B Corps businesses in Maine.

“Over the years we have tried to model what we saw as the best practices of great companies like Tom’s of Maine, Ben & Jerry’s, Timberland and Stonyfield Farm—these were the real world forerunners of what is gradually becoming a B Corporation global movement,” noted Coupe, who once worked for Tom’s of Maine founder Tom Chappell. “Those socially responsible companies proved to the rest of the business world that it’s actually true that you can do well financially by doing good things for society.”

ReVision Energy has designed and installed more than 4,500 solar energy systems in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts since the company was founded by managing partner Bill Behrens in Liberty in 2003. The company has 100 employees in four locations (Liberty and Portland; and Concord and Exeter, N.H.).