SunBug Solar Becomes a Certified B Corporation

SunBug Solar is proud to announce that we are now a Certified B Corporation. In so doing, SunBug joins the global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

Andrea Mitter-Burke, Director of Operations and Co-Owner at SunBug, is passionate about the mission and ramifications of becoming a B Corp. “I appreciate the holistic approach that is required to become a B Corp. The process helped us re-examine all realms of our business, from the work environment to civic engagement to environmental impact. We had to evaluate our habits, our goals, our inspirations – both the good and the bad – and realign and shape them. That’s a good thing for any organization to do regularly, but the B Corp process provided a structure for us to do it thoroughly and thoughtfully.”

Mike Ozog, a System Designer and Co-Owner at SunBug, was part of the team that worked through the demanding B Corp Certification process. “To get certified as a B Corp, you must exceed stringent social and environmental standards. As a solar integrator, the core work we do everyday has a very direct and positive impact on the environment. We take it a step further through various initiatives; we set high standards regarding employee satisfaction and community involvement. We have over 15 employee co-owners, which we intend to continue increasing. We implemented policies to encourage employees to volunteer in our community and direct what charities SunBug donates to annually. Those are just a few of the many positive practices that helped us to get certified. With this framework in place, our goal now is to increase our impact every year.”

Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It’s like Fair Trade certification but for the whole business, not just a bag of coffee (or USDA Organic certification, but not just for a carton of milk; or LEED certification, but not just for a building). The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, customers and the environment).     

Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).       

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SunBug Solar creates positive environmental and social impact by exemplifying our core values of responsiveness, resourcefulness, and reliability with our customers, within our industry, and among our teammates. Founded in 2009 and a Certified B Corporation since 2018, SunBug has installed over a thousand solar systems across Massachusetts, from Great Barrington to Cape Cod. We design and build all types of solar systems, ranging in size from 1kW to over 1MW, including residential, commercial, carports, and ground-mounts. Our integrated approach—from initial education through consultative design to quality installation and ongoing support—has earned SunBug the highest reputation for customer service, and a host of satisfied residential and commercial customers.