Independent non-profit assessment identifies 3Degrees as a creator of positive community impact
3Degrees was honored today at the first annual Best for the World Celebration and Awards Ceremony. The company was recognized for the positive environmental impact of its products, services and internal business practices.
“We are honored to be part of today’s ceremony,” said Steve McDougal, CEO of 3Degrees after he accepted the award. “3Degrees is a company centered around two fundamental notions. First, that many people in this country are willing to direct their money and time to support renewable energy. Second, that as a business we could hold ourselves to a higher standard in how we built and operated the business. This distinction from B the Change Media recognizes that union.”
The Best for Environment category judges business practices and product offerings against environmental impact. In addition to its mission-based product line 3Degrees matches 100 percent of their electricity usage with renewable energy certificates, offsets employee commute emissions and gives preference to local, sustainable and fair-trade suppliers, just to name a few.
“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media.
The ceremony took place at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School. Only the top 10 percent of Certified B Corporations received awards in a variety of categories.