Clean Energy

Green Business Standard

Includes carbon offsets; fuel; fuel additives; Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs); solar panel and wind turbine manufacturers and installers

Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Helps consumers deal with on-site clean energy units such as solar panels when they reach the end of their lifetime.
  • Biofuels and fuel additives are carbon neutral, do not compete for land used for food crops, and do not cause indirect land use change.
  • Carbon offsets are real, verifiable, enforceable, permanent, and additional.
  • RECs and carbon offsets are third-party verified.
  • Detailed and responsible environmental management policy and/or procurement policy for all manufacturing processes and waste materials.=

Preferred

  • Involved in public policy work or member of association in support of clean energy advocacy.

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Written code of conduct for supply chain regarding manufacturing/workplace conditions and plan for enforcement. At  minimum includes prohibitions on child labor, forced labor including forced overtime, unsafe working conditions, and gender and ethnic discrimination.

Preferred

  • Involved in public policy work or member of association in support of clean energy advocacy.

 

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