United Solar has been deemed a Certified Green Business under the Institute for Green Business Certification’s (IGBC) standards. According to IGBC, United Solar demonstrated dedication for the environmental welfare and well-being of the communities it serves.
“Our core research, development and manufacturing business is helping achieve a more environmentally-friendly planet by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels through the wider use of solar energy around the globe,” said Mark Morelli, president and CEO of Energy Conversion Devices. “But it would mean nothing if we, as a business, were not serious about recycling and additional best practices for conserving and better using the earth's resources.”
Companies seeking green business certification must meet certain IGBC requirements such as proven leadership and commitment in recycling, water and energy conservation, waste reduction, pollution prevention, reducing chemical use, correct handling of pollutants and environmentally friendly purchasing while still satisfying the environmental regulations of the EPA and OSHA.