Ethical business mark for CEP

Social Enterprise Mark presentation to CEP

Cornish charity Community Energy Plus (CEP), which delivers local solutions to fuel poverty and renewable energy, has become the first organisation working in the sustainable energy sector in the south west to gain the ethical Social Enterprise Mark.

The Social Enterprise Mark, which is administered by a joint venture set up between the Social Enterprise Coalition – the national body for social enterprise, and RISE – the social enterprise regional network for the south west, aims to raise awareness of what social enterprises do in order to get more people to buy from, engage with, start up and work for social enterprises.


The accreditation is awarded to businesses that meet specific criteria which demonstrate they are working toward social or environmental goals, and in which at least 50% of profits are reinvested towards these goals.

Ian Smith, managing director of Community Energy Plus, said: “The Social Enterprise Mark is a fantastic way of communicating our ethics and values to a wide range of audiences and we’re delighted to be leading the way within the South West’s flourishing sustainable energy sector by becoming the first organisation to gain the Mark.”