Burt's Bees, a manufacturer of natural personal care products, has purchased 3,954,000 kWh of renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by wind farms across the U.S. Burt's Bees' REC purchase from Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy will offset 100% of the company's electricity use.
‘Burt's Bees is committed to supporting the development of clean, renewable wind energy and to continuously improving our company's overall environmental footprint,’ says John Replogle, president and CEO of Burt's Bees. ‘In addition to the energy and resource conservation efforts we currently have in place, this purchase of wind RECs is a step in the right direction as we do our part to move our country toward a more sustainable energy future.’
In addition, Burt's Bees is encouraging its employees to join the company in supporting wind power by participating in Renewable Choice Energy's home wind power program, which enables consumers to purchase RECs to offset their home energy use. When employees sign up for the wind power program, the company will pay 50% of the employee's first-year charges as part of its employee benefits package. As part of its commitment to Burt's Bees, Renewable Choice Energy held an on-site educational training for employees on renewable energy and the REC market.