What that means is that we are a business that measures success in terms of the social objectives we achieve, in our case helping those in fuel poverty, as much as our commercial results. In addition, to be a social enterprise a company has to re-invest its financial surpluses in the business rather than maximise profits for shareholders. Other examples of social enterprises include the Eden Project and the Big Issue.
We have been endorsed by Social Enterprise Mark UK against criteria that are independently set and so we can use their Mark as a proof of our social impact credentials. Ebico is also a member of Social Enterprise UK.