Energy4All co-op makes Fair Tax Mark commitment

‘We think paying the right amount of tax, at the right time and place is key to being a people-centred enterprise’

Renewable energy co-op development organisation, Energy4All, has been certified as a Fair Tax Mark business.

The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014 to allow businesses that are paying tax in a responsible way to demonstrate this commitment to their customers, suppliers, investors and employees. 

Energy4All is a leading organisation in the development and delivery of community renewable energy schemes across the UK – helping people to benefit from clean, green energy they generate from wind, solar and hydro projects in their local area.

The organisation helps local communities develop innovative renewable energy projects and raise the funds those projects need to go forward. It provides high-quality project managers to support the construction process and works with directors to help them manage their projects over the long-term. Those community energy co-operatives then go on to become owners of Energy4All.

Mark Luntley, director of Energy4All, said: “We are very proud to be recognised as a Fair Tax Mark certified business. As part of the co-operative movement, we want to ensure that we achieve the highest standards, operating as a responsible business. The Fair Tax Mark allows us to demonstrate that we have been independently assessed and found to have an exemplar approach to tax.

“The theme of the International Day of Cooperatives this year was Decent Work and we think paying the right amount of tax, at the right time and place is key to being a people-centred enterprise. When we’re successful, it’s only right that we contribute towards the vital public services we all rely on.”

Paul Monaghan, chief executive of Fair Tax Mark said: “We are pleased to announce the Fair Tax Mark certification of Energy4All during Fair Tax Week 2019.

“Corporation Tax is too often presented as a burden, but it shouldn’t be. Not when considered against the huge array of public services it helps fund – from education, health and social care, to flood defence, roads and policing. It also plays a crucial role in holding the whole tax system together – helping to counter financial inequalities and rebalance distorted economies.”

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