ForeFront Power Fortune Best Small Workplaces

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Aug 31, 2023 – Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have selected ForeFront Power for the 2023 Fortune Best Small Workplaces™ List, coming in at No. 72. Earning a spot means that ForeFront Power is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

“We are so grateful for our dedicated employees who have made us a part of this prestigious list,” said Yumitake Furukawa, ForeFront Power Interim CEO. “Our people make working at ForeFront Power a truly special experience every day. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible honor.”

The Best Small Workplaces list is highly competitive. To determine the Best Small Workplaces list, Great Place To Work analyzed the survey responses of over 32,000 employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies with 10 to 99 U.S. employees.

Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for employees regardless of job role, race, gender, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifier.

“Any organization can be great, no matter the size of their payroll or the size of their bottom line,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work. “These remarkable companies know that the high-trust culture they’ve built can compete with companies of any size.” 

Fortune Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell says, Fortune congratulates the companies on the 2023 Best Small Workplaces List, whose business practices prove that it doesn’t take a big headcount to make a big impact.” 

A Track Record of Excellence

In addition to this esteemed recognition, ForeFront Power has been recognized by multiple third parties in recent years for its strong workplace culture, including San Francisco Chronicle 2023 Top Workplaces in the Bay Area, also the result of employee feedback through a survey conducted by a third party, as well as earning 2022 finalist status in the GRIT Awards’ Best Energy Workplaces. ForeFront Power was among the first in the solar industry in 2021 to achieve a Silver certification in the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) program led by the Solar Energy Industries Associations (SEIA). For four years, ForeFront Power has been featured on the Top Solar Contractors list that is managed by solar industry publication, Solar Power World. 

ForeFront Power’s projects and customers have been recognized by several through several national and global awards programs for strong project performance, climate impact, and sustainability leadership through awards programs such as Environment + Energy Leader Top Project of the Year, Solar Builder Magazine’s Project of the Year, Smart Energy Decisions’ Women in Sustainable Energy (WISE), the Cleanie Awards’ Top Project of the Year, and more.

About the Fortune Best Small Workplaces List

Great Place To Work selected the Fortune Best Small Workplaces List by surveying companies employing 7.5 million people in the U.S with 1.3 million confidential responses received. Of those, more than 32,000 responses were received from employees at companies eligible for the Best Small Workplaces list and this ranking is based on that feedback. Company scores are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Read the full methodology.

About Great Place To Work

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model help companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

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About ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power is a leading developer of commercial and industrial-scale (C&I) solar energy and battery storage projects in the U.S. and Mexico, also offering vehicle fleet electrification services. Over 15 years of working together, the ForeFront Power team has developed more than 1,500 behind-the-meter and community solar projects, totaling more than 1.1 gigawatt-DC of renewable electricity. ForeFront Power serves business, government, education, healthcare and community solar customers with a broad array of development, asset management and advisory services from its San Francisco headquarters and via teams based in New York, Mexico City, and across the U.S. through a hybrid work model.

A wholly owned subsidiary of global energy infrastructure and investment leader Mitsui & Co. Ltd., ForeFront Power operates under Mitsui’s North American investment arm, MyPower Corp. Mitsui holds a robust balance sheet and an “A” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s.

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ForeFront Power Fortune Best Small Workplaces