EnergyEnabling the Transition: Sustainability for the Energy Sector

Facilitating the Future

The energy industry is at a critical juncture, grappling with crucial key trends and issues such as the need for efficient energy transition material uses and requirements, heightened collaboration to enhance industry standards, and the imperative of breakthroughs in energy storage innovation.

As we transition towards cleaner energy technologies, the demand for critical minerals such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, and graphite is skyrocketing. These are the building blocks of technologies like solar photovoltaic plants, wind farms, and electric vehicles, which are increasingly essential in our battle against climate change.

TDi Sustainability helps organisations throughout the energy sector pave the way for long-term sustainability across the length and breadth of supply chains. From our work in audit, creating impact and helping to ensure a just transition in the mining of key transition minerals, to establishing industry initiatives that enable consumer-facing organisations to lead the way for a sustainable future.

Latest Sustainability Trends for the Energy Industry

Today’s energy industry faces increasing stringent requirements to report on the material uses, country conflicts, production and supply of energy transition materials. 

Hazardous Materials

The potential harm from hazardous materials and chemicals used in renewables, automotive products and electronics has raised concerns.

Responsible Sourcing

Cobalt, copper, glass, gold, graphite, mica, and lithium are some of the controversial materials under the spotlight in the push for more responsible sourcing.

Energy Storage

The need for robust innovations in energy storage remains a key trend for renewables, with lithium-ion, sodium-ion, and hydro-based innovations leading research.


Strategies for reduction and decarbonisation include GHG reporting, demand reduction, carbon capture and storage, liquified natural gas and low-carbon natural gas.

TDi Energy Services

TDi’s Services Supporting the Energy Sector Include:

Audits, Assessments and Due Diligence

Our access to a global network of compliance professionals means we can cover all industries at all tiers of the value chain, from mine to retail. Learn more…

Supply Chain Mapping and Strategy Frameworks

Supply chain sourcing frameworks support organisations as they implement or improve the effectiveness of their due diligence across the value chain. Learn more…

ESG Risk Management

Our ESG Risk Management service provides tools and guidance for tracking, assessing and mitigating identified risks. Learn more…

Responsible Sourcing Research

Your customers, regulators, partners, investors and staff rightly want to know the who, what, why, where and when of the materials in your supply chain. Meeting those expectations requires global data gathering and incisive analysis. Learn more…

Human Rights Strategies and Impact Assessments

Leveraging our human rights strategies and human rights impact assessments (HRIAs), companies can ensure compliance with sustainable business regulations. Learn more…

Communication Strategies and Technical Writing

All our futures depend on understanding how change is possible. The TDi communications team is here to help you get that message across with real impact. Learn more…

Energy Industry Success Stories

TDi creates initiatives and ESG standards that bring businesses at the heart of an industry together to improve collectively – ensuring operations and practices positively impact the environment, economy, and society.

Solar Stewardship Initiative

The SSI is a solar-specific supply chain assurance scheme being designed to further develop confidence in how, where, and by whom, solar products are manufactured. This will mean businesses and consumers can trust that their solar products comply with international environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin, an independent non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to efficiently measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers.

Lead Battery 360°

The Lead Battery 360° program is a global initiative established to promote and recognise good practices in lead battery value chains, from lead mining to lead battery manufacturing and recycling. This program strives to minimise environmental impact and promote responsible sourcing and recycling practices.

Drive Sustainability

In partnership with industry-leading companies, the Drive Sustainability initiative aims to enhance the sustainability of the automotive industry by establishing responsible sourcing policies and promoting the sound management of exposure and emissions.


A robust and efficient assurance system focused on continuous improvement in order to foster a responsible coal supply chain. TDI Sustainability was tasked to support Bettercoal with introducing modifications to their Assurance System by providing expert input on its governance, structure, and technical content.

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