SolarSustainability Services for the Solar Energy Sector

Making A Green and Just Transition Possible

Our team of seasoned experts have a deep understanding of the solar industry and are skilled in aligning environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices with relevant standards, ensuring our clients’ solar initiatives are sustainable, responsible, and transparent.

The transition to solar is not without its challenges. Recently, the solar industry has come under the spotlight for the use of materials in photovoltaic (PV) cells. Current trends show that, as solar technology advances, so does the need for specialised raw materials, often sourced under varying conditions.

Similarly, labour issues surrounding PV manufacture have made transparency and traceability of supply chain sourcing in the solar PV supply chain increasingly critical. Helping organisations in the solar industry gain a thorough understanding of their supply chains is one of our key service offerings at TDi Sustainability.

Latest Sustainability Trends for the Solar Industry

Today’s solar industry faces increasingly stringent requirements to report on the material uses, country conflicts, production and supply of solar technology materials. 

Hazardous Materials

Responsible Sourcing

Energy Storage

Human Rights

Case Study: The Solar Stewardship Initiative

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.

The Solar Stewardship Initiative (SSI) was created by TDi Sustainability in partnership with SolarPower Europe and Solar Energy UK to promote responsible sourcing and greater transparency in the solar supply chain. The SSI focuses on ensuring that the materials used in solar panel production are sourced ethically and sustainably. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to driving meaningful change in the solar industry and beyond.

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. Learn more…

Services for Solar:Services for Solar: from suits in the boardroom to boots on the ground

TDi’s Services Supporting the Solar 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…

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