PV groups look for feedback on value chain program

May 17, 2023 05:26 PM ET
  • The Solar Stewardship Initiative wants responsibility, sustainability as well as transparency throughout the procedure
PV groups look for feedback on value chain program

The Solar Stewardship Initiative (SSI) has opened up a process for interested organisations to give feedback on its growth.

The SSI was introduced in October 2022, by SolarPower Europe as well as Solar Energy UK, with the goal of securing as well as showing responsibility, transparency, and sustainability throughout the solar value chain.

The Initiative is working to develop systems that collect and also verify details on the ecological, social and also governance (ESG) efficiency of operators in the solar value supply chain.

The main instrument is the SSI Code, which sets out the details ESG requirements that will certainly be kept an eye on by independent auditors.

The initiative presently collaborates with over 60 organisations from throughout the solar sector and also is sustained by third-party sustainability experts and the worldwide finance community.

It is currently contacting actors in the field of ESG to submit their input to the draft SSI Code and also the more growth of the SSI.

Solar Energy UK chief executive Chris Hewett stated, "The opening of this assessment marks an essential following stage for the SSI-- transitioning from being piloted in the direction of ending up being a completely functional system, which will make sure that the European solar sector maintains the ideal standards, in the proper way.".

Walburga Hemetsberger, president of SolarPower Europe, included: "We are committed to constructing the Solar Stewardship Initiative on a structure of transparency.

" This public assessment is the next all-natural action in taking the views of all interested groups throughout sector, civil society as well as the ESG community.".

Enhancing continuous exchanges with sustainability experts, the appointment even more establishes the methods which interested events can involve with the initiative, the organisations added.

The SSI is being established as a multi-stakeholder initiative with representatives on its regulating bodies from sector at various phases of the value chain, civil society, reps of influenced communities as well as independent experts on ESG as well as common setting.

The consultation is open until 12 July.

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