UK Industry Supply Chain Statement

Supply Chain

The statement below has been developed in consultation with industry members as part of Solar Energy UK’s ongoing supply chain sustainability workstream.

“We, members of the UK solar energy industry, support the development of an industry that promotes the highest possible levels of transparency, including in areas of environmental sustainability, social responsibility and good governance. This includes action to minimise and reduce the impact of extracting raw materials, to conserve water and to lower carbon emissions across the value chain, and to ensure the industry is free of any human rights abuses, including forced labour, anywhere in the global supply chain.

In 2021, Solar Energy UK members committed to the development of a traceability protocol to increase sustainability across the industry. Since then, Solar Energy UK has taken robust action to drive change. This includes collaborating across the industry, with governments, and with sustainability experts, to develop the Solar Stewardship Initiative, which launched in December 2023.

The Solar Stewardship Initiative is a solar-specific supply chain assurance scheme, and has published a dedicated environmental, social and governance standard. The Solar Stewardship Initiative will drive a more responsible, transparent, and sustainable value chain. To demonstrate our support for the principles set out in the Solar Stewardship Initiative, we will always seek to use PV modules where possible from manufacturers that can demonstrate they are following the SSI Standard in future projects.

This industry-wide action complements the work that Solar Energy UK members have taken to strengthen supply chain standards, and we commit to continuing to use our best endeavours to deliver a sustainable industry.”

Signatories as of Monday 8 April 2024:

  • ChargeWorks
  • Midsummer
  • Croydon Community Energy
  • Windel Energy
  • LCL Awards
  • Community Energy South
  • Enlightened Solar
  • Photon Energy
  • SolarWatt Technologies
  • Endurance Energy
  • Trinzic
  • Naked Energy
  • Low Carbon
  • Energygreen Consulting
  • Trust Renewables
  • GivEnergy
  • SunGift Solar
  • Eden Sustainable
  • Brighter Green Engineering
  • Statkraft UK
  • InRange
  • City Electrical Factors
  • SynchroStor
  • NextEnergy Group
  • Eden Renewables
  • Orsted
  • Fronius UK
  • Atrato Onsite Energy
  • Renewable Connections
  • Elements Green
  • Harmony Energy
  • Solar Options for Schools
  • Trust Renewables
  • Endurance Energy
  • Anesco
  • Genesis Energy Solutions
  • Watt Energy Saver
  • Geo Green Power
  • Solarport Systems
  • AceOn Group
  • V-TAC UK
  • True Green Capital Management
  • Eco Energy Environment
  • Ceiba Renewables
  • RI Cruden
  • OVO Energy
  • Square 4 Services
  • Two Blues Solar
  • Octopus Energy Generation
  • Helios Solar Operations & Maintenance
  • Innovo Renewables
  • Tribus Clean Energy
  • SWATTEN
  • Infinis Energy Services
  • Voltalia
  • Aura Power Developments
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Quintas Energy
  • Zestec Renewable Energy
  • Low Carbon Energy
  • Green Nation
  • Sonnen UK
  • Schroders Greencoat
  • Aztec Solar Energy
  • Quintas Energy UK
  • Aukera UK
  • Cambridge Solar
  • 2DegreesKelvin
  • RES
  • Gensource
  • Amberside Energy
  • SFS Group Fastening Technology
  • AES Solar
  • Perfect Sense Energy
  • Lightsource bp
  • JA Solar
  • Recurrent Energy
  • UPOWA
  • LYNX Sustainable Solutions
  • Innova Renewables