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Solar Stewardship Initiative

Driving a more responsible, transparent, and sustainable solar value chain.

Our Mission

The Solar Stewardship Initiative (SSI) works collaboratively with manufacturers, developers, installers and purchasers across the global solar value chain to foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of materials.

The Mission of the Solar Stewardship Initiative is to:

Ensure the energy transition is just, inclusive and respects human rights.

Establish mechanisms to create supply-chain transparency, ensuring integrity in the global solar industry.

Enable continuous improvement of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Prepare the industry for relevant upcoming laws and regulations on ESG, transparency and responsible supply chains.

Build the confidence of regulators, customers and business partners in the sustainability of the solar value chain.

We welcome the launch of the Solar Stewardship Initiative. The European Investment Bank shares the Initiative’s commitment and is equally working towards responsible, transparent, and sustainable supply chains through our relevant policies.

Alessandro Boschi

Head of Renewable Energy Division European Investment Bank

The International Finance Corporation welcomes the Solar Stewardship Initiative. We commend the industry’s push to drive collective action on sustainability and we look forward to contributing to its development with other stakeholders

Guido Agostinelli

Solar Sector Lead, Global Energy Infrastructure IFC (World Bank Group)

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