The Solar Stewardship Initiative (SSI) is the first-ever supply chain sustainability assurance scheme dedicated to the needs of the solar PV sector and its customers. The Initiative establishes SSI Standards, bringing together international standards, industry and civil society expertise, and political acumen to deliver a supply chain sustainability solution tailored to the business of solar.
The SSI Standards are used by independent assessors to evaluate your company’s compliance with robust sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. With this independent assessment, you can demonstrate your company’s commitment to producing and sourcing solar materials responsibly.
The first SSI Standard, published October 2023, is the SSI ESG Standard, which is used to assess the sustainability performance of companies at specific sites. 2024 will bring the SSI Supply Chain Traceability Standard, enabling deeper transparent sourcing and a responsible chain of custody.
The SSI Supply Chain Traceability Standard, and other future Standards, are developed in partnership with SSI members, supply chain sustainability experts and stakeholders from civil society, academia and other segments.
SSI membership is your chance to get involved in these sector-defining Standards from their very inception. Membership of the SSI will support your company’s preparation for upcoming legislation. Since its beginning, the SSI has also secured the endorsement of the global financial community, through the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and the European Investment Bank..
We welcome manufacturers, developers, installers, purchasers in the solar value chain to join the SSI as members, and other stakeholders to apply to the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG). Together, we are working to realise our collective mission to foster responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of materials.