The development of the SSI ESG Standard
The SSI ESG Standard began its life as the draft SSI Code, and was developed with the support of supply chain and experts across environmental, social, and governance disciplines, and is based on internationally recognised standards and guidelines.
Prior to publication in October 2023, the SSI ESG Standard underwent review, pilot testing, and public multistakeholder consultation. The resulting Standard is intended to act as a one-stop-shop for solar companies to evaluate their ESG compliance, through independent assessors.
Pilot assessments were conducted in Q1-Q3 2023 by TDi Sustainability, at 11 sites in Europe and China. The public multistakeholder consultation ran from 17 May 2023 until 12 July 2023. You can read the anonymised results from the pilot and consultation here.