Social Responsibility  

It’s about doing the right thing and acting as global citizen.
It’s about generating a brighter future – together.

Our Commitment to Social Responsibility

Solar energy has the power to change the world. How do we know? Because we see it firsthand, every day. In addition to delivering hundreds of thousands of megawatt hours of utility-scale clean energy, SkyPower delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to communities around the world. With sustainability at our core, SkyPower is committed to generating a brighter future – today and for generations to come.

Our commitment is reflected in the innovative and evidence-based corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices that are integrated into every aspect of our operations – from how we engage with local communities and design our solar projects to how we select our partners and manage our environmental footprint. With each decision, we consider how we can bring shared value to people and communities who need it most.

Five key pillars form the basis of our commitment to social responsibility. They are Climate Action Leadership, Environmental Stewardship, Community Development, Ethics and Anti-Corruption and a Safe and Healthy Workplace. Together, these pillars ensure that our work brings measurable value to local and global communities, the environment and our employees.

In 2013, we launched SkyPower Cares as a way to take our commitment further and deliver solar energy solutions to families who lack access to electricity. Through this program, we have distributed thousands of portable home solar systems and desk lamps to families and schoolchildren across Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Explore our Annual Global Citizenship Report to learn more.

 

SkyPower Global Citizenship Report, 2016-2017

To learn more about our actions, we invite you to download our latest annual report.

Our annual report details our commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. It also reaffirms our commitment as a participant to the United Nations Global Compact and a Strategic Partner of Caring for Climate.

Current report:

 

 

 

 

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SkyPower Global Citizenship Report, 2015-2016

To learn more about our actions, we invite you to download our latest annual report.

Our annual report details our commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. It also reaffirms our commitment as a participant to the United Nations Global Compact and a Strategic Partner of Caring for Climate.

Past reports:

 

 

 

 

Environmental Stewardship

Did you know that solar energy is one of the most environmentally-friendly renewable resources on the planet?

As a global developer of solar energy, we are leaders in the worldwide shift to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. In fact, caring for our planet is what drives our work and fuels our passion.

We are proud to say that there are no toxins or emissions released by solar panels. Solar photovoltaic cells are recyclable and at SkyPower we will not use panels manufactured with toxic or rare materials, including cadmium telluride.

 
Our Actions:
 
• Developing clean and renewable solar energy to support a healthier environment
• Minimizing our impact on the environment
• Sourcing from environmentally-responsible suppliers

Climate Action Leadership

As climate change continues to rapidly transform our environment and economy, the need for climate action is critical. For over a decade, SkyPower has been driving the dialogue on climate action by attracting awareness to the benefits of renewable energy.

Our efforts were most recently recognized by the United Nations Global Compact, who named Kerry Adler, SkyPower’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as the Pioneer for Climate Action for our work to advance SDG 13: Climate Action. SkyPower was also an Official Partner of COP21, where the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was negotiated.

 
Our Actions:
 
• Sparking dialogue with governments, business leaders and civil society to promote climate action
• Leading and participating in high-level forums for climate action
• Collaborating with partners who share common values
 

Community Development

At SkyPower, investing in the long-term prosperity of communities is second nature. In fact, our projects are designed to create local jobs, spur social and economic growth, and deliver programs that provide education and skills-training opportunities. We also give back to the communities in which we work. Why? Because we believe that everyone should have access to safe, reliable and renewable electricity. It makes good business sense and – more importantly – it is the right thing to do.

SkyPower is proud to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through our work, we enable progress to be made directly and indirectly against 13 of the 17 SDGs. Most notable is Goal 7, which ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Our Actions:

• Empowering communities by bringing power to the people
• Enabling access to education
• Supporting localization and local economic growth
• Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Ethics & Anti-Corruption

What does ethics and anti-corruption mean to SkyPower? It means conducting all activities with the highest standards for integrity, abiding by all applicable local and internationally-proclaimed human rights laws and requirements, and upholding an unwavering commitment to ethical business practices.

Our firm commitment to ethical business conduct is further entrenched by our membership as a Corporate Supporter to Transparency International Canada and through the mandatory anti-corruption training we provide to all of our employees.

 
Our Actions:
 
• Respecting and upholding internationally proclaimed human rights
• Taking a zero-tolerance approach to corruption
• Working with partners and suppliers who do the same

 

 

Safe & Healthy Workplace

Our global team is our greatest asset. With some of the best and brightest leaders and innovators in the industry, our team is a powerhouse – committed to lighting the way to a more sustainable future.

We ensure our team members around the world work in a safe and healthy workplace, and we embrace our diversity as a strength. We have clear policies in place to help our team members grow their careers at SkyPower, and ensure they maintain a healthy work-life balance.
 
Our Actions:
 
• Upholding employee rights and fostering diversity
• Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
• Championing the health and well-being of our employees