Solarus Sunpower

C-PVT panels

Venlo, Limburg

Netherlands

www.solarus.com

About Solarus Sunpower

Solarus was founded in 2006 and is a technology spin-off out of the leading Nordic energy company Vattenfall. Together with a select group of research institutions Solarus has developed a third generation hybrid solar energy system. This system is unique in the world due to its extraordinary combined performance in electricity and heat production. Besides that the system rates very high in CO2 reduction.

Solarus believes that it can help improve the quality of life for many people by embracing innovative business models that provide local solutions to local needs. Solarus' systems can be applied in large set ups for industries, hotels, offices and city heating as well as in small residential situations in urban and remote areas. In addition to fighting the Energy Poverty, key project at the UN Energy group and a topic highlighted by the IEA (International Energy Agency), Solarus will offer local communities solutions to their energy and labour problems through partnering with local people, local licensees and local solutions, and they intend to move to local assembly of the end product (combined with central production of the core technology). This makes it a triple bottom line or impact investment: by embracing local work force, Solarus creates local jobs, for local solutions that benefit the environment.

We want to make a better world by working together with fellow B Corps. This strong coalition of world improving entrepreneurs will help us achieving our dream: Solving energy poverty with reliable and sustainable energy supply and helping local communities in their economical and social developments.

The Change We Seek®

Solarus has two main goals. First, solving energy poverty in the world in a sustainable way; one of the great ambitions of the UN. Their second goal is to bring the most successful renewable energy solution to markets all over the world and contribute to local developments.

The Solarus C-PVT panel (Concentrated Photo Voltaic Thermal), with its unique patented and proven technology provides reliable clean energy solutions at superior of energy) which will provide renewable energy around the globe.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

19
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

12
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
81
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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