Thousands of new people switch to solar energy with us every year. This means that not only is our sustainable impact large, but we also have a chain that has a major impact on the earth and countless (direct or indirect) stakeholders. As B Corp, we are committed to making sure this impact is positive for our customers, employees, factory workers, the environment and everything else we can influence.
Being B Corp is hard work, but ensures that we are always critical of ourselves and bring out the best in sun.energy. We set high standards for ourselves, as you can read on this page in our new Sustainability Report . But it is precisely these challenges that give us energy.
Good question. Certified B Corporations use their company as a means to make the earth a bit more beautiful and better. Fellow B Corps include Tony’s Chocolonely, Ben & Jerry, and Patagonia, to name a few . We are proud to be part of this movement with them, because: B Corp is not something you just become and stay.
Any company that wants to call itself B Corp goes through a rigorous selection test and repeats it every three years. On our first assessment in 2018, we scored 99.3 points. After three years, we went through the test again in 2021. This time an even better result: a score of 110.2 ! Check out our score on our B Corp page .
As we install more solar panels, our land and fuel consumption increases. That is why we committed ourselves on the podium of the UN Climate Summit in 2019 to work completely CO₂ neutral by 2030 . With this commitment, we show that it is possible to operate successfully without burdening the climate. We will do this 20 years earlier than when the rest of the world has to live and work CO₂ neutrally, in 2050.
As the first major step towards CO₂ neutrality, we have already compensated our own CO₂ emissions since our foundation in 2013 at the beginning of 2021: more than 500 tons of CO₂ !
We have to work hard to be CO₂ neutral by 2030. We started by mapping the emissions of our entire chain: from our colleagues’ bus trip to the office to the overseas trip of our solar panels from Shanghai to Rotterdam.
Find out exactly what we emit, where those emissions come from and – more importantly – how we reduce and offset these emissions in this comprehensive report.
solar energy is generated by enieans every year
of power installed in 2021
kg of CO₂ avoided in 2021
kg of CO₂ emitted in 2021 throughout the chain
As B Corp, we stand for complete transparency. In the Impact Report you can read with which manufacturers we work. Below you can see where our products come from and what journey they take to the roofs of the enieans.
The partners and manufacturers we work with have a major impact on society and the climate. That is why we are critical in every product choice. We choose products that last the longest, are recyclable and produced in fair and safe working conditions. In this way, customers are not only assured of the best quality, but also of products that have a minimal impact on the environment.
Within sun.energy we believe it is important to safeguard our culture and values among all enieans. That is why we have set up a number of documents in which we write down what we expect from ourselves and our colleagues.