Saving resources together

Our logo might be blue, but in Solar, we have always had a keen eye for the green solutions. We focus on energy-efficient solutions and provide best-in-class services to ensure sustainable use of resources. For the benefit of the environment. For our customers. And for Solar.

Here, you'll find more about our take on CSR and sustainability and the projects we dedicate ourselves to.

back to school 28 futures

As part of our ongoing commitment with SOS Children's Villages and Engineers without Borders, we have supplied 28 citizens in the city of Hawassa in Ethiopia with technical educations.

box thinking 150,000 boxes

Feedback from our customers led to a sustainability initiative that lowered Solar's annual use of cardboard boxes with 150,000.

Harvesting the sun 510 solar panels

We have covered a car park with solar panels next to our headquarters in Denmark. It provides power to run our data centre, chargers for electrical vehicles and shelter to employees' cars.

lights out 190,000 kWh

In 2019, we will replace 2,119 light sockets and light sources at our central warehouse in Vejen, Denmark. This will lower the power consumption by 36 percent.

Sustainability Report 2020

Solar is committed to turning energy efficiency into a profitable and responsible business for our customers. We also seek to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainable solutions via our product and service portfolio. Read more about our initiatives to achieve this in our Sustainability Report.

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Education equals a future

Back in 2018, we started an SOS Youth Project in cooperation with SOS Childrens Villages, which has provided 28 young people in Ethiopia with three-year-long scholarships. The scholarship covers their expenses for rent, food, miscellaneous, transport to and from the school, medicine as well as all of their books and educational materials. Meet two of the young people here.

Meet Mudaye Studying Hotel and Tourism

"Getting the opportunity to get an education is a matter of life and death to me", says Mudaye, who was forced to sell coffee on the streets to survive

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Meet Muluken Dreams about a repair shop

Muluken is very grateful that he can be part of the Solar project. Now, he can get an education as a mechanic. He dreams about opening his own garage on day.

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United nations global compact What is CSR to Solar?

Our approach to CSR is based on solid acumen and ethical principles, says Jens Andersen, CEO of Solar.

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SOS Children's Villages Lights out in Hawassa

After ten years without lighting, the SOS children’s village in Hawassa in Ethiopia is now self-sufficient in power and lighting.

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Delicious dirt Coffee grounds turned into oyster mushrooms

Solar provides equipment for innovators to reduce food waste. "The idea behind the project just appealed to me" says Rasmus H. Vemmelund from Solar.

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Solar panels Providing more than green energy

A new photovoltaic system will provide power for our data centre in Vejen as well as shelter for our employees' cars.

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Solar Polaris Get paid by the sun

With a service life of more than 30 years, solar panels turn the sun into an inexpensive, sustainable energy source. Solar Polaris gives you the opportunity to save money and contribute to a sustainable society.

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activities News list

Check out our list of other CSR related news. You'll find anything from Rhinos at the Zoo to solar powered CEOs on longboards.

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Our CSR partner SOS Children's Villages

Our long term cooperation with SOS Children's Villages has lead to sustainable energy sources in both Zanzibar and Ethiopia.

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Code of Conduct Responsible sourcing

We want to be sure that the product we offer have been produced and transported in an ethical manner. Therefore, our suppliers have agreed to our Code of Conduct

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Reports Solar and UNGC

As a participant in UN Global Compact, we have communicated our progress on corporate social responsibility since 2011. Read all reports here.

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CDP facts and figures How we reduce CO2

Global CO2 emission is an issue we take seriously at Solar, and we are taking several measures to promote environmental responsibility throughout the group.

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Policies Diversity and CSR

Here, you'll find our group policies concerning diversity, CSR and other subjects.

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Whistle-blower portal

Our whistle-blower set-up invites internal and external stakeholders to expose any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct.

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