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.
Our shipment boxes going in and out of our warehouses are made of 100% recycled materials.
In Solar Nederland, we have converted 30% of our company fleet to electric vehicles.
MAG45 has set up 1600 solar panels on their office building in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which entails a CO2 reduction of 162 tons each year.
We have reduced the use air cushions (plastics) in packaging from 7.6 tons in 2019, to 1.8 ton in 2020.
Environmentally speaking, no packaging is the best packaging. But we offer various alternatives to the regular customer plastic bag. Our customers are always welcome to take a reused cardboard box, or they can get a reusable blue bag made from recycled plastics. In Sweden, the customers are offered to purchase a basket to take with them each time they visit our customer centres. In the process of phasing out plastic bags, we have chosen to donate our bags to The Perfect World Foundation. A foundation which we will continue to collaborate with.
Fastbox delivered in a paper bag has been introduced in all Solar countries.
Furthermore, 80% of the Fastboxes shipped from customer centre Copenhagen were delivered in a paper bag, in 2020.
As in any big city, finding parking in central Copenhagen can be a real challenge. This is also what the installation company SIF Gruppen came to realise, which made them switch some service vehicles to service bikes in 2020. Using bikes of course means having fewer materials at hand, but if the fitter is short on parts for a job, he orders a Solar Fastbox.
The Fastbox is delivered by a bike messenger within an hour in inner Copenhagen and supports a cleaner city and has less implications for the climate.
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.
Circular economy is about reducing overconsumption by making better use
of already existing resources. The positive implications are many if we aim to reuse, share, repair and recycle more of what we have already got, thus minimising the need for resource inputs. With Solar Rental, we aim to do just that. Instead of buying specialised tools and equipment, our customers can rent it when they need it for a specific task. Having it delivered in a Fastbox within an hour enables them to quickly move on and keep up momentum.
By 2023, all electricity procured for Solar's own building will be from renewable sources
By 2023, we will install photovoltaic systems at all Solar owned sites
By 2023, EV chargers will be available at all major Solar sites
By 2025, we will achieve an overall distribution of women and men of 25 and 75%
This is how we take care of our own. This is where you see that 'stronger together' is more than just a payoff. It is a feeling. It is our culture.
In Solar, we have a grant programme named Solar Family, which was initiated by the founding family of Solar. Descendants of our founder Jacob L. Jørgensen make up the board of The Fund of 20th December, who is behind the initiative.
The programme provides financial aid to employees, who find themselves in a life crisis. This could be unforeseen accidents in life such as death, critical illness or accidents followed by serious consequences for the employee or someone in their immediate family. Our very own safety net.
We take care of Solar and Solar takes care of us.
Being a responsible business is at the very core of who we are. It defines the essence of our DNA and it infuses how we think and act. We collaborate with recognized international organisations to secure good business ethics in our value chain.