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.

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100%

Our shipment boxes going in and out of our warehouses are made of 100% recycled materials.

30%

In Solar Nederland, we have converted 30% of our company fleet to electric vehicles.

1.600

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.

76%

We have reduced the use air cushions (plastics) in packaging from 7.6 tons in 2019, to 1.8 ton in 2020.

Reduce single use packaging

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.

ESG data

As a responsible and transparent company, we are committed to supporting the ESG portal, and thereby its investors, by submitting all relevant ESG data. 

Find our latest data here

From Bicycle to bicycle

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.

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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Solar joins EV100

Solar converts 485 cars to EV by 2030
Electrification and climate & energy improvements are key drivers to a more sustainable society. This is the very core of our business and what we provide to our customers. That is why we have decided to join EV100 and will convert our company fleet to EV by 2030.

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Circularity

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.

Renewable energy
By 2023, all electricity procured for Solar's own building will be from renewable sources

Solar panels
By 2023, we will install photovoltaic systems at all Solar owned sites

EV chargers
By 2023, EV chargers will be available at all major Solar sites

Diversity
By 2025, we will achieve an overall distribution of women and men of 25 and 75%

A word from our CEO Responsible use of resources

Our logo might be blue, but in Solar, we have always had a keen eye for the green solutions.

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activities Library

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

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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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Solar Family

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.

Our partners

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.

We report to UN Global Compact

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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Our reporting system Carbon Disclosure Project

Since 2010, Solar has reported our emission to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Therefore, Solar has established a standardised reporting system for our CO2 emissions.

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Silver medal EcoVadis

We are very proud to have received the sustainability silver rating by EcoVadis. The silver rating of 2020 applies to Solar Nederland, Solar Norge and Solar Danmark.

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

Read about our code
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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A career in Solar Join our family

If you're interested in helping us on our journey towards a more sustainable way of doing business, please check out our jobs available on the career site. Help us save resources together.

Go to the career site

Environmental management system

Interested in our certificates regarding quality and environment?
Here, you'll find links to our certificates in our respective subsidiaries.

Solar Danmark
Solar Norge
Solar Nederland
Solar Sverige

CSR contact

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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