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.

Read our Sustainability Report

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.

1600

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.

Diversity

We aim to increase diversity in Solar. We know it will benefit our company, performance and society. However, it is a difficult task, and we still do not have the perfect solution. But we have the ambitions. And we would love you to be a part of our journey, starting today. To us, ”stronger together” is not empty words. We genuinely believe that our differences will be a force. That is why we strive towards 25 percent of women in our top management within 2025. The purpose is to make us an even stronger company in the future.

We are not changing anything just by talking about it

He is a part of Solar’s Executive Board in a male dominated industry. But at home, men are highly under-represented. Meet Chief Commercial Officer Hugo Dorph, who is passionate about digital business development and about being a dad of four girls. He is also ambassador for diversity in Solar.
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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

Investing in Solar is investing in the green transition

Solar believes in productivity improvement, digitalisation and networked development. We support our customers in developing energy-efficient solutions, reducing waste and optimising logistics based on strong digital platforms.

Read more about investing in Solar

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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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.

Read the message from CEO Jens Andersen
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.

Go to our library
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.

Visit Solar Polaris

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.

Go to UN GC
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.

See our data
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.

Our company fleet

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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Risk rating

Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics provides high-quality, analytical environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and data to institutional investors and companies to help identify, understand and manage ESG-driven risks and opportunities. Solar’s ESG Risk Rating is medium.

See our score
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.

Go to policies
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.

Go to the portal