Sustainability is in our nature
As a company, we act according to the standard of maximum sustainability as a driver of future viability for our planet. Through responsible and environmentally friendly use of resources, we make a small contribution every day to ensure that our children and we ourselves have a future worth living. This is our core.
We have now been actively measuring the carbon footprint of our solar modules, i.e. the total greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout the entire value chain. The goal is clear: a positive eco-balance. We already take a close look at production to ensure low CO2 emissions with regard to the materials used. The shortest possible transport routes, the certification of suppliers with regard to sustainability and the origin of the ingredients as well as our own environmentally friendly production in Germany strengthen this claim. And of course, our products benefit from this as well: a long service life and repair options are just two of many positive aspects.
Sustainability starts at home. Whether water, waste or energy management. We constantly analyze, evaluate and optimize the production and processes surrounding our photovoltaic solutions. We have continuously increased the recycling rate in our panel production and significantly reduced the energy required for production. We are also committed to procuring energy-efficient products and services that help improve energy-related performance. This includes, among other things, the use of 100 percent green electricity at our headquarters in Dresden.
As true believers we all pull together at Solarwatt and pay attention to the responsible use of resources. We reduce fuel consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of our traveling employees through efficient route planning and promote public transport tickets or E-Bikes.
Of course, we also consider the social side of sustainability. That is why we regularly offer our employees extensive training measures and keep the rate of temporary work contracts at a low level.
Our certifications and management systems at a glance
For many years, our company has been voluntarily certified in numerous business areas according to the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This is how we ensure globally recognized quality standards, general legal compliance and optimization of various processes. We set industry-wide standards with our integrated management system:
- Quality management: ISO 9001:2015
- Environmental management: ISO 14001:2015
- Work safety management: ISO 45001:2018
- Energy management: ISO 50001: 2018