NEW Guidance Addressing Modern Slavery in Solar PV Supply Chains

Mandy Messenger, Advanté MD was delighted to be part of the launch yesterday by Action Sustainability of their new guidance ‘Addressing Modern Slavery in Solar PV Supply Chains’…

Alongside authors Helen CarterEmma-Jane (EJ) Allen AIEMA and Anna Cantwell, Mandy as co-collaborator, and Jo Potts Sustainability Director, Supply Chain & Materials at Balfour Beatty, outlined the benefits the guide can bring to businesses.

“Advanté purchases solar panels to power our Oasis EcoLogic Solar welfare fleet. When the risk of modern slavery attached to the solar industry started to emerge, we discovered that verifying the origin of solar panels and constituent components was a difficult task. We took the opportunity to join forces with Action Sustainability and other collaborators on this guide to address these issues and share our own experience and learnings to start making a difference.”

While the guidance focuses on solar PV, its content is transferable to responsible sourcing strategies for other renewable energy technologies. It allows organisations to reduce reputational risk, meet client requirements, gain competitive advantage, increase investor confidence, and develop more resilient supply chains.

The key features include:

  • Outlines pragmatic steps to address these risks throughout the commercial lifecycle
  • Valuable insights into effective solar PV procurement due diligence
  • Practical tips and guidance for implementing best practices for solar PV procurement
  • Signposts to existing tools, resources and collaborative initiatives to help organisations improve their approaches

You can download the guide here.

 

NEW Guidance Addressing Modern Slavery in Solar PV Supply Chains
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