Social and ethical
To be sustainable it is necessary to consider the ethical and social implications of business as well as the financial and environmental.
- Wind & Sun’s client list includes organisations working for positive change and we have actively supported many environmental initiatives.
- Wind & Sun are an equal opportunities employer.
- The showroom, displays, lecture room, toilet and shop are accessible for people with disabilities.
- Wind & Sun provide a quality working environment.
- We do not knowingly supply or do any work for the military or the nuclear industry.
- We engage with schools and the local community through our open days and events.
- Wind & Sun have given help and advice to charities and schools.
- Wind & Sun choose our suppliers carefully and expect that our suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
Human Rights in the Solar Supply Chain
Recent reports have raised the concern that many UK solar projects and some of the world’s biggest solar companies use silicon that originates in China’s oppressed Xinjiang region, with a high possibility that forced labour has been used in its production.
Wind & Sun choose our suppliers carefully and expect that our suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
See Sheffield Hallam University report: In Broad Daylight
REC have completed an initial review of all suppliers and there is no use of any polysilicon or other material from XUAR in REC's supply chain
See: REC Statement
Meyer Burger are a Swiss company, manufacturing in Germany and source their raw materials from Europe where possible, such as Wacker, Norwegian Crystals and Norsun. They further state that the balance of their polysilicon comes from South Korea.