SoliTek wins the title of the sustainable company of the year
SoliTek, one of the largest manufacturers of solar modules in Northern Europe, earned the title of the most sustainable company of the year in Vilnius. According to Mr. Julius Sakalauskas, the company's CEO, this award is especially important, because sustainability is one of the core objectives of SoliTek’s business.
Focus on sustainability
Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (hereinafter - Vilnius CCIC) launched competitions to determine the Most Innovative Company of the Year, the Most Sustainable Company of the Year and the Product of the Year. The competition was open to all businesses of the city of Vilnius.
The aim of the competition was to promote production, consumption and development of high quality, innovative and exclusive Lithuanian products able to compete across the Lithuanian and foreign markets.
At the General Assembly held on 24 May, SoliTek was awarded the title of the most sustainable company of the year in the capital city.
"For us, as a company that consumes 100% green energy for its operations, this recognition and award is especially important. The solar modules manufactured in Vilnius are long-lasting, offer a lifespan of up to 50 years; they are environmentally friendly and made of recyclable rather than toxic materials. It's a big pleasure to be respected and recognised in a local market." shared his thoughts Mr. J. Sakalauskas, CEO of the company after the award ceremony.
According to SoliTek's CEO, the award is a boost to the company's reputation as the most sustainable manufacturer of solar modules not only in Europe, but also globally.
A well-deserved award
SoliTek was unrivalled in many aspects, although other well-established businesses also claimed for the award.
The company is declared to use 100% renewable energy and recycled glass in its production. SoliTek's environmentally friendly activities include sorting, computer recycling and patented geothermal solutions for heating and cooling of premises.
The company estimates that all SoliTek’s modules manufactured in 2022 will save as much as 1,704,169 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) over their lifetime, having regard to module degradation. The company was distinguished for its positive contribution to climate change solutions, such as the solar power plant installed on the roof of the company's building saves more CO2 emissions than that generated by SoliTek's activities.
The company has been recognised and awarded as socially responsible and environmentally friendly on several occasions. SoliTek's solar modules are ‘Cradle to Cradle’ certified, which means, that the company is committed to meet the strictest environmental, energy saving and social justice requirements.
The company's contribution to environmental performance and the promotion of social responsibility has been recognised by renowned international organisations such as ‘EcoVadis’ and ‘SundaHus’.
The award of the most sustainable company of the year was subject to a number of criteria, which, inter alia include: the company's environmental programmes and other measures, the performance of its products in cutting or prevention of pollution, the use of secondary raw materials and renewable energy in its operations.
Italians entrusted SoliTek with the first-ever RRF project in the EU
In Italy, the first renewable energy project financed by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) in the European Union (EU) has been initiated, with the construction of a Eur 50 million, three-unit production line plant entrusted to the Lithuanian company SoliTek.