World's First and Only PV Company Received C2C Gold Certification
SoliTek, a leading solar module and battery manufacturer in Northern Europe, has achieved an extraordinary milestone by becoming the first and only company in the photovoltaic (PV) industry worldwide to receive the esteemed Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold Certificate. This prestigious recognition, awarded by the C2C Certified™ Products Program, solidifies SoliTek's position as a pioneer in environmental sustainability and a trailblazer in circular economy practices within the solar energy sector.
The Cradle to Cradle system assesses brands based on their dedication to minimizing waste, hazardous chemicals, and resource inefficiencies while promoting material reuse, energy efficiency, and social responsibility. SoliTek's exceptional accomplishment of the C2C Gold Certificate highlights its unparalleled commitment to environmental concerns and its unwavering dedication to producing solar solutions with the smallest possible ecological footprint.
Having undergone a rigorous evaluation process, SoliTek successfully met stringent criteria to achieve the C2C Gold Certificate, including:
- Toxicity of Materials: Ensuring the safety of materials used in the manufacturing process to safeguard consumers and the ecosystem.
- Material Reuse and Energy Efficiency: Demonstrating commitment to recycling and reusing materials for new products, as well as incorporating renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Water Consumption: Implementing responsible water management practices to minimize environmental impact.
- Corporate Social Responsibility: Demonstrating ethical and socially responsible practices throughout the organization.
Over the course of one year, SoliTek transformed from C2C Silver to C2C Gold status, surpassing all other PV industry companies globally. This momentous achievement involved significant efforts and proactive measures.
Notably, SoliTek made strategic decisions to replace few suppliers whose practices did not align with C2C requirements. The company has also conducted extensive laboratory tests and effectively resolved around eight critical issues with suppliers, ensuring environmental compliance of materials used. Moreover, SoliTek demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by addressing approximately 20 areas of improvement, such as setting ambitious goals for water reduction, sourcing renewable electricity from valid and sustainable sources, and establishing agreements with recycling companies.
"This remarkable C2C Gold Certification sets us apart in the PV industry and reinforces our unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship," stated Julius Sakalauskas, the CEO of SoliTek. "As the world's first and only photovoltaic company to receive this prestigious accolade, we are proud to lead the charge toward a more sustainable future for the solar energy sector."
SoliTek's pioneering achievement emphasizes its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet through eco-friendly manufacturing and sustainable practices. With the C2C Gold Certification, SoliTek further solidifies its position as a global frontrunner in the production of environmentally responsible solar panels and batteries.
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