Last year the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition released our first Solar Scorecard ranking solar manufacturers on their commitment to the environment and other socially responsible issues. The scores for the companies were based on their responses to our survey.
In preparation for our 2011 Solar Scorecard we just sent out the new Solar Company Survey this past Friday (and we have already received one response!). Companies are given until December 10th to respond.
This year’s Solar Company Survey consisted of 36 detailed questions about solar manufacturer’s take back and recycling processes; worker health and safety and chemical use at their facilities; and corporate transparency.
Last year’s Solar Scorecard received the type of attention it deserved!
Media commented on the necessity of a tool to help consumers (whether it be individuals or governments) decide between which solar manufacturers to patronize and to push the industry to be environmentally and socially responsible
SVTC intends to release the 2011 Scorecard in the Spring. We will keep you posted!