Our “Beneficial by Design” Philosophy

SunPower has a closed-loop sustainability strategy that drives our business practices at every stage of our product lifecycle and beyond, extending to our employees and communities around the world.

  SOURCING:

We proactively work with socially equitable and environmentally vigilant suppliers, and we regularly assess our supply chain for compatible eco-friendly practices.

  MATERIALS:

We endeavor to make smart choices about the materials we use…and don’t use, including seeking out “conflict-free” materials and avoiding materials of concern that could result in hazardous waste.

  MANUFACTURING:

We work to reduce waste at every opportunity, including taking water conservation measures and seeking Zero Waste to Landfill and LEED certifications for our own factories.

  DISTRIBUTION:

We source heavy materials locally whenever possible and incentivize our employees to reduce their CO2 footprints.

  PRODUCT USE:

SunPower® solar panels have a uniquely short Energy Payback Time. Plus, SunPower employs an unmatched Light on Land™ multi-purpose land-use policy that enhances the use of natural resources and minimizes impact on surroundings.

  RECYCLING:

We take responsibility for our products throughout their lifecycle and are committed to providing appropriate reuse and recycling options for our products.

  COMMUNITIES:

We also work to empower communities through education and by providing energy to those in need.

This post originally appeared on the SunPower Business Feed.