Climate Change and Emissions
Our business approach is both proactive and reactive to climate change: we aim to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, while also expanding our capacity for assessing and responding to climate risks associated with future global-warming scenarios.
Our solar energy systems offset GHG emissions every moment that they deliver clean energy to customers, generate nearly 14 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy during the next 30 years. This is enough to prevent the emission of nearly 10 million metric tons of CO2e (based on estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
As the largest solar provider in the United States, we make Sunrun’s environmental impact a top priority when identifying our goals and initiatives. For this reason, we aim to develop and implement an environmental policy and an environmental management system (EMS) that prioritize continual improvement, as specified by the ISO 14001 management standard.
Our efforts to create a better, greener and kinder planet also extends to the vendors we choose to work with – we identify and work with vendors that share our commitment. In January 2019, we adopted our first Vendor Code of Conduct that includes policies on environmental protection, sustainability and responsible mineral sourcing.