Move to Electrification
In 2020, Sunrun has continued its efforts to utilize electric forklifts in the majority of its warehouses. Electric forklifts have many benefits, including the elimination of tailpipe emissions (reducing GHG emissions), less components and maintenance, and a lower cost of ownership over the life of the equipment.
Sunrun works with vendors that share our commitment to a more renewable centric planet. That’s why we included policies on environmental protection and sustainability as well as responsible mineral sourcing in our Vendor Code of Conduct, adopted in January 2019. We expect all of our vendors to adhere to the policies set forth in Sunrun’s Vendor Code of Conduct.
Responsible Mineral Sourcing
Sunrun expects its vendors to provide products that are responsibly sourced. Vendors that supply products containing minerals sourced from conflict-affected and high-risk areas must ensure that the sourcing of these minerals does not knowingly contribute, directly or indirectly, to armed conflict, including terrorist financing or human-rights violations.
Our Commitment To A Brighter Future
Creating a planet run by the sun is not a quick process. We’re proud of the progress we’re making but know there is much work left to be done. As we move forward as a leader in transforming the way we create and consume energy, we are committed to doing so responsibly and sustainably. As we look forward to 2021 and beyond, our goals include:
- Supplier Responsibility: Our suppliers are screened and audited on their environmental and social impact.
- Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention: We’ve worked to reduce or eliminate harmful waste, hazardous air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and to engage in product end-of-life stewardship.
- Performance Evaluation and Reporting: We carefully monitor our own actions when it comes to renewable energy and we report our results appropriately, with a focus on the Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD).
- Employee Awareness: Our employees are provided with opportunities to develop their environmental knowledge and skills, empowering them to reduce their own negative impacts on the environment.