Earthrise Energy Signs SEIA Forced Labor Prevention Pledge
Earthrise Energy today announced it has signed the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Forced Labor Prevention Pledge. The pledge signifies Earthrise’s strong opposition to using forced labor within the solar supply and raising awareness within the industry about human rights abuses.
“As we begin development of our solar projects in Illinois, it is an important time to reaffirm our commitment to human rights and emphasize our rigorous vetting process for suppliers. Earthrise prequalifies all suppliers as part of our process,” said Earthrise Energy CEO Steve Vavrik. “We think this is critical to ensure that we adhere to the strictest of standards when it comes to our supply chain. That’s why we also will look for opportunities to work with domestic suppliers who rely on US labor and technology as domestic manufacturing of renewable energy equipment ramps up.”
In signing the pledge, Earthrise Energy joins more than 340 organizations that support the “development of an industry-led solar supply chain traceability protocol as a tool for identifying the source of primary raw materials and inputs and tracking their incorporation into finished products, including solar modules.”
Earthrise Energy is building more than 2 GW of renewable energy projects in Illinois and operates five natural gas peaker plants in the state, which provide nearly 1.7 GW of capacity to the PJM and MISO markets.
About Earthrise Energy
Earthrise Energy, PBC, is an independent power producer advancing the clean energy transition. As a public benefit corporation, Earthrise seeks to power our world more responsibly, sustainably, and equitably than ever before. The company acquires, develops, and operates power generation facilities to provide reliable electricity, support decarbonizing the grid, and meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities. The company is developing more than 2 gigawatts of renewable energy projects and has an operating portfolio of flexible natural gas peaking plants that provide nearly 1.7 gigawatts of capacity to support a future energy system that is reliable, resilient, and renewable. Learn about Earthrise Energy at earthriseenergy.com.