Sunew, Brazil’s leading global manufacturer of Organic Photovoltaic Films (OPV), was listed on the “B Corp Best for the World 2019” in the Environment category for investing social and environmental improvements throughout its production process. Company B meets the highest and most verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal responsibility to reconcile profit and purpose.
Sunew, the fourth certified mining company, joins 3,000 B-Certified Corporations in more than 150 industries and 64 countries. Sunew CEO Tiago Alves stresses the importance of commitment to sustainability. “Sunew is a sustainable born company. The goal is to reduce the environmental impact caused by greenhouse gases, generate clean energy and revolutionize the way we consume energy. We embrace our commitment to the planet and the challenges of energy transition, ”adds Tiago Alves.
Impact Assessment B’s Environmental category assesses a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, emissions, and use of resources and energy. Companies answer questions about their supply and transportation chains and the environmental impact of their supply chain. The assessment also measures whether a company’s products or services are designed to address an environmental issue, including products that help with renewable energy supply, resource conservation, waste reduction, soil and wildlife conservation, and whether they provide for substances. or harmful contamination, or educate to solve environmental problems.
In addition to the list of Best B Company for the World “B Corp Best for the World 2019”, in 2018 Sunew won the Top 10 Energy – 100 Open Startup Award.
Sunew, created by CSEM Brazil, a research and innovation center located in Belo Horizonte, is a world leader in the manufacture of Organic Photovoltaic Films (OPV). Through a sustainable supply chain, OPV stands as the cleanest alternative for solar energy production and offers the differential flexibility for application to surfaces of any size and shape.
OPV (Organic Photovoltaic) is the third generation of sunlight capture technology for power generation. It is made from semiconductor organic polymers with a combination of five layers of inks printed on a flexible and recyclable film. The inputs used are abundant in nature and easily produced in the laboratory. It took nearly 10 years of research and development to get Sunew to come up with innovative, continuous and highly scalable industrial technology.
Due to its business model focus on social and environmental development, Sunew has been certified as company B. Through a partnership with the NGO SOS Mata Atlântica, it finances the planting of a new tree for each square meter of OPV produced. Native trees are planted and protected by the Forests of the Future program, which operates in forest restoration in regions of the Atlantic Forest.