BCorp validates the brazilian company for its contribution for a more sustainable future
April may be considered a landmark month for Sunew, who has just won the BCorp certificate, awarded by the B Lab organization, which is responsible for promoting a worldwide movement of people who use business as a force for good.
B Lab believes that all companies should work towards the goal of being better for the world, achieving shared and lasting prosperity. It is a global avant-garde movement of people who use business to build a new economy.
“This is exactly the purpose of Sunew, which through OPV intends to change the world’s climatic conditions through low CO2 emissions and the consequent reduction of the greenhouse effect,” said Tiago Alves, CEO of Sunew. “The ertification is part of a path of continuous improvement.”
For Alves, certification was a consequence of a bigger plan. “A B Lab usually says that the goal is to work for an economy where success is measured by the well-being of people, societies and nature. Since the inception of Sunew, both investors and technical professionals have set a goal to contribute to a sustainable future for the next generations. ”
Today, about 2,400 companies are already certified worldwide, 106 in Brazil and 350 in Latin America.
Organic photovoltaic films, also known as OPV , are the third generation of solar cells, capable of generating electricity from sunlight. It is a thin, lightweight, flexible film with different degrees of transparency and highly customizable in terms of color and format.
Inaugurated in November 2015, SUNEW was born with the commitment to change the paradigms of the solar energy industry in Brazil and in the world. It is the result of the convergence of efforts of CSEM Brasil, FIR Capital, BNDES, Tradener and CMU to design the world’s largest infrastructure for the production of Organic Photovoltaic Films, also known as OPV. The 100% Brazilian company, has partnerships with entities such as FIEMG, FAPEMIG and Government of Minas Gerais.