The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a document called the Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility (Solar Commitment), which is designed to promote the implementation of environmental and social responsibility standards.
The Solar Commitment is based upon the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition's Code of Conduct, with the addition of solar-specific provisions, and is designed to evolve as the industry grows.
SEIA is urging companies throughout the solar supply chain to adopt the sustainability provisions on a voluntary basis. The document covers company and supplier requirements in the areas of labor, ethics, health and safety, environmental responsibility, human rights, and management systems.
Founding participants include Dow Solar, SunPower, Suntech, Trina Solar and Yingli Solar.
The text of the Solar Commitment is available here.