Our Commitment to Making a Positive Impact: Sunnova Publishes Its First Environmental, Social and Governance Report

William J. (John) Berger
Chairman, President, and CEO, Sunnova Energy International

Sunnova 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

How we do things is just as important as what we do

When I founded Sunnova in 2012, it was largely to change the way people source and use energy by offering a better energy service at a better price. My focus has always been to use our business as a powerful source for good — to change the way people energize their lives and help transform the world for the better.

Our overarching commitment to ESG is at the heart of our business practices which are underpinned by out core values: service, synergy, and sustainability. Our values serve as guiding principles that every employee and business we work with is expected to live by and exemplify on a daily basis.

Even now, amidst the historic challenges brought on by the a global pandemic, we see how truly interconnected environmental, social and economic systems are, and how our collective actions can have an enormous impact when we work together to find solutions. We all have a role to play in our shared energy future, and regularly evaluating the role we play and our impact is essential to holding ourselves accountable.

That’s why I’m proud to share that today we published our inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. We intend to release our ESG report annually to reflect on our positive impacts as well as outline the work that lies ahead. I invite you to explore the report and those that come after as we look forward to continuing this important ESG journey.

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Our commitment to our customers, and their expectations of us, extends beyond our business ambitions to improving the world we all share. Our ESG report discusses our ongoing work to become a more sustainable, inclusive, innovative, and responsible organization. These efforts are essential to our continued success, not only because our stakeholders expect them, but also because they are vital to shaping the future.

Our Environmental Impact

As a clean energy company, positive environmental impact is in our DNA, but so is a continuing effort to further reduce our direct and indirect impacts. We aim to align our business with advancing the Paris Climate Accords in an effort to achieve the realization of a net-zero economy. Additionally, we are working to improve our systems for carbon accounting in order to be able to substantiate claims of being carbon negative as well as to be able to set climate goals in the future.

Learn more about our commitment to the environment.

In 2020, we offset approximately 551,234 metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

Our Social Impact

In 2020, we saw how empowering our employees, dealers, customers, vendors, and communities strengthens our business. The partnerships we have developed over the years have resulted in engaged and productive employees and dealers, greater trust from our customers, and a culture of consistent improvement and innovation within our company.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity, comprehensive benefits, innovative culture and focus on community service.

Our Governance

At Sunnova, we are committed to leading with integrity, fostering a culture of honesty, maximizing performance, and embracing ethical business practices. We conduct our business in a responsible manner with oversight by our Board of Directors and executive management in compliance with our ethics and compliance policies and programs.

Learn more about our high-standards for conducting business in a responsible manner.

Looking Ahead

As we continue to make progress on our ESG strategy, we will strive for continuous improvement. This means continuing to strengthen diversity and inclusion across our organization, continuing to quantify and magnify our environmental impact, fostering partnerships in more communities across the world, and communicating our progress year after year.

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Now, more than ever, we remain dedicated to supporting consumers with integrated energy solutions that provide greater control, are more resilient in the face of natural disasters, and serve as an environmentally conscious energy choice. Our commitment to advancing the energy transformation provides our customers with the ability to take control of the energy for their home and to join us and our partners in building a more sustainable energy future. Learn how you can be a part of the energy transformation.