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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Leadership Council

As the national trade association for solar companies in the U.S., we have a unique position, and therefore a unique responsibility, to lead the industry forward and create a more just and equitable energy future. Learn more about joining the Council and supporting the development of brand-new products and services to make the solar industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Background

SEIA has a unique opportunity and responsibility to lead the industry forward

SEIA has long recognized the importance of incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and justice into all aspects of our work. As the national trade association for solar companies in the U.S., we have a unique position, and therefore a unique responsibility, to lead the industry forward and create a more just and equitable energy future.

In June 2020, we established a Board-level taskforce to make meaningful progress and catalyze action. This taskforce has scoped out several products that will drive the rapid development and adoption of new DEIJ-focused policies and programs across the industry.

All of these products require support from solar companies and other stakeholders who understand the importance of centering equity in the transition to a clean energy economy. By joining SEIA’s DEIJ Leadership Council, you will directly support the creation of brand-new products and services that make the solar industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive, while ensuring that the growth of solar nationwide supports frontline communities and addresses environmental justice.

Our Council Members

Trailblazers

Swinerton Renewable Energy

SunPower

Additional Members

Our Products

The DEIJ Leadership Council will help develop brand-new products to make the solar industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive

Supplier Diversity Database & Industry Census

As part of the survey effort for the 2020 National Solar Jobs Census, SEIA is conducting industry research and analysis on supplier and workforce diversity. We are developing an online supplier diversity database and intake form for delivery in Q1 2021. 

Equity & Environmental Justice Policy Platform

In coordination with environmental justice advocates and other allies, SEIA is developing a new set of policy principles to incorporate into the industry's policy advocacy at the state and federal level. 

Industry Certification Program

SEIA is creating a certification program to provide companies in the clean energy industry with best practices, informing their internal efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 

Professional Development & Mentorship

Working alongside our member companies, SEIA is working to diversify the leadership in our organization and the industry at large, cultivating a diverse array of young professionals through board-level engagement, internships and other mentorship opportunities.

Engagement Levels

Developing these products requires upfront investment and long-term industry engagement. Your membership in the DEIJ Leadership Council will be instrumental to developing and disseminating these products throughout the industry. Your company will also receive the key benefits outlined below.

Trailblazer - $25,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Invited to participate in ongoing working group calls to develop new DEIJ products and programs
  • Free certification applications
  • Free access to the supplier diversity database
  • Exclusive invites to networking events
  • Recognized as sponsors for public reports, including a 2020 solar jobs census
Champion - $10,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Invited to participate in ongoing working group calls to develop new DEIJ products and programs
  • Free certification applications
  • Free access to the supplier diversity database
  • Exclusive invites to networking events
Sponsor - $1,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Exclusive invites to networking events

If you would like to participate in SEIA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, but are not able to make a financial commitment at this time, we still value your engagement and support. Fill out the form at the link below and we will identify ways for you to get involved.