Our four UN Sustainable Development Goals are consistent with our purpose of Powering Positive ChangeTM. They are also linked to the Maxeon Values that make us who we are, as a company and as a culture, and define what we stand for with our customers and investors. Uniting for a better world is not a bespoke effort for us – it is part of everything we do, core to how and why we do it.

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SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The Challenge:
789 million people globally​ lack electricity.*

How We Can Help:
Increase the renewable energy share of the global energy mix.

How We are Helping Today:
We work to increase access to renewable energy and its benefits in developing countries. Strategic partners and customers using our technology in ways that advance this goal include: Water Mission, Nokero, Yolk, Mee Panyar

Globally, customers using our solar technology have avoided more than 80 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

*Source: United Nations, The Energy Progress Report, 2020.

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SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

The Challenge:
Inequality is growing for more than 70% of the global population.*

How We Can Help:
Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all.

How We are Helping Today:
Social progress is a journey, with the world’s rising inequalities made even more clear by the pandemic. Our focus on worker safety during the pandemic and our ongoing commitment to EHS form our foundation. We expect to set our sights further in the coming years with our 2030 targets.

*Source: United Nations.

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SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The Challenge:
Global material footprint from all industry worldwide: 85.9 billion metric tons.​*

How We Can Help:
Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources​.

How We are Helping Today:
We pioneered an award winning, industry-first circular approach to solar panel manufacturing and became the first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM - Bronze solar panel, as well as the first and only manufacturer to disclose all ingredients through the Declare Label. We also produce 100% of our high-efficiency solar cells in LEED® Gold-certified facilities and have improved our resource use annually for four consecutive years.

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*Source: United Nations, The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020.

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SDG 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

The Challenge:
80 million people globally​ fled war, persecution and conflict in 2019.​*

How We Can Help:
Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

How We are Helping Today:
We proactively work with socially equitable and environmentally vigilant suppliers, and we regularly assess our supply chain for compatible eco-friendly practices.

*Source: UN Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.