Esdec Solar Group Earns Bronze Certification from SEIA DEIJ Program
The Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA) believes that as the national trade association for solar companies in the US, they have a unique responsibility to lead the industry forward. By concentrating efforts in creating a more just and equitable energy future, SEIA also encourages the industry to commit that the growth of solar nationwide supports frontline communities and addresses environmental justice. At IronRidge, our mission is to Make Solar Stronger: we believe that this includes creating a solar industry that is also diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just. For SEIA’s DEIJ company certifications (an acronym for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice), there are four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Currently the number of certificate holders at each level is:
- Platinum: 0
- Gold: 1
- Silver: 2
- Bronze: 19 (including IronRidge, ESDEC US)
This year, the Esdec Solar Group has achieved the Bronze Certification from SEIA. To earn this designation, we’ve reviewed our internal practices under a DEI lens and established policies to ensure that we are actively working towards a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. Earning the Bronze Certification demonstrates our commitment to creating a more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace and culture in the solar industry.
“At Esdec Solar Group, we see a tight linkage between a corporate culture that strongly supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, and the broader organizational objective of being a company rooted in Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles” says Rich Tiu, CEO of Esdec US. “DEIJ and ESG are linked, and so important to our evolving corporate culture and longer-term company objectives.”
At IronRidge we believe that Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental to building a healthy workplace culture, as well as maximizing, and realizing the potential of our people, our organization, and the solar industry at large. SEIA’s DEIJ certification program provides resources and guidance to both assist in evaluating our DEI practices, and making actionable changes. We are now working to achieve Silver. Want to be a part of IronRidge? Visit our Careers Page to review our open positions.