Sol is Committed to the Black Community
The team at Sol is heart-broken by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. While it should not take murder to elicit meaningful, lasting change, we are embracing the opportunity to listen, learn, and grow, both as individuals and as a team. We stand with those that fight against injustice towards the black community not just because it is convenient, but because it is necessary for the rest of our lives and for future generations.
We know for a fact that good intentions must be backed by action.
Sol commits to the following:
- Organizational Assessment – We commit to listening with compassion and taking concrete steps to implement feedback. We will learn more about the ways prejudice resides in individuals, teams, and institutions. We will be candid with ourselves and look to reform the image in the mirror.
- Committing to Change in the Industry – We support the work of organizations like The Solar Foundation and SEIA in the realm of diversity and inclusion. We will continue to find ways to innovate how our industry supports and celebrates the black community.
- Financial Investment – We are not experts on how to solve systemic bias, but there are talented entrepreneurs and political leaders committing themselves to addressing the problem of systemic injustice and racism faced by the black community. Sol has established a minimum annual fund of $50,000 to invest in under-resourced communities and especially black communities.
- Continued Growth – We built this company on a vision of bold innovation and seamless collaboration. It powers our business, our people, and our leadership in the solar energy industry. We are a company of big ideas and real results, doing work that matters. We care deeply about creating a safe environment where everyone has a voice to lead and impact. We will not let the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black people be in vain. We are committed to using our resources to ensure that we honor, protect, and celebrate all black lives.
In this moment and in the future, black lives especially matter and demand our compassion and attention. We will continue to strengthen our communities by standing up against police brutality, racism, and injustice. We aren’t afraid of the challenges that lay ahead; if we were, we wouldn’t have built this company.
We send our love to so many of you who are in anguish right now. While we may not know your personal pain, this pains us too.
Black lives matter. Black children matter. Black futures matter.