Honoring a commitment to people and the planet

Responsible Solar provides a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all First Solar associates and ensures that it operates a responsible supply chain with zero tolerance for forced labor. 

First Solar strives to have every external candidate search include diverse individuals and focus on creating quality, good-paying jobs for its valued employees around the world. Competitive pay, benefits, continuing education, and technical training differentiate First Solar as a preferred employer.

Treating people with respect and integrity makes good business sense, in addition to being the right thing to do. To ensure First Solar lives up to recognized quality standards, it invites external, independent auditors to assess its operations.

Safe, Inclusive, and Diverse Workplace

  • ~5X lower global injury rate than the glass product manufacturing industry average
  • 25+ diversity and veteran-focused recruitment sites used to find new talent
  • 33% diverse Board of Directors

Contributing to Local Communities and Promoting a Just Transition

  • $11 million invested in efforts to revitalize American communities and bridge racial gaps in health, wealth, and opportunity
  • $2.5+ million donated since 2017 to promote education, reduce inequalities, provide access to clean energy and water, and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 

Responsible Sourcing with Zero Tolerance for Forced Labor

  • One set of global specifications for material components resulting in a tightly controlled supply chain
  • Zero module components sourced from Xinjiang, China
  • Comprehensive supply chain management — from screening and auditing to transparent reporting


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