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Providing your business with a sustainable solar solution.

The Atrato Sustainability Formula

Atrato has transitioned from simply managing the environmental, social and governance risk, to incorporating best practice that will maximise your project’s sustainability over the long term.

This is our sustainability ethos.

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Sustainability

Nationally determined contributions

On 12 December 2020, the UK pledged to reduces its National Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), by 68% by 2030, in comparison to its 1990 levels.  Each company has its role to play in the reduction of its carbon emissions. Atrato Onsite Energy forms part of the solution in providing the financing and development of projects that will reduce a company’s emissions, contributing to the NDC.

Procurement policy

The Company’s objective is to use its position as a significant investor in UK rooftop solar to influence the behaviours and practices of module suppliers, to eliminate the practices of modern slavery in their supply chains. The availability of independent and corroborated information regarding modern slavery in XUAR and the involvement (whether directly or indirectly) of individual manufacturers is limited, and this situation has been exacerbated in the last two years by a lack of access, attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Supplier Criteria will be updated to reflect industry best practice as it evolves with the improving availability of standardised and audited information. Where it is concluded that a manufacturer meets the Supplier Criteria, that compliance must be re-evaluated. Any manufacturer which has not met the Supplier Criteria may be re-evaluated.

Sustainability in the Supply Chain

The Company’s objective is to use its position as a significant investor in UK rooftop solar to influence the behaviours and practices of module suppliers to eliminate the practices of modern slavery in their supply chain. The procurement policy firstly removes those suppliers who are sanctioned by international institutions. The policy also states that procurement of panels should include a guarantee that the raw materials and manufacturing will exclude any Forced Labour and should be procured outside of the known regions where these practices are known to be happening. The policy has been developed with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 in mind and is reviewed annually. Suppliers are reviewed at least semi-annually to ensure that procurement procedures are up to date.

Atrato Partners implements negative screening for any investment opportunity. Within any of the Company’s potential counterparties, if Atrato Partners identifies evidence of any of the following, it will not progress with the investment:

      • risk of modern slavery, such as forced labour, human trafficking or child labour including those risks as they are associated with the supply chain;
      • risk of corruption, money laundering and bribery; and/or
      • negative impacts on areas with high biodiversity value.

Sustainable Investment Management System

Atrato Partners has developed a bespoke Sustainable Investment Management System for Atrato Onsite Energy. This system ensures that sustainability considerations are integrated throughout the investment process. Atrato Onsite energy implements an integrated cradle to grave approach for its investments.

Our SDG's

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

Modern society is becoming increasingly dependent on reliable and affordable renewable energy to function sustainably and to develop equitably. Ensuring a well-established energy system that supports all business activities of Onsite Energy’s Landlords, as well as forming part of the energy transition to renewable energy remains the focus of the Fund. Onsite Energy can accelerate this transition to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems to operators by investing in rooftop renewable energy sources. This is an effective use of space and resource, reducing the footprint of the energy generation sites and maximising the productivity of buildings.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Previous economic and social progress has come at the cost of environmental integrity, which has resulted in endangering ecosystems and the future biosphere of our environment. One key component of social and economic progress is the increasing worldwide consumption and production of all resources for the global economy, which rely on the use of the natural environment and resources in ways that continue to have negative impacts on the planet. By changing consumption and, in Onsite Energy’s case, production inputs Onsite Energy can help to promote the decoupling of economic growth and human well-being from resource use and environmental impact. Onsite energy is helping in that transition of sustainable production, by reducing the carbon cost of production for Landlords and operators through provide renewable energy solutions.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The use of onsite zero carbon generation has the potential to displace generation from other non zero carbon sources. Through its investment in Onsite Solar Assets therefore, one of the lowest cost forms of energy generation, and the deployment of Other Clean Energy Technologies such as electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the Company will contribute directly to the to the attainment of the UK's zero carbon targets. Onsite Energy estimates that through its deployment of its initial £147 million, generation of electricity from its portfolio of Clean Energy Assets will result in annual greenhouse gas emissions savings of over 50,000 tonnes of CO2e per year.

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