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ESMC’s latest press releases.

Here you’ll find the latest press releases from ESMC. To get in contact with any of the chairmen of the ESMC board or ask for comments on the latest press release:

NEWS ARCHIVE

ESMC Sustainability Working Group: Release of NZIA Criteria Recommendation Report

By News, Position paper
MAY 17 The European Solar Manufacturing Council’s (ESMC) Working Group on Sustainable Solar PV Supply Chains has published the new recommendation paper "Implementation of the NZIA Proposition for Sustainability, Social, and Resilience Criteria." This paper aligns with the European Union's Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), which aims to bolster European…
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Due diligence law – Time to End Social Dumping

By News
This Wednesday, the European Parliament gave a final green light to new rules obliging firms to mitigate their negative impact on human rights and the environment. The Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), as the adopted legislation is called, mandates companies to integrate due diligence (thoroughly researching and mapping supply…
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Press release: Net-Zero Industry Act adopted – start buying European solar panels now

By Press Release
Today, the European Parliament adopted the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA), which is a regulation for mandatory non-price resilience and sustainability criteria to be applied in public procurements, auctions, and other forms of public intervention for net-zero products. ESMC welcomes the NZIA as one of the first EU-wide mandatory legislative initiatives…
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Analysis: Forced Labour Regulation adopted

By News
Yesterday the European Parliament adopted, with a broad majority, the long awaited Regulation on Prohibiting Products made with Forced Labour (the Forced Labour Regulation (FLR)). ESMC expects that this new European new law will have a significant positive impact on the solar industry, as it mandates the banning of all…
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Press release: Time to go to Action on the European Solar Charter — European Solar Charter (ESC) should be followed by quantitative commitments of the Member States and stakeholders

By Position paper, Press Release
BRUSSELS, APRIL 15. In response to the challenges for the European solar manufacturing industry, the European Commission has proposed the European Solar Charter (ESC), aimed at strengthening the industry through Member States commitments and the support of the European Commission. This evening, the Charter has been signed in Brussels by…
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Release: ESIA in-depth look at the ingot-wafer supply chain Final report summarizing the findings of interviews conducted for the supply chain gap study

By News, Position paper
The European Solar PV Alliance (ESIA) is an industry initiative launched by the European Commission. It brings together companies, institutes, and organisations in the European PV industry with the primary goal of proposing practical solutions to enhance the PV value chain in Europe. The steering committee includes the European Commission,…
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