Sustainability targets and strategies for the PV sector under the lens of SDG 12 .
|# SDG||Topic||Target for the PV sector||Sustainability strategy for the PV sector|
|12.1||Instruments||Collectively support coherent sustainable practices in the PV sector||Define common sustainability goals with all stakeholders|
|Implement methodology to assess progress towards sustainability|
|12.2||Natural resources||Achieve the sustainable management of natural resources||Reduce material intensity|
|Reduce water use|
|Reduce (fossil-fuel based) energy consumption|
|12.4||Hazardous waste & Chemicals||Achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes||Optimize the treatment of production line outputs|
|Avoid the release of harmful substances during extraction, use and EoL|
|12.5||Waste generation||Substantially reduce PV material waste generation||Increase the collection rate of EoL modules|
|Extend the use phase of products|
|Increase the efficiency of EoL recycling|
|Increase the use of recycled materials in production|
|12.6||CSR & reporting||Ensure stakeholder well-being and demonstrate sustainability commitment||Standardize sustainability reporting|
|Standardize corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices|
|12.7||Sustainable procurement||Adopt sustainable procurement practices||Improve the supply security of products|
|Ensure the social and environmental performances of suppliers|
|12.8||Public awareness||Inform consumers on the sustainability of product/company||Democratize sustainability labelling for PV modules|
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