Our mission as a company is to power energy independence, and we achieve this mission when we conduct ourselves ethically and transparently. To that end, we condemn all human rights abuses and the use of forced labor in the Xinjiang region and anywhere else in the world, and we stand committed to ensuring that all our vendors engage in ethical sourcing. We require transparency in our supply chain, and we work closely with our vendors to ensure they satisfy our vendor code of conduct." - John Berger, CEO of Sunnova

As a matter of ethical business practices and sourcing, Sunnova requires each company on its Approved Vendor List (“AVL”) to:

  • certify that they (and their suppliers) practice ethical sourcing;
  • certify that they do not engage in human rights abuses in the sourcing and manufacture of the products they sell to Sunnova; and
  • certify that they do not use labor or goods from Xinjiang in their supply chain.

Sunnova will also continue to engage its vendors in discussions and to review available data regarding forced labor in the Xinjiang region to ensure that its supply chain is free from human rights abuses.

Person Details

Chris Hayden , Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Hayden has served as Sunnova’s Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer since May 2021, prior to which he served as Sunnova’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer since joining Sunnova in April 2016. Prior to joining Sunnova, Mr. Hayden served as Chief Information Officer at Stream Energy from March 2014 to March 2016, Sr. Director of Information Technology at Stream Energy from November 2013 to February 2014, and in technology leadership roles at TXU Energy Retail Company LLC from May 2009 to November 2013. He also served in leadership roles at professional service and technology firms Ernst & Young LLP and Capgemini from January 1997 to May 2009. Mr. Hayden brings to Sunnova over 24 years of experience leading firms in technology, consulting, and energy services. Mr. Hayden received his Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Management Information Systems and Marketing from Texas Tech University.