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

John T. Santo Salvo, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Santo Salvo has served as Sunnova’s Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer since May 2021, prior to which he served as Executive Vice President of Channel Operations, Chief Procurement Officer from April 2018 to May 2021, and as Sunnova’s Vice President, Asset Management from February 2016 to April 2018. Mr. Santo Salvo previously served as the Head of Logistics of Dresser-Rand, an engineering and manufacturing company owned by German conglomerate Siemens, beginning in 2013 and as Dresser-Rand’s Director, Global Technical Services from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Santo Salvo also served in various operations, logistics, and management positions in the United States Navy from 1988 to 2008, from which he retired with the rank of Commander. Mr. Santo Salvo received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.