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

Kris W. Hillstrand, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hillstrand 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 Technology and Service Operations from April 2018 to May 2021, and as Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Customer Operations from December 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Hillstrand previously served in various partner and officer roles at professional service and technology firms, including Accenture plc, Deloitte LLP, Science Applications International Corporation and HCL Technologies Limited, as Senior Vice President—Operations of TXU Energy Retail Company LLC, a provider of residential, commercial, and industrial electricity, from 2006 to 2009, and as Chief Information Officer of TXU from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Hillstrand brings to Sunnova over 28 years of experience leading firms in technology, power generation and energy services. Mr. Hillstrand received both his Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Connecticut.