We are passionate about the environment and believe every person has a responsibility to contribute to making the world a better place.
We recognize the importance of environmental, social and governance issues, and we have a long history of taking these into account.
For our communities and our employees, we promote diversity, sound practices, and public engagement
Responsible investment considers how environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues impact the communities in which we operate and the world at large.
Here at Grasshopper Energy, we have a long-term practice of using ESG factors in our management strategy and believe that careful attention to such factors makes good business sense.
Grasshopper Energy is committed to actively promote Community Partnerships
Our success depends on how successful the surrounding communities become.
Our employees have lived in various provinces of Ontario for decades and we are grateful for having been an active member of the business community since 2007.
We have worked hard with local Indigenous communities, municipalities and county authorities on our projects, which have a positive impact on the entire Ontario Province and Canada. Our firm intention is to continue to cherish and fully capitalize the important contact and dialogue with community partners.
Our mission is to promote a safe and environmental-friendly community, by applying top quality technologies in our operations, while contributing to the betterment of our lives.
Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, Grasshopper Energy works hard to help Canada to fully implement its international mandatory commitments. Particularly, we are all bound by UN Sustainable Goal nr. 7 “Affordable and Clean Energy” and by the obligation to leave a global footprint in the clean and sustainable energy sector.
As a global clean energy developer and asset owner headquartered in Canada, Grasshopper Energy currently owns C$1.8 billion of assets in Canada, United States and Japan.
Over the past 13 years the company has grown, invested, and self financed a large number of Ontario assets and employed thousands of people without any government assistance in funding its operations.
Across Ontario, Grasshopper has developed, fully constructed, and manages over 4000 solar residential projects and 200 commercial projects, creating over 300 full-time jobs.
Grasshopper operates and manages the largest number of renewable-energy based residential and small business systems in Ontario providing a steady income stream for many low-income and vulnerable citizens including homeowners, farmers, First Nations communities, cooperatives, and small businesses, which are relying on the income from these projects over 20 years.
In 2019, Grasshopper invested more than $100 million into the Ontario economy via its renewable infrastructure projects, and provided job opportunities to more than 5000 workers directly and indirectly in the province with a strong emphasis on employment for women, minorities, and local residents.
Being always grateful to contribute to the communities we are investing in and contributing to, our stories are being told by our partners, such as “The War Amps” (contributing to improving the quality of life for Canadian amputees), Chatham-Kent and Owen Sound municipalities, Non-Profit Teen Ranch Farm of Orangeville and many others.
Visit to a Japanese Shrine before Construction Begins
November 11th, 2019 marked the day Grasshopper begins constructing their first Japanese project. It is a custom in Japan to have a local Shinto priest bless a construction site for safety and good fortune. We visited the Tsunawaki Hachimangu shrine in Iizuka city alongside our project developers and construction team.
Community News Events
Grasshopper Energy truly believes that “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve”. That is why we have always been dedicated to give back to the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have contributed with $50,000 CAD to the Mississauga Food Bank, offering the opportunity for more than 100,000 meals to those of our neighbours that are in need.
To better protect our medical workers and professionals who are in the front line of our battle with COVID-19, Grasshopper Energy has donated more than 10,000 surgical masks, 2,000 KN95 masks and 116 big boxes of sanitizers, to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and to the PPE for Halton, working with numerous local organizations and doctors across Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.