Trina Solar Ranked Top Solar Manufacturer on SVTC's Green Scorecard
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, has been ranked No. 1 globally for environmental and social performance in the 2012 Solar Scorecard, an award system established by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition ("SVTC").
SVTC's Solar Scorecard, now in its third year, aims to improve PV manufacturers' environmental practices and responsibility for the environmental impacts of its manufacturing processes so that the solar industry can be considered a truly clean and green industry.
The Scorecard is a resource for consumers, institutional purchasers, investors, and other decision makers who purchase PV modules from responsible product stewards. The Scorecard reveals how companies perform on SVTC's sustainability and social justice benchmarks to ensure that the PV manufacturers protect workers, communities, and the environment.
Survey specifics covered areas such as extended producer responsibility and takeback, supply chain monitoring and green jobs and chemical-use and life cycle analysis and disclosure.
"We are very proud of our top ranking in this leading environmental survey, which reflects sustainability improvement efforts from all our operating areas," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "As PV Solar adoption expands into new markets and regions, we are committed to adding innovation and value both inside and outside the module, which includes our EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility practices."
The SVTC 2012 Solar Scorecard is available at www.solarscorecard.com. The Company's 2012 top ranking improves from its No.2 ranking in 2011.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at www.trinasolar.com.
About Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
SVTC is a U.S.-based non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry. For further information, please visit SVTC's website at http://svtc.org/.
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For further information, please contact:
Trina Solar Limited
Terry Wang, CFO
Phone: + 86.519-8548-2009 (Changzhou)
Thomas Young, Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: + 86.138.6118.3779 (Global)
Phone: + (86) 10-6566-2256
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