As part of our commitment to sustainable development and innovation, we will continue to integrate the ideas in our entire manufacturing and operation process. We strive to drive down the cost of photovoltaic (PV) power generation through constant technological innovation, making solar power affordable for everyone while meeting the worldwide demand for clean energy. We look forward to creating a framework for a future-oriented, cleaner, sustainable energy system so as to benefit mankind with solar energy.
—The Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao
Trina Solar plays an important role in setting new benchmarks for the global industry by fostering best practices, world-class quality standards and sound policies. We are committed to providing clean, sustainable solutions throughout the entire manufacturing life cycle of our products. The World Economic Forum recognized Trina as its inaugural Global Growth Company Industry Shaper for the solar sector in 2010.
Trina Solar is an industry leader in sustainable business and manufacturing practices with a proven track record of excellence. Because we recognize there is always room to grow, we continue to research and develop more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of producing our solar panels.
Responsible third party reporting
It is Trina's policy to be as open and transparent as possible around our processes. Working with accredited third-party partners to help us measure and confirm our performance on key metrics of sustainable manufacturing. These reports let us set goals, track our progress and stay accountable to our employees, communities and customers.
Trina has significantly reduced our electricity usage by recovering and reusing residual heat from our silicon plant with cooling water; selectively using refrigeration units and air-cooled heat pumps; collecting and reusing reverse osmosis concentrated water; and reducing compressed dry air (CDA) system regeneration time.
Trina built a waste water treatment plant to treat and recycle campus water. With careful measurement of our water use, we’ve maximized our use of both used and recycled water.
Trina Solar has conducted ISO14064 Greenhouse Gas Emission Data verification for three consecutive years and put substantial efforts in establishing a systematic methodology to quantify and report GHG emissions.
Globally recognized for our corporate social responsibility
Our commitment to our employees, community and the environment has been recognized globally. For the third consecutive year Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition's (SVTC) 2014 Solar Scorecard ranked Trina Solar No. 1 globally for environmental and social performance. Moreover, in 2016 Trina was awarded a Silver Rating in the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance survey conducted by independent rating agency EcoVadis.
Solar provides an affordable, reliable and clean source of electricity for communities that need a more cost-effective alternative to the grid or that are already off the energy grid. Trina Solar is committed to empowering individuals and their communities.
For example, Trina Solar donated 10 million RMB to set up the Siyuan Sunshine Entrepreneurship Fund, which aims at empowering the college students in the underdeveloped and marginalized communities through PV-related vocational education and entrepreneurship trainings.