EU Chamber of Commerce in China names Trina Solar as a Decarbonisation Leader

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has granted Trina Solar the title of Decarbonisation Leader at the 2023 Sustainable Business Awards conference and ceremony in Shanghai on Sept 6th for its achievements in low-carbon transition and climate change mitigation.  
EU Chamber of Commerce in China names Trina Solar as a Decarbonisation Leader
A solar farm in Qinghai-Henan Province, China. Courtesy of Trina Solar.

The award recognises Trina Solar’s decarbonisation performance at a business operations level and reflects its contribution to achieving the climate ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement of 2015.

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Chamber of Sustainable Business Awards evaluates companies based on their engagement in sustainable development initiatives and their long-term business impact. The Decarbonisation Leader award aims to create a role model to inspire more companies to reduce carbon emissions, achieve green growth and promote sustainable development. Trina Solar won the award in a highly competitive processwith 64 other companies.

Trina Solar has long championed the principles of sustainable development, drawing on its expertise in product development, technological innovation and manufacturing capabilities. According to the company’s 2022 Sustainability Report, greenhouse gas emissions per unit of production for cell and module products fell 51 percent and 62 percent respectively in 2022, from the 2020 baseline.

The company attaches great importance to carbon emissions control in all aspects of the life cycle of modules, being the first module manufacturer to complete LCA certification for 210mm modules. The full range of 210mm Vertex modules has been awarded the Carbon Footprint Certificate by TÜV Rheinland.

Trina Solar’s global plants have been built in accordance with ISO 14001 regulations and the company has conducted GHG inventories in accordance with ISO 14064. Its plant in Yiwu in Zhejiang province in China obtained the Zero Carbon Factory (Type 1) Certificate for 2022, a first for the industry. Trina Solar has also established a net-zero industrial park integrating power generation, transmission, loading and storage in Qinghai province.

By the first half of 2023, Trina Solar had shipped over 150 GW of solar modules to more than 160 countries and regions, helping the world generate 202.5 billion kWh of clean energy, reducing CO2 emissions by 202 million tons, equivalent to planting 11 billion trees.

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