2020 was a challenging year for Trina Solar. With the outbreak of COVID-19, all localities urgently entered a state of pandemic control, and the rapidly spreading pandemic took a heav y toll on the global economy, the new-energy industry being no exception. The company responded quickly and methodically to ensure production and other operations could continue with as little disruption as possible. In any event, 2020 turned out to be extremely fruitful for Trina Solar. It managed to accelerate its global distribution, increase investment in scienti-c research, strengthen its care for its employees and reinforce its team building. Indeed growth in its business ran strongly counter to the prevailing trend. On June 10, 2020, Trina Solar became the -rst Chinese PV product, PV system and smart energy company to trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board, and started a new stage of rapid development. Goal 3060 for emission peak and carbon neutrality has brought new development opportunities to Trina Solar. Adhering to the initial dream of “Solar energy for all”, Trina Solar will insist on a positive and steady development strategy, assume more social responsibilities as a corporate citizen, care for employees and the Earth, work closely with partners and stakeholders for mutually bene-cial results and jointly contribute more to low-carbon, green and sustainable development.
Challenges and Opportunities Trina Solar has always worked to improve its operational e-ciency and competitiveness in a responsible and innovative way, grasped the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with stakeholders, and promoted sustainable social, economic and environmental improvement. When formulating sustainable development strategies and goals, we fully consider the risks and opportunities as important factors in product design, procurement, manufacturing and delivery. As the world’s leading photovoltaic company, we have passed certi-cations of ISO 14001, ISO5 0001, ISO 45001 and other standardized management systems, and established Trina Solar Risk Control Improvement Tracking System (RCTS), taking coping with climate change and using solar energy to beneft all mankind as our responsibility. The company has always focused on the opportunities and risks faced by the world and the operating location, promoting technological innovation and sustainable development of the photovoltaic industry, and has promoted the use of photovoltaic power generation to thousands of households, thus has benefted all mankind in coping with climate change and improving the natural environment.
Reduction of GHG Emission Trina Solar has been paying attention to sustainable development. We have conducted ISO 14064 GHG emissions verifcation and have disclosed our carbon emissions annually since 2014. We always look for opportunities to reduce GHG emissions in product design, production, and packaging processes. We continuously identify potential energy-saving projects, aiming for fulfllment of our commitment to sustainable development. Trina Solar conducts GHG verifcation annually in accordance with international standard ISO 14064 requirements. The scope of verifcation includes scope 1- direct GHG emissions and scope 2 – indirect GHG emissions. We continuously monitor and improve our GHG management per formance. Total GHG emissions for Trina Solar’s China operations in 2019 and 2020 were 527.6 t h o u s a n d t o n n e s a n d 53 8 .7 t h o u s a n d t o n n e s o f CO2 e , w h i c h w a s approximately 13.4% and 8.9% lower than that of 2018.
Clean, Green Energy Global energy system is accelerating the transition to low carbon. The large-scale utilization of renewable energy and the cleanliness & low carbonization of conventional energy will be the basic trend of energy development. Accelerating the development of renewable energy has become the mainstream of global energy transformation. Compared with traditional coal-fred power generation, solar energy can signifcantly reduce CO2 emissions. How we can produce more clean energy, which can signifcantly reduce CO2 emissions, is regarded as one of the biggest challenges we face. Trina Solar is committed to continuously exploring and applying technologies that increase PV product effciency and help reduce CO2 emissions. We strive to use the clean solar energy to promote energy transformation. We are committed to systematically addressing the issues of economic development, environmental protection and energy security and providing the clean solar energy to the public.
Diversifed and Fair Employment Environment Trina Solar’s employees come from 40 countries and regions. We strictly adhere to relevant international conventions, local laws and regulations, to ensure gender equality and prohibit employment discrimination. On the basis of promoting diversity and fair employment for male and female employees, the proportion of female employees in Trina Solar remains stable over the past three years. We encourage and promote employee localization, implement local employment, help relieve local employment pressure, and provide a number of employment opportunities and talent trainings. Moreover, local employees’ cultural interaction helps us better understand local commercial atmospheres and culture abroad. Distribution structure of employees (by gender, nationality and percentage of local employees assuming offces in the management [director and above]):
diffcult to procure globally medical supplies because of a shortage of materials and obstacles in cargo handling, customs clearance and freight logistics. Thanks to our experienced operation capability around the world for more than 20 years, our procurement, logistics, customs, fnance and capital departments, as well as regional business head were able to coordinate with each other and react quickly. Members of Trina Solar’s “Anti-COVID-19 Task Force” worked around the clock to coordinate with regional teams in Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time they communicated closely with frontline medical workers to ensure that the most needed goods were guaranteed and delivered. During the pandemic, transport capacity was stretched. In order to ensure supplies were transported to the front line as rapidly as possibly, the task force mobilized the company’s logistics resources and worked with the courier frm SF to bring back Trina Solar’s non-invasive ventilators from 70 trucks in total with 30 tonnes load capacity per truck overnight, after learning that SF’s logistics was stalled in many places. Thanks to the great efforts of Trina Solar and its teams, the frst batch of supplies, including non-invasive ventilators, medical protective clothing, goggles, gas masks, medical surgical masks, medical surgical gloves and KF94 masks, were sent to medical teams from Jiangsu, Huashan Hospital affliated to Fudan University, Shanghai Fifth People’s Hospital, as well as designated hospitals in Nanjing, Changzhou, Yancheng and Suqian with the help of Jiangsu Charity Federation.