CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced it has maintained its No. 1 global ranking for environmental and social performance in the 2013 Solar Scorecard, an award system established by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition ("SVTC").
SVTC's Solar Scorecard aims to improve PV manufacturers' environmental and social practices and promote improved environmental reporting in the industry. It enables commercial, government and residential purchasers of PV modules to make informed purchases and choose environmentally and socially responsible PV manufacturers.
In the 2013 Scorecard, Trina Solar ranked highly for its chemical reduction plan and low PV module toxicity, as well as its commitment to worker rights, health and safety. The Company was also recognized for its extended producer responsibilities and its efforts to collect and recycle end-of-life PV modules.
"We are very proud to have maintained our top ranking in this leading environmental survey," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "Trina Solar is deeply committed to its environmental and social responsibilities and we continue to integrate this philosophy across all of our operations and markets. We look forward to continuing to support the delivery of clean solar energy by truly green PV manufacturers."
The SVTC 2013 Solar Scorecard is available at www.solarscorecard.com. The Company ranked No.1 in 2013 and 2012, and No.2 in 2011.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit 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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