BAODING, China and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, today announced that it has achieved the second highest average score on the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition ("SVTC") Solar Scorecard over the past five years. SVTC is a non-profit organization that advocates for environmental protection and social justice in high-technology industries such as the solar energy industry.
"From our aggressive carbon emission reduction targets to our philanthropic initiatives, we at Yingli are dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility across all aspects of our operations. We are honored that SVTC has recognized that dedication," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy.
Since 2010, SVTC has surveyed PV manufacturers to rank their social and environmental performance in its annually published Solar Scorecard. The Scorecard serves as a guide for industry stakeholders, investors, communities and policymakers to better understand how different PV manufacturers care for the environment, their employees, and local communities. Survey questions cover manufacturers' extended producer responsibility, product take-back policies, their commitment to worker health and safety, and their use of toxic chemicals.
To view the 2014 SVTC Solar Scorecard, visit their website: http://www.solarscorecard.com/2014/
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as "Yingli Solar," is the world's largest photovoltaic panel manufacturer in terms of production capacity and shipments. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 10,000 MW of PV panels to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
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For further information, please contact:
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86 312 8929787
E-mail: [email protected]
Public Affairs & Public Relations Director
Yingli Green Energy International AG
Tel: +41 (0) 44 567 6143
Email: [email protected]
Marketing & Communications Manager
Yingli Green Energy Spain
T: +34 91 843 67 26
E: [email protected]
In the Americas:
Head of Marketing
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
Email: [email protected]
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