JinkoSolar Tops in Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s Scorecard

Solar module maker JinkoSolar has been emerged as top manufacturer in Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s (SVTC) latest solar Scorecard with a score of 100/100, more than the other 36 module manufacturers in the list.

September 09, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar has been emerged as top manufacturer in Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s (SVTC) latest solar Scorecard with a score of 100/100, more than the other 36 module manufacturers in the list. 

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a nonprofit 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.  

The Scorecard is a resource for consumers, investors, developers, EPCs, distributors, and installers who want to purchase PV modules from responsible product stewards. The Scorecard sriteria includes environmental, health, and safety metrics.

This achievement comes a year after the company became the first PV module manufacturer to join the RE100, pledging to power 100 per cent of its operations with renewables by 2025. 

Speaking on the company’s achievement, Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar, said “we support SVTC’s goal to ensure that the solar industry does not overlook the importance of equitable environmental and holistic sustainable approaches to all business operations. We hope more of our peers follow our lead. So the solar industry as a whole can become a beacon of sustainable practices.”

“We applaud JinkoSolar for its transparency, leadership, and commitment to producing modules in a clean and responsible way,” said Sheila Davis, Executive Director of SVTC.

Davis further added “customers have choices when they make purchases, and we hope that the solar Scorecard can help them make informed decisions.”

The company distributes it solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial, and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions.

It has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 17.5 GW for silicon wafers, 10.6 GW for solar cells, and 16.0 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2020. 

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