Trina Solar #1 in SVTC’s Solar Scorecard for 3rd straight year 

Gao Jifan

Trina Solar has been ranked No.1 for its environmental and social performance in the 2014 Solar Scorecard from Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC).

Trina Solar scored 92 out of maximum of 100, the highest among the 29 competing solar companies including SunPower, First Solar, SolarWorld, REC, Panasonic, Sharp and Yingli.

Sun Power was ranked second with a score of 88, while Yingli Solar grabbed third position with a score of 81.

The other two PV makers in the 2014 Leaders List include SolarWorld and REC.

Suntech and First Solar could not make to the top list. They were included in the Above Average list with scores 58 and 56 respectively.

This is the third consecutive year Trina Solar has been ranked No.1 in SVTC ranking.

SVTC solar scorecard
This announcement comes shortly after IHS ranked Trina Solar  as the largest module supplier for 2014, replacing last year’s leader Yingli Green Energy.

The 2014 Solar Scorecard ranking is based on twelve important factors including extended producer responsibility (EPR), emissions transparency, chemical reduction plan, workers’ rights, health, safety, supply chains, conflict materials, module toxicity, high value recycling, prison labor, biodiversity, water, energy and GHGs.

Trina Solar also ranked first for 11 out of 12 different criteria evaluated for the final evaluation.

Commenting on this achievement, Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, said the award recognizes the company’s leadership in consistently reducing the use of toxic chemicals, developing responsible recycling systems and protecting workers throughout the manufacturing supply chain.

Rajani Baburajan

editor@greentechlead.com