Trina Solar Completes BSI Product Carbon Footprint Verification
CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that it has obtained Carbon Footprint Verification (the "Verification") for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution (BSI), a leading international standards and certification body.
In accordance with PAS 2050:2011 and ISO 14067 (DIS) 2012-1-6, BSI verified the greenhouse gas emissions during the life cycle of the Company's monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar PV modules. The Verification involves assessing the carbon footprint at various stages of the product life cycle, such as the acquisition of raw materials, process activities phase and packaging. It provides dependable evidence of the environmental benefits of Trina Solar's products. In quantifying the amount of CO2 emitted during the life cycle of the Company's modules, the findings suggest a relatively short carbon payback time, given reasonable assumptions on the carbon offset potentials of the modules during their usage period.
"This verification demonstrates Trina Solar's active commitment to sustainable development and a low carbon economy," said Mr. Jifan Gao, CEO and Chairman of Trina Solar. "We strive to continuously reduce the carbon footprint of our manufacturing and commercial operations through technological innovation and efficiency enhancements."
"We are pleased to have supported Trina Solar in their product carbon footprint verification," said Dr. Yi Min Gao, Managing Director of BSI China. "As a pioneer in the solar industry, Trina Solar continues to display its dedication to corporate social responsibility and environmental protection. BSI looks forward to continuing to work with Trina Solar to raise awareness of environmental protection."
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at http://www.trinasolar.com.
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI's influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe. For further information visit: http://www.bsigroup.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company's ability to raise additional capital to finance the Company's activities; the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the Company's ability to operate as a public company; the period of time for which the Company's current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; general economic and business conditions; demand in various markets for solar products; the volatility of the Company's operating results and financial condition; the Company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.
For further information, please contact:
Trina Solar Limited
Terry Wang, CFO
Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2009 (Changzhou)
Thomas Young, Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: + (1) 408-207-2786 (San Jose)
Phone: + (86) 10-6566-2256
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