Mr. Jifan Gao Becomes a Founding Member of the Newly Launched Private Sector Advisory Board for UNDP in China
Trina Solar Limited , a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions and services, is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Jifan Gao, has become a founding member of the Private Sector Advisory Board (the “Advisory Board”) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, which was launched on Jan. 12, 2016 in Beijing.The Advisory Board aims to bring together some of China’s most influential business minds across industries to collaborate, provide insights, and mobilize resources to assist and promote the universally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Jifan Gao attended the inaugural ceremony and signed a Statement of Commitment with other founding Members.
Trina Solar, as the world’s largest solar module manufacturer and a first-class solar project developer and operator, has been committed to reducing the costs of solar manufacturing and power generation while simultaneously improving the quality of solar products and projects, contributing to enhance the proportion of solar energy in the global energy mix and lowering overall carbon emissions. With over 15 GW of cumulative module shipments as of the third quarter of 2015, Trina Solar’s superior-quality modules have been installed in various solar plants across the globe, which could reduce approximately 18 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, equivalent to planting about 13.3 billion square meters of trees. The Company also believes in promoting green-manufacturing initiatives and has implemented a company-wide ISO50001/GBT23331 energy management system to incorporate energy-saving and sustainable development processes throughout its product design, R&D and manufacturing facilities.
“I am extremely honored to be a founding member of the Advisory Board, which, alongside my position as Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council, and as the first President of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association, is a testament to both our company’s leadership in the solar sector and our dedicated contributions to the advancement of emission-free energy,” said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. “The launch of the Advisory Board will further support the implementation of the SDGs as we believe the private sector plays an indispensable role in sustainable development. With continuous cost reductions driven by technological innovations, solar has become one of the major sources of electricity generation around the world and will play a more important role than ever in tackling climate change issues. In this context, we will continue pooling our strengths to usher in more innovative solutions to promote sustainable development both in China and all over the world, while also committing to fulfilling our social obligations with the goal of boosting green initiatives.”