JinkoSolar, an innovative global solar module manufacturer, has earned a top ranking as the leading manufacturer in Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s latest Solar Scorecard.
JinkoSolar earned a score of 100/100, more than the other 36 module manufacturers in the scorecard, the company announced in a statement.
The scorecard is a resource for consumers, investors, developers, EPCs, distributors, and installers who want to purchase PV modules from responsible product stewards. Scorecard criteria includes environmental, health, and safety metrics.
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.
This JinkoSolar achievement comes a year after the company became the first PV module manufacturer to join the RE100, pledging to power 100% of its operations with renewables by 2025, the company statement noted.
Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar, commented: “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.”
Sheila Davis, Executive Director of SVTC, remarked: “We applaud JinkoSolar for its transparency, leadership, and commitment to producing modules in a clean and responsible way. Customers have choices when they make purchases, and we hope that the Solar Scorecard can help them make informed decisions.”