Sustainable Company Awards 2023

Net-zero progression of the year, global: Jinko Solar

China-based solar energy technology enterprise Jinko Solar says it was first company in the photovoltaic (PV) power industry to join the RE100 and EP100 in 2019, two renewable energy and energy efficiency corporate initiatives led by the non-profit Climate Group committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

It has also joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), undertaking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its value chain by 2050.

In 2022, based on the latest The Greenhouse Gas Protocol and SBTi Corporate Manual, the company says it established a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory, including upstream and downstream assessments of its value chain, and developed GHG emissions reduction goals and roadmap.

Dany QianAs of the end of 2022, solar PV power generation systems with a total of 102.07MW have been built on the roofs of Jinko Solar plant buildings. In conjunction with the introduction of waste heat recovery systems and the conversion of air compressor cooling, Jinko Solar says it reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 32,800 tonnes.

Vice president of Jinko Solar Dany Qian, commented: "At Jinko Solar, we stand united in our mission to optimise the energy portfolio and take responsibility for enabling a sustainable future. This accolade fuels our determination to drive innovation, embrace responsibility, and champion environmental stewardship.

"With our eyes set on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we're not only transforming our business but also contributing to global climate solutions."