2021-08-05CANADIAN SOLAR PUBLISHES ITS 2020 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
GUELPH, ON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which presents the Company’s commitments, progress and achievements towards contributing to a better and more sustainable future from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective.
The sustainability disclosures in this report are aligned with global standards, namely SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). The full Sustainability Report is available here.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO, said “We are very pleased to announce the publication of our 2020 Sustainability Report, which was prepared in line with our revamped sustainability strategy. The saying goes that ‘what doesn’t get measured doesn’t get managed’, so now we are rigorously monitoring a range of sustainability factors, set ambitious targets, and incorporate ESG in every major business decision we make. We will continue to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy to our customers; lead the global effort to decarbonize our economies; and Make the Difference to all our stakeholders.”
Ms. Hanbing Zhang, Chief Sustainability Officer, added, “For Canadian Solar, sustainability is more than just environmental sustainability. We are strongly committed to building a safe, diverse and inclusive culture, and to contributing to a responsible supply chain. We will continue to polish both our practices and disclosures over the coming years and look forward to engaging with our stakeholders on the ways in which we can improve further.”
Ms. Hanbing Zhang is Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing at CSI Solar Co., Ltd., Canadian Solar’s majority-owned subsidiary. She was previously the Global Head of Marketing at Canadian Solar from 2005 to 2020. Ms. Zhang founded Women in Solar Energy (WISE) in 2019, an industry association to promote the participation and career development of women in the solar industry, and is the president of WISE. Ms. Zhang holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada.