10/01/2015

Canadian Solar Publishes 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced it has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

The CSR report shows our commitment to sustainable social and environmental development. Our 2014 CSR report strictly follows the international standard for sustainability reports, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4, and demonstrates Canadian Solar's firm commitment to making the difference.

Some of the highlights of Canadian Solar's CSR 2014 report include:

-- Platform for sustainable growth strengthened by a 79% increase in revenue 2014

-- Factory water consumption reduced by about 50% in Luoyang Plant

-- CO2 emissions dropped by more than 15% per kWh since 2011

-- Energy generation from own PV plants increased by over 300%

-- Ranked #1 for corporate social responsibility at Randstad Awards Canada 2014

-- Ranked #4 out of 150 corporations for Most Attractive Employer in Canada

While the bulk of the report reviews Canadian Solar's social, economic and environmental sustainability efforts over the last few years, it is also a forward-looking document.

"Whatever technological bottlenecks we are currently pushing against, energy storage and photovoltaic efficiency will doubtlessly see big technology advancements in the coming years. This in turn will help our global effort fighting against climate change and improve the well-being of people in the world," observes the President and CEO of Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu.

Source: Canadian Solar Inc./canadiansolar.com