LONGi has announced that it has secured an “Energy Innovation Award” from the organizing committee of the 2020 edition of the China CSR Ceremony for its long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the technological innovation of its Hi-MO series modules.
The CSR Ceremony invited experts from Bureau Veritas Group and MoRecycle as the assessment team, which evaluated the Hi-MO series modules against international CSR standards, such as ISO 26000, Social Responsibility Performance and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
As an organization committed to social responsibility, LONGi has established a mechanism to coordinate and manage the company's donations to charities, to ensure that the activities of the headquarters and all business units are consistent with the company's social responsibility planning and philanthropic vision. During 2020, the company, through the LONGi One Percent Foundation, announced a donation of 10 million RMB to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.
LONGi also recognizes that participation in and implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) can promote global governance and present development opportunities. The company combines UNSDGs with its business values, and identifies with the importance and intent of the relevant UNSDGs to the organisation.
In 2019, LONGi released its “China PV Outlook 2050” report at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, the first time a private renewable company, as a key participant, had developed a clean energy technology outlook report on a specific country.
Being the most innovative solar technology company in the renewable energy sector, LONGi has constantly worked towards developing and delivering high efficiency, high reliability and high-quality modules. From monocrystalline to PERC technology, to bifacial modules and industry-leading gallium-doped low-degradation technology, to 166mm (Hi-MO4) and 182mm (Hi-MO5) offerings, LONGi products have always been trendsetters for the industry. In 2020, LONGi ranked top among all solar manufacturers, according to new data released by PV InfoLink, with over 20GW of module shipments.
With China aiming to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, decarbonization initiatives provide major opportunities to accelerate technology innovation and industrial upgrades in the PV industry. The “Energy Innovation Award” represents strong recognition of LONGi’s success in its continuous innovation and green manufacturing in the renewable energy industry. The company will continue to deliver against its corporate social responsibilities, further developing its “Solar for Solar” concept of manufacturing products using 100% clean energy in order to achieve a negative carbon footprint.