Foundations for a sustainable future

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Canadian Solar’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2015 reveals a commitment to social and environmental considerations that runs broad and deep. It was completed in line with the international standard for sustainability reports, the Global Reporting Initiative G4, and demonstrates our firm commitment to making the difference. Highlights featured include:

Economic highlights 2015:

  • 51.6% annual increase in module sales
  • $3.5 billion total revenue
  • Top-3 market shares in Japan, India, Canada, USA, Central America and other territories

Environmental highlights 2015:

  • Energy generation from own PV plants increased by over 1,000%
  • Water use per MW decreased 23% since 2014
  • Wastewater discharge per MW dropped by 35% since 2014
  • CO2 needed per MW has been reduced by 42% compared to 2012

Social highlights 2015:

  • Named Canada‘s Most Attractive Employer in the sixth annual Randstad Awards
  • Ranked #1 for corporate social responsibility in Randstad Awards
  • More than 6,300 staff members were trained in 2015, more than 70% of all employees

Moving into 2017, we have opened three more factories in Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil, bringing solar energy and high-quality jobs to local communities. Download the environmentally friendly PDF or click on the flipbook cover below for fullscreen reading.