LONGi Green Energy Technology, a global leading renewable energy company, was recognized in the 2023 FORTUNE China ESG Impact List for its long-term commitment and dedication on the ESG-related efforts. LONGi was among 40 top companies from various sectors in China that were recognized by FORTUNE China.
This is the second time for LONGi, a renewable energy giant, that has made to the FORTUNE China ESG Impact List. FORTUNE China says “LONGi, as a world-leading company in the PV sector, has helped boost the low-carbon energy transition of the world economy with its monocystalline PV products and solutions.”
“The 40 Chinese companies that are included in the FORTUNEChina ESG Impact List have all made outstanding efforts in improving environment, protection employees and supporting communities. They all have been exploring a growth path that is sustainable and inclusive,” says FORTUNE China.
LONGi is the only Chinese company that has joined all four initiative related to climate change, that include the RE100, EP100 and EV100 by the Climate Group and SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative). Over the years, LONGi has been firmly fulfilling its commitments and continuously promoting the implementation of these initiatives.
In 2022, LONGi has established a greenhouse gas emission accounting system. The company has promised to achieve 100% clean energy use for its global operations by 2028.
By 2030, LONGi promises to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 60%, and to work with its suppliers to reduce the carbon-emission intensity by 20% for the polycystalline silicon materials, PV cells and glass it procures. In 2022, LONGi initiated the “Supply Chain Green Partners Empowerment Plan”, and has empowered over 480 suppliers.
LONGi’s Zero-carbon Factory in Baoshan of China’s southwestern Yunnan Province has achieved 99.09% green energy use, with energy-conservation and technology innovation projects undergoing.
The company has launched a comprehensive training system that covers business leadership, professional skills, internationalization, and corporate culture, with a special focus to employees that LONGi enrolled among university graduates. In 2022, LONGi has offered over 290,000 times of training sessions to its global staff.
On April 22, 2023, LONGi joined hands with All-China Environment Federation (ACEF) to host the 2023 World Earth Day “Solar for All” themed event, and invited representatives from the China branches of United Nations entities and departments, as well as international and domestic NGOs, to discuss the mechanism and roadmaps to promote energy equity empowered by renewable energy.
At the event, LONG unveiled the “Zero Carbon Energy for Earth” initiative, together with institutions and organizations including the China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC), The Energy Investment Professional Committee of IAC (EIPC), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Global Environmental Institute (GEI), to call for the large-scale development of zero-carbon power represented by PV solar power and promote global energy equity. Li Zhenguo, Founder and President of LONGi says, “As a responsible global green energy technology company, LONGi is committed to becoming an advocate, practitioner and leader for the sustainable development of the global clean energy sector. LONGi will build an industry-leading sustainable development management system and continue its ESG best practices, in order to make PV solar power the clean energy that is affordable to mankind.”