Corporate Governance

Committee Composition

Trina Solar maintains the Compensation, Nominating, Corporate Governance and Audit committees.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeCorporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Independent Directors
Jerome Corcoran Financial Expert
Jerome Corcoran

Mr. Jerome Corcoran has been an independent director of our company since December 18, 2006. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Corcoran was a managing director at Merrill Lynch's China Private Equity Group in Beijing, China. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Corcoran had served as a managing director and the head of international investment banking of Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Mr. Corcoran retired from his investment banking career in 1998 and has been managing his personal wealth since his retirement. Mr... 
Chairperson Committee Member Committee Member
Dr. Yeung Kwok On 
Dr. Yeung Kwok On

Dr. Yeung Kwok On has been an independent director of our company since August 6, 2010. Dr. Yeung is the Philips Chair Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Centre of Organization and People Excellence at China Europe International Business School (“CEIBS”). He was also the founding director of CEO Learning Consortium, a learning platform where CEOs from more than 30 leading firms in China joined together to share the best practices on issues critical to business growth and succ... 
  Committee Member Chairperson
Liping Qiu 
Liping Qiu

Mr. Liping Qiu has been a director of our company since May 2006. He is a co-founder of Milestone Capital, a China-focused private equity investment company, and the general partner of Milestone China Opportunities Fund I and Fund II, L.P, a partnership that invests primarily in high-growth Chinese companies, since 2002. In 2001, Mr. Qiu was Bear Stearns's Beijing Office Representative, responsible for investment banking operations in China. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Qiu was at Merrill Lynch's d... 

Committee Member   
Qian Zhao 
Qian Zhao

Mr. Qian Zhao has been an independent director of our company since May 18, 2007.Mr. Zhao is a founding partner of CXC China Sustainable Growth Fund, a private equity fund that makes investments in China –based companies. He is also a managing director of CXC Capital, Inc. which is the management company of CXC China Sustainable Growth Fund. Mr. Zhao co-founded Haiwen & Partners, a preeminent China corporate finance law firm in Beijing, and was a senior partner of the law firm. He worked in Sull... 
Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
 

Corporate Governance Guidelines

The Board of Directors of Trina Solar Limited has adopted set of Corporate Governance Guidelines to assist the Board in the exercise of its responsibilities and to serve the interests of the Company and shareholders.

To learn more about our corporate governance guidelines, please download corporate governance guidelines for details. Thank you.

> TSL: Corporate Governance Guidelines
 

Differences Differences between Cayman Islands and NYSE Corporate Governance Practices

Trina Solar Limited's American Depositary Shares are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"). As such, Trina Solar Limited is subject to corporate governance requirements imposed by both the SEC and the NYSE.

Trina Solar Limited was incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Under Section 303A of the NYSE's Listed Company Manual, NYSE-listed non-US companies may, in general, follow their home country corporate governance practices in lieu of some of the NYSE corporate governance requirements. A NYSE-listed non-US company is required to provide a general summary of the significant differences to its US investors either on the company website or in its annual report distributed to its US investors. Trina Solar Limited is committed to a high standard of corporate governance. As such, Trina Solar Limited endeavors to comply with most of the NYSE corporate governance practices. Trina Solar Limited believes that there are no significant differences between its corporate governance practices and those followed by domestic companies under the listing standards of the NYSE.

March 2009

 

Compensation Committee

The purpose of the Compensation Committee of the Board is to discharge the Board's responsibilities relating to compensation of the Company's executives, including reviewing and evaluating and, if necessary, revising the compensation plans, policies and programs of the Company adopted by the Company's management, and to review and approve the annual report on executive compensation for inclusion in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Committee shall ensure that compensation programs are designed to encourage high performance, promote accountability and assure that employee interests are aligned with the interests of the Company's shareholders.

To learn more about our compensation committee activities, please download compensation committee for details. Thank you.

> TSL: Compensation Committee Charter
 

Nominating Committee

The purpose of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee is to assist the Board in discharging the Board's responsibilities regarding: Identification, and recommendation to the Board for selection, of qualified candidates as director nominees to be elected at the next annual meeting of shareholders (or special meeting of shareholders at which directors are to be elected); Identification, and recommendation to the Board for selection, of qualified candidates to fill any vacancies on the Board; Annual review of the composition of the Board in light of the characteristics of independence, qualification, experience and availability of the Board members; The development and recommendation to the Board of a set of corporate governance guidelines and principles applicable to the Company (the "Corporate Governance Guidelines"); and Monitoring of compliance with the Company's code of business conduct and ethics, including reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company's internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

To learn more about our nominating committee activities, please download nominating committee for details. Thank you.

> TSL: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
 

Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board with its oversight responsibilities regarding: the integrity of the Company's financial statements; the Company's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements the independent auditor's qualifications and independence; and the performance of the Company's internal audit function and independent auditor. The Committee shall prepare the report required by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F.

To learn more about our audit activities, please download audit committee for details. Thank you.

>TSL: Audit Committee Charter

 

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

Trina Solar Code of Business Conduct and Ethics contains general guidelines for conducting the business of Trina Solar Limited consistent with the highest standard of business ethics , and is intended to qualify a s a "code of ethics" within the meaning of Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 20002 and the rules promulgated thereunder.

To learn more about our code of business conducts and ethics, please download business conducts and ethics for details. Thank you.

TSL: Code of Business Conducts & Ethics
 

Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Policy is the Company’s policy to treat complaints about accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters, or questionable financial practices seriously and expeditiously.
To view our Whistleblower Policy, please click here.

 

Shareholder Rights Plan

To view our shareholder rights plan, please click here.