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Company Response

26 Jul 2021

AES responds

AES strongly condemns the use of forced labor in the solar industry supply chain and supports fully investigating all such allegations. sPower, which merged with AES’ clean energy business in the US earlier this year, has been a leader on this issue since 2013. AES has been working with the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) over the past year to develop industry standards and guidelines to address this abhorrent labor practice, with the goal of eradicating it from the manufacturing and supply of solar modules and their component parts. Together with SEIA and The American Clean Power Association (ACP), we are analyzing this issue in depth to identify appropriate actions that will effectively verify and address any allegations of forced labor... AES purchases from JinkoSolar do not include the use of forced labor in any part of the supply chain, as demonstrated by their supplier qualifications and traceability protocols.