SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Cayman Islands||001-34615||Not Applicable|
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer |
1 Jingke Road
Shangrao Economic Development Zone
Jiangxi Province, 334100
People’s Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Haiyun (Charlie) Cao, Chief Financial Officer
Sebastian Liu, Investor Relations
Tel: (86-793) 846-9699
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report.)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
|x||Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.|
|Section 1.||Conflict Minerals Disclosure|
|Item 1.01.||Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report|
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Australia, Jordan and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 8.0 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 5.0 GW for solar cells, and 8.0 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2017.
JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its eight productions facilities in Jiangxi Province, Zhejiang Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, Malaysia and Portugal, 16 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.
The disclosures set forth herein for the reporting period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 are presented to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. According to section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the definition in the Form SD and for the purposes of this assessment, “conflict minerals” are defined as columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives, which are limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten.
Description of Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry
JinkoSolar has taken the following steps as part of its reasonable country of origin inquiry to determine whether any conflict minerals may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country:
|·||Prepared a list of the materials used during the production of its products;|
|·||Determined whether any conflict minerals were necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by JinkoSolar (“necessary conflict minerals”);|
|·||Identified the suppliers whose products contained necessary conflict minerals (“Suppliers in Concern”);|
|·||Requested that the Suppliers in Concern provide a statement on where they obtained their products and materials that contained conflict minerals and the origin for these products and materials; and|
|·||Analyzed whether the necessary conflict minerals used by JinkoSolar during the reporting period may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country or whether they were from scrap or recycled sources.|
JinkoSolar determined that during the reporting period, the only conflict mineral necessary to the functionality or production of products that it manufactures or contracts to be manufactured was tin. Tin-coated copper ribbon used in the production of solar modules uses tin. JinkoSolar has made inquiries with all its suppliers of tin-coated copper ribbon about the source of the tin used in their products and further requested that these suppliers provide confirmation of origin for the tin contained in their products. JinkoSolar does not make purchases of raw ore or unrefined conflict minerals and makes no purchases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
Based on JinkoSolar’s reasonable country of origin inquiry, JinkoSolar has no reason to believe that its necessary conflict minerals may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
Link in JinkoSolar’s Corporate Website
This specialized disclosure report on Form SD can be accessed on JinkoSolar’s investor relations website at http://ir.jinkosolar.com/.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
|JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.|
|By:||/s/ Haiyun (Charlie) Cao|
|Name:||Haiyun (Charlie) Cao|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: May 24, 2018