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SolarWorld AG is industry leader in dedication to sustainability and transparency

18-10-11

Company placed at the top of independent rankings

Credible commitment to sustainability is getting more and more important for both investors and consumers. For its dedication to sustainable corporate management and transparent financial reporting, SolarWorld AG has attained the best scores in independent rankings. The current annual report of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for Germany, which was presented in Frankfurt am Main yesterday, highlights SolarWorld AG as the “Sector Leader“ among renewable energies. Within the framework of the Carbon Disclosure Project, more than 551 institutional investors worldwide are cooperating to create more transparency concerning the emission of greenhouse gases that damage the climate. To this end, the Carbon Disclosure Project collects data from companies once a year on a voluntary basis concerning their CO2 emissions as well as their strategies and concrete measures for climate protection. In comparison to other companies of the renewable energy industry, SolarWorld AG disclosed its information in the most detailed fashion and therefore occupies the top spot.

“As Sector Leader we are again setting standards in sustainability and transparency,“ comments Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG. “For us, sustainability is not just a buzz word but the very core of our actions. It is filled with life and meaning at all levels. We strive to achieve the best possible ecological and social standards,” says Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck.

For the high quality of its financial reporting, SolarWorld AG again received an accolade in this year’s “Best Annual Reports” competition by Manager Magazin. In the overall ranking, the group occupied tenth place among the 160 most important companies listed in the DAX, MDAX, SDAX and TecDAX. With its integrated financial and sustainability reporting, which includes ecological and social key performance indicators, SolarWorld AG was again able to place itself ahead of all other companies in the renewable energies sector.

About SolarWorld AG: The SolarWorld AG Group (ISIN: DE0005108401) is a worldwide leader in offering brand-name, high quality, crystalline solar power technology. Its strength is its fully integrated solar production. From silicon as the raw material through wafers, cells and modules all the way to turn-key solar systems of all sizes, the group combines all stages of the solar value chain. The central business activity is selling quality modules into the installation and distribution trades and crystalline wafers to the international solar cell industry. Group headquarters are located in Bonn, Germany. The group´s largest production facilities operate in Freiberg, Germany and Hillsboro in the U.S. State of Oregon. Sustainability is the basis of the group strategy. Under the name Solar2World, the group supports care projects using off-grid solar-power solutions in developing countries, exemplifying sustainable economic development. Worldwide, SolarWorld employs around 3,300 people. SolarWorld AG has been quoted on the stock exchange since 1999 and today is listed on, among others, the technology index TecDAX and the ÖkoDAX as well as in the sustainability index NAI.

Contact:
SolarWorld AG Investor Relations / Corporate Communications,
Tel: +49 228 55920-470; Fax:+49 228 559 20-9470,
Email: placement@solarworld.de 
Internet: www.solarworld.de



 
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