Hanwha Q CELLS Powers WEF’s Sustainability Certification

Hanwha Q CELLS Powers World Economic Forum Towards ISO 20121:2012 Certification
Flags hang above a sign for the WEF's 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, recognized for its renewable energy measures.

[February 22, 2018] The World Economic Forum (WEF) received ISO 20121:2012 certification from the International Organization for Standardization on the last day of its 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The certification confirms that the WEF's planning and operation of its flagship event are done in an environmentally sustainable manner.

ISO 20121 is a large event-specific variation of the many ISO sustainability certifications issued to organizations around the world. The ISO 20121:2012 designation comes from the 2012 London Olympics, which was influential in the development of the ISO 20121 standard.

In order to qualify for certification, the WEF instituted a large number of sustainability measures, including: carbon offsets for all event-related air travel, the promotion of sustainable transportation (such as walking, public transportation, and hybrid vehicles), efforts to improve energy efficiency, and waste reduction.

Hanwha Q CELLS' solar panels are installed on the Davos Congress Centre's roof to provide the WEF with clean, sustainable energy.

Hanwha Q CELLS' solar modules on the roof of the Davos Congress Centre

Hanwha Group would like to congratulate the WEF for earning ISO 20121:2012 certification and is proud to have contributed to the Forum’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Hanwha Q CELLS donated Q.PEAK 275 Wp solar modules to help provide the WEF with renewable energy. The 340 kW-capacity solar system is installed on the roof of the Davos Congress Center, the WEF Annual Meeting's venue, and can provide enough clean electricity to offset carbon emissions by up to 20 tons a year.

Click here to learn more about Hanwha's participation at the World Economic Forum

Hanwha Group

Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has more than 85 domestic affiliates and over 380 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

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