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Hanwha Q CELLS Powers World Economic Forum Towards ISO 20121:2012 Certification

February 22, 2018
Flags hang above a sign for the WEF's 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, recognized for its renewable energy measures.

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

Founded in 1952, Hanwha has grown quickly by anticipating and responding to changing business environments with a balanced business portfolio that includes energy & materials, aerospace, finance and retail & services. Our expertise and synergy in key areas have catapulted us into the seventh-largest business in South Korea and a Fortune Global 500 company. Hanwha continues to grow rapidly as we strive to pursue global leadership in all of our businesses. We are building a robust foundation for sustainable development and a brighter future for everyone.

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