21.8.2007: Meldung: Canadian Solar Inc.: Materials Management Certification

Canadian Solar Receives QC 080000 Hazardous Materials Management Certification
Monday August 20, 8:00 am ET

JIANGSU, China, Aug. 20 / Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", or "CSI", or "we") today announced that its Changshu factory has completed its audit for the QC 080000 IECQ Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) qualification, which the Company believes makes it one of the first solar module manufacturing companies to receive the certification.

QC 080000 IECQ HSPM is the international technical specification for an organization"s processes to manage and minimize, or eliminate hazardous substances. The qualification confirms that CSI has a process-oriented quality management system (QMS) in place, compliant with ISO 9001:2000. The distinguished qualification carries with it the potential for reduced testing and supplier management costs, and the reduced risk of violating laws in a changing regulatory landscape.

The audit was conducted by the internationally recognized certification body TUV, a leading international safety testing and certification services company.

Meanwhile, CSI"s newly built solar cell factory in Suzhou and its recently built module factory in Luoyang has passed ISO 9001:2000 certification audits by TUV last week. As a result, all of CSI production facilities are now certified to ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of CSI, said, "The qualification demonstrates CSI"s high standard and industry leadership on product safety. It also demonstrates our technical competence and operational skill with regards to the ability to manufacture high quality products, while maintaining our devotion to environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. We are fully prepared to move into lead-free module production if required to by regulatory bodies, which further highlights the ability of CSI"s management team to respond to changes in the regulatory landscape for renewable energy. This recognition of our operational efficiency and integrity will further bolster our global reputation, and will help raise our profile with potential new customers."

About Canadian Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: CSIQ - News)

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cell, solar module and custom-designed solar application products serving worldwide customers. CSI is incorporated in Canada and conducts all of its manufacturing operations in China. Backed by years of experience and knowledge in the solar power market and the silicon industry, CSI has become a major global provider of solar power products for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit http://www.csisolar.com .

For more information, please contact:

In Jiangsu, P.R. China
Bing Zhu, Chief Financial Officer
Canadian Solar Inc.
Tel: +86-512-6269-6755
Email: ir@csisolar.com

In the U.S.
David Pasquale
The Ruth Group
Tel: +1-646-536-7006
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com

Source: Canadian Solar Inc.
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