LUXEMBOURG and DONGYING, China, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, announced today that, it has passed successfully the OHSAS 18001 international standards for occupational health and safety after auditing by TUV Rheinland.
CNPV continues to charge through the certifications accreditations as part of its commitment to business excellence. Barely pausing to breathe, determined to succeed, the Company continues to invest in its systems and people. Recognising that the rigours of external assessment bring much higher benefit that the approval itself, the Company continues to stretch its targets and "punch above its weight". Never a Company to take the easy option, it instructed TUV Rheinland to audit against OHSAS 180001 after making internal preparation over a period of six months. The announcement today is not only the achievement of OHSAS 18001, but the first China based PV Company to achieve accreditation for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 from TUV Rheinland, one of the most respected certification bodies in the world.
The lead auditor for TUV Rheinland confirmed, "As a result of CNPV's accreditation for this Health and Safety standard, and a collective review of our database, we can confirm that this is the First China based PV Company to have achieved accreditation for Quality, Environmental and EHS systems from our organisation. We are delighted to work with them as they proceed onto their next qualification, which judging by the speed of their recent commitment, will be in the near future."
"Fantastic," confirmed Mr. Zhang Shunfu, CNPV's CEO and Mr B. Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV's COO & CTO. "To be able to confirm from TUV Rheinland that our commitment to the health and safety standards of our employees is on the right track is very fulfilling. Our choice of TUV Rheinland, one of the most reputed and challenging certification bodies, was driven by our wish to test our systems, hopefully finding where we could, and can, improve to the benefit of all. When we subsequently found out that we were the first China based PV Company to achieve accreditation for the three systems from this demanding certification organisation, our desire to develop further was further stimulated. Our long term strategy of growth requires clear and careful systems management. We have set demanding targets for ourselves, taken the harder options where possible, all in the knowledge that by making change and constantly evaluating our performance we can achieve the approaching targets more efficiently. We are delighted that we have achieved this milestone on our strategic map, it gives us great confidence to push forwards quickly onto our next challenge."
OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help organizations to control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.
CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Solar Power Company Limited, is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules. CNPV designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. Reliability & longevity are built into our world-class crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, which undergo rigorous internal tests and external certifications (IEC61215, IEC61730, UL, and CE) to ensure peak performance and safety. For further information, please visit CNPV's website at http://www.cnpv-power.com
About TÜV Rheinland Group The TÜV Rheinland is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Since our foundation in 1872, we have been developing safe and sustainable solutions for the challenges arising from the interaction between man, the environment and technology.As an independent, neutral and professional organization, we are committed to working towards a future that can fulfil the needs of both mankind and the environment in the long term. http://www.tuv.com
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CNPV Solar Power SA
B.Veerraju Chaudary, COO, CTO & Member of the Board
Bill Milewski, VP-Investor Relations,
SOURCE: CNPV Solar Power SA