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SUNTECH POWER ADR : Suntech Recognized as a New Sustainability Champion by World Economic Forum

09/28/2011 | 08:06am US/Eastern
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WUXI, China, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a New Sustainability Champion in their recent report entitled 'Redefining the Future Growth: The New Sustainability Champions'. Suntech was the only solar company to be named New Sustainability Champion, underscoring its commitment and achievement to continually lead the renewable energy industry in terms of sustainability and innovation.

"Suntech is honored to be recognized as a New Sustainability Champion by the World Economic Forum," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Founder and CEO. "As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, this recognition reaffirms Suntech's vision to be a sustainable, responsible company delivering energy choices for tomorrow. In the next ten years, Suntech will perpetually make strategic investments to accelerate humanity's transition towards a more sustainable and responsible way of living."

The report, prepared with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), takes into account criteria covering sustainability, innovation, scalability, geography and company size. Additionally, the World Economic Forum and BCG analyzed over 1,000 businesses around the world and identified 16 fast-growth companies, including Suntech, who demonstrated ability in tackling challenges of performance, innovation, sustainability and growth.

"Suntech stands out as a New Sustainability Champion, a company fully committed to business excellence and the improvement of society," said Jerry Yu, Director, Center for Global Growth Companies, World Economic Forum. "Together with World Economic Forum, we are confident that Suntech will continually inspire and lead the next generation of companies around the world to be more sustainable, innovative, and environmentally responsible."

Suntech recently launched the first global edition of its Sustainability Report 2010, which showcases the company's successes and opportunities with sustainable business initiatives. Known for its technology leadership, all of Suntech's R&D programs have a clear goal - reduce the cost of harnessing solar energy and increase the performance of solar cells and panels to ultimately make solar affordable for everyone, everywhere. However, Suntech's commitment to sustainability goes beyond its products. The company works closely with industry partners around the world to take responsibility for the complete environmental lifecycle of its products and operations. In January 2011, Suntech was also awarded the "Global Leader Award 2011" from Murphy&Spitz recognizing Suntech's exceptional EH&S practices.

To learn more about Suntech's sustainability efforts, please down the Sustainability Report 2010 here.

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 15,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.

For more information about Suntech's people and products visit: http://www.suntech-power.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements, and includes statements relating to the company's leadership in sustainability, innovation, technology, and environment, health, and safety standards. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact
Shashin Surti
Weber Shandwick for Suntech
Tel: +86 21 2411 0046
Email: Suntech@webershandwick.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

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