July 17, 2013 - Canadian Solar today announced that its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Manufacturing Ontario, has received the OHSAS 18001: 2007 health and safety management system and ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management system, certifications of conformance. The certifications were authorized by TUV Rheinland.
As a result, Canadian Solar has achieved international recognized high standard of environmental, health and safety management for all of its facilities.
Concurrently, Canadian Solar Manufacturing Ontario Inc., is now approved for products listed on the British Board of Agrement MCS certificate BBA 0030, supplying PV modules to the UK market as well.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said, "We are pleased to achieve the important OHSAS and ISO certifications, which both underscores our dedication to our employees' occupational health and safety and demonstrates our commitment to reducing the use of hazardous materials for the environment."
"What became very apparent with Canadian Solar was that the management team was very much involved and took a keen interest in providing resources and support to achieve the objective of registering an integrated environmental and health and safety management system to ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007," said Simone Robson, Lead Auditor at TUV Rheinland. "The facility is truly a showpiece – clean and organized, with good use of visual management tools. Importantly, the management and employees are highly experienced professionals, knowledgeable, dedicated and really care about the environment, health and safety."