Singapore, January 18, 2023 – Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAXN) (“Maxeon” or the “Company”), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, announced today that it has been included in the 19th annual Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations after just its second full year of operations. Maxeon earned a place in the top 1% of all global companies evaluated.
The Global 100 is an annual ranking by Corporate Knights, an international sustainable business research firm, which rigorously assesses the performance of the world’s largest publicly listed companies. A suite of 25 quantitative key indicators, ranging from sustainability and natural resource management, employee management, financial metrics, and supplier performance, are used to develop the top 100 list.
The main criteria that ensured the inclusion of Maxeon in 2023 ranking were, among others, the Company’s total revenue generation from clean power and sustainable investments, sustainability of its supply chain, respect for human and labor rights at the Company’s factories, its circular economy practices such as recycling and lean manufacturing, and the Company’s female representation in the executive management team.
“Sustainability for Maxeon is a 360° commitment and at the core of everything we do. We are honored to be acknowledged as one of the most responsible corporations in the world,” said Mark Babcock, interim CEO at Maxeon. “We see this recognition both as a validation of our current business model and an incentive to go even further. Maxeon supports the clean energy transition by ensuring easy access to highly-efficient solar panels which last longer than any other panel in the industry, reducing demand for new materials and avoiding millions of tons of carbon emissions every year. However, we know that renewable generation still needs to be scaled up significantly to fight climate change and ensure a livable future for all. At Maxeon, we are dedicated to this goal; we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in partnership with all our valued stakeholders to leave a positive impact on the communities we work with and the planet.”
“With renewables set to take the stage as global power capacity increases in the coming years, solar panels are becoming an increasingly important player in the world’s energy mix. We are pleased to see companies like Maxeon lead with 100% sustainable investment and revenue, joining the Global 100 ranks alongside other leading sustainability performers.” said Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights’ CEO and co-founder.
“We are proud to be included in the ranking and to join a number of other inspiring organizations recognized for being at the forefront of tackling the global energy and climate crisis. At Maxeon, we are committed to the protection of the environment by powering a circular economy, while being a fair and inclusive business.” concluded Lindsey Wiedmann, Chief Legal Officer and Global ESG Executive Leader at Maxeon.
For the full list of the Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 Index and details on methodology, visit https://www.corporateknights.com/resources/global-100/.