SolarWorld at a glance


The principle of sustainability
The present integrated report combines financial and sustainability reporting. Following the claim of sustainability, we have streamlined the consolidated annual report: Especially relevant ecological and societal topics are extensively portrayed in the annual report. A “sustainability” factsheet contains an overview of the quantitative data. Factsheet Sustainability At the end of each chapter of the group management report, information boxes refer to the details on our sustainability performance that are available online.

All further details of our sustainability performance are interactively prepared in the online report. In this way, we facilitate the demand-oriented search in the online report thus additionally reducing the printing effort in the spirit of sustainability. As a supplement to the ready-to-print PDF version on the Internet, we offer you the possibility of having a print-out made by us and sent to you (print-on-demand). Order form

Comprehensive performance audit
We have had the entire reporting audited by BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. The information on the asset, finance and earnings situation is based on the requirements of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and, where applicable, on German commercial law and the German accounting principles (German GAAP). Sustainability reporting follows the international guidelines (G3) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and has consistently reached the highest level of A+ since 2007. At the same time, it serves as a Communication on Progress (COP) for the implementation of the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. The audit of the sustainability data has been conducted in line with the German principles of the proper audit review of reports in the area of sustainability identified by the German Institute of Certified Public Accountants (IDW). These principles include the requirements of the "International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000" and do in fact go beyond them.

Rounding differences may occur.