LECLANCHE SA (FRA:CH001627) EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché receives ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification for proprietary environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.

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01/12/2016 06:45

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Leclanché receives ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification for proprietary environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.

01.12.2016 / 06:45
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.

Leclanché receives ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification for proprietary environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.

YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, 1st December 2016: Leclanché SA, the leading vertically integrated energy storage solution company, announced today that it has been certified ISO 14001:2015 by the SQS (Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems). This certification demonstrates the Leclanché's commitment towards environmental management, including its manufacturing processes.

- Leclanché is the first and only global Lithium-Ion battery producer with a water-based cell production process for manufacturing. This contrasts with typical Li-Ion manufacturing processes which use chemical solvents for industrial coating which must be subsequently recycled or burnt.

- Protection of the environment is given high priority in every phase of the Company's product life cycle: saving resources by reduction of waste in manufacturing, separation technology in all areas of chemical processing and gas and water treatment through to systematic recycling and recovery of raw materials.

- The Company's environmental friendly proprietary process is applied to all of its manufactured Li-Ion technologies at both its Yverdon-les-Bains Switzerland and Willstätt Germany sites, for both its proprietary high-cycling and fast-charging lithium titanate (LTO) and higher energy density graphite nickel manganese cobalt (G-NMC) battery storage technologies.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché SA, said: "We are delighted to receive this accreditation which underscores Leclanché's whole-hearted commitment to the environment and its protection. Importantly, this recognition combined with the benefits that energy storage brings to increasing renewables in the energy mix, as well as pioneering emission-free transportation, will further inspire our people and our industry."

Consistent with the Company's commitment to sustainability, Leclanché is a member of the Swiss Inobat Interest Organization for the disposal of batteries and began with the recycling of batteries as early as 60 years ago. The Company has previously been certified by ISO for quality under ISO 9001:2015, and the latest certification under ISO 14001:2015 complements this accreditation.

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About Leclanché
Leclanché is one of the world's leading fully vertically integrated battery energy storage solution providers. It delivers a wide range of turnkey energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, large industries, electricity grids, as well as hybridization for mass transport systems such as bus fleets and ferries. Established in 1909, Leclanché has been a reliable partner for battery energy storage solutions for over 100 years. Founded in the tradition of Georges Leclanché, the inventor of the dry cell battery, Leclanché today has a rich portfolio of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) that include bespoke battery systems from industry leading lithium-ion solutions.

Leclanché is listed on the Swiss stock exchange. SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to Leclanché's business, which can be identified by terminology such as "strategic", "proposes", "to introduce", "will", "planned", "expected", "commitment", "expects", "set", "preparing", "plans", "estimates", "aims", "would", "potential", "awaiting", "estimated", "proposal", or similar expressions, or by expressed or implied discussions regarding the ramp up of Leclanché's production capacity, potential applications for existing products, or regarding potential future revenues from any such products, or potential future sales or earnings of Leclanché or any of its business units.
You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Leclanché regarding future events, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that Leclanché's products will achieve any particular revenue levels. Nor can there be any guarantee that Leclanché, or any of the business units, will achieve any particular financial results.

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Florent Gaillard
Tel.: +41 (0) 24 424 65 52
E-Mail: communication@leclanche.com

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Language: English
Company: Leclanché SA
Av. des Sports 42
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
Phone: +41 (24) 424 65-00
Fax: +41 (24) 424 65-20
E-mail: investors@leclanche.com
Internet: www.leclanche.com
ISIN: CH0110303119, CH0016271550
Valor: A1CUUB, 812950
Listed: SIX Swiss Exchange
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