STOCKHOLM & WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boston-Power®, Inc., the rapidly growing provider of next-generation lithium-ion batteries, today announced that company founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud has earned the prestigious 2010 Sustainable Leadership Award. Presented by the Swedish Association of Environmental Managers and adding to an expanding list of international accolades for Dr. Lampe-Önnerud’s contributions to combating climate change and fostering environmental sustainability, the award ceremony was a highlight of Sustainability Day in Sweden.
Joining Dr. Lampe-Önnerud as finalists for this year’s award were: Britt Almqvist, M.D., of Ahlqvist-Almqvist Arkitekter AB; Sofie Gunolf, CEO of Indiska; and Anna Spjuth, Hotel Director at the Scandic Malmen Hotel.
On naming Dr. Lampe-Önnerud the recipient of the award, the selection committee recognized her for “…giving hope and confidence by providing a very effective part of the solution to the global sustainability problem that so many others only talk about.” The association continued, “Dr. Lampe-Önnerud is an internationally recognized innovator and entrepreneur, a role model whose commitment to sustainable development permeates her business and creates interest in others. She is a fearless pioneer and a true visionary.”
“Boston-Power has a longstanding commitment to the environment and we’re proud to be involved in the effort to combat climate change,” said Dr. Lampe-Önnerud. “That commitment is part of what led us to develop our lithium-ion battery technology and we remain dedicated to delivering game-changing, environmentally certified energy storage solutions that underscore a respect for the environment. We’re honored to receive this distinction and along with the three other impressive finalists we encourage everyone to play a part in fostering environmental sustainability.”
The Sustainable Leadership Award is presented to an individual whose leadership contributes significantly to the social, economic and ecological sustainability of his or her organization and community. The award is given annually by the Association of Environmental Managers (NMC) in conjunction with Sustainability Day.
Dr. Lampe-Önnerud and Boston-Power have earned numerous industry and environmental recognitions, including:
Further demonstrating Boston-Power’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the company recently celebrated the third anniversary of its rechargeable lithium-ion battery cells having earned the esteemed Nordic Ecolabel accreditation. Boston-Power’s remains the only such battery worldwide to hold this designation. The company’s products have also earned a similar industry-first certification from the China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC).
Boston-Power, Inc. is an award-winning provider of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology. Designed to fuel a wide range of applications, its flagship offering, Sonata®, serves as the foundation for HP’s new brand of longer lasting notebook batteries that also help the environment – the HP Long Life Battery. The company’s Swing™ product delivers unmatched capabilities for Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles (PHEV/BEV). Founded in 2005 and with more than 100 patents filed, Boston-Power is led by founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud, an internationally recognized innovator, entrepreneur and technology advisor with regard to portable power, energy storage and climate change. To date, the company has raised $125 million in venture funding from Foundation Asset Management, Oak Investment Partners, Venrock, GGV Capital and Gabriel Venture Partners. Boston-Power is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, and has Six Sigma-level mass manufacturing operations in Asia.
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