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Addressing Our Impact

We strive to comply with all environmental laws and regulations, including RoHS, WEEE and REACH. What’s more, we aim to continuously improve our environmental performance by setting higher goals every year. Our method is to:

  • Fully implement our company environmental policy
  • Define and establish adequate processes
  • Monitor the processes to make sure they are meeting legal requirements and reaching defined performance targets
  • Adapt and continually improve processes as needed.

Our environmental policy, in combination with quality management and corporate responsibility aspects, is driven by our top management. Objectives and targets for the business are derived from this policy and result in our Environmental program. Performance is monitored in regular management reviews and further improvements are initiated as necessary. Our EMS and quality management system (QMS) are both integrated into our global integrated management system (IMS), and all relevant locations are certified according to ISO 14001. 

Cutting Carbon Emissions

We’ve been tracking our global CO2 output since 2008. After many years of hard work we’re now seeing our first CO2 reductions and this is only the first step. We’re continuing to collate and assess data across all our campuses to drive further improvement. What’s more, we’re now assessing carbon footprint down to the component level in our products.

Cutting Waste Disposal

Reducing waste disposal is one of our biggest environmental successes. Since 2012 we’ve reduced solid waste disposal by an annual average of 20% per person. In 2014, we’re accelerating our packaging reuse strategy with our ‘I may be ugly but I’m green’ campaign. This program encourages reuse of supplier packaging, permitting it to go directly to end customers and skipping a wasteful replacement.

Supplier CR Audits

Every year we continue to accelerate our supplier CR audits, ensuring our suppliers are meeting the stringent standards that we expect, that our customers expect. With over 80% of our supply chain centerd around 30 suppliers in low-risk regions, we’re able to build constant and direct communications. The results are significant.

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