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Environmental Activity

Environmental Policy

Our mission is to continuously provide the product and service that would make computer and network closer to people and that would give people a great excitement.
We will contribute to realizing more affluent society through our business.

We recognize global environment conservation as our social responsibility based on the Corporate Philosophy. We faithfully observe the law and regulations, and proactively participate in conservation activities for coexistance with the environment.

  1. Establish and implement an environmental management system, improving it continuously to prevent environmental pollution.
  2. Abolish hazardous chemical sustances and provide environmentally friendly products.
  3. Strive to save energy and resources, and reduce waste.

Environmental Organization

We are promoting the environmental conservation activity in everyday business and inter-organizational effort through the environmental organization.

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Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 implementation

Our old Design & Manufacturing Center ("D&M Center"), which is now in, the Keihanna Headquarters, was certified under ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management system, in March 2004. The following company-wide expansion of the initiative enabled us to be ISO 14001:2004 certified for the entire company, including the Head Office(now in the Keihanna Headquarters) and the Sales & Marketing Center in March 2006.

ISO 14001 (2004) Certification:
March 2004: D&M Center
March 2006: Entire company
Registration number: JQA-EM3813

Environmental Activity

For environmental conservation activities in the company, silex has been working to reduce CO2 (electricity consumption), resources (paper consumption), and waste.

Electric power consumption rate Electric power consumption rate(Factory data only) Paper consumption volume General waste volume

* It is managed with a recycling rate since 2008.

Environmental Education

To raise awareness of environmental issues among employees (including part-time and temporary staff) and promote initiatives to address them, we offer environmental education in new employee training, technical training, internal auditor training, and other general training opportunities.

Environment Friendly Manufacturing

Response to RoHS Directive

silex is working to completely abandon the chemical substances regulated by the RoHS directive, such as lead and cadmium, and other hazardous chemical substances that we have established environmental standards for. We are implementing this activity throughout all divisions related to manufacturing (Sales, Design, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance).
We have been delivering RoHS compliant products (also compliant to silex's original environmental standards) since June 2004, and as of January 2009, all of our products, except for certain OEM products, are compliant with the RoHS Directive.

RoHS Directive
The RoHS Directive, which came into force in the EU on July 1, 2006, restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipment.

Response to WEEE Directive

silex is working to collect/recycle the product regulated under WEEE directives. We have been attaching the LOGO below on all the products for EU since August 13, 2006.

LOGO
WEEE Directive
It is the EU directive to oblige the manufacturer to collect/recycle the electrical and electronic equipment used by consumers.

silex Eco Label

Our products with this logo on their packages or in the advertisements such as brochures meet our environmental guidelines.

silex Eco Label

Our environmental guidelines consist of the following 6 items.

Guideline Items Evaluation Criteria
Components
and
Materials Purchase
  • Select components without internally banned substances such as Cd, Cr6+, Pb, Hg, PBB and PBDE according to the RoHS Directive.
Development
and
Manufacturing Processes
  • Develop and manufacture in the ISO14001 certified factory.
  • Do not use ozone depleting substances.
  • Use lead-free solder in the implementation process of printed circuit boards.
Packaging
and
Distribution
  • Use recycled cardboard materials for container boxes.
  • Do not use polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for cushioning materials and plastic bags.
  • Label in accordance with the Containers and Packaging Recycling Law. (only for target products)
Energy Saving Follow some of the below
  • Lower power consumption. (in terms of functions of our other products)
  • Energy-saving AC adapters.
  • Have lower-power using functions including Sleep Mode.
  • Adopt the energy-saving AC adapters. (of which level is over IV)
Used Products Recycle
  • Case material
    • Resin case : Label materials except the cases less than 25g or transparent materials.
    • Use metal cases for other than resin ones
  • Downsize products. (compared with our other products with similar functions)
Others
  • Use recycled paper for manuals.

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