Environmental Commitment

Through establishing various management systems and making continuous improvement to ensure the effectiveness of their implementation, AVer incorporates the “green” concept in the processes of product design and manufacture to minimize environmental impact by our operation.
 

IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management System

AVer selects ”green” components for product design and utilizes “green” materials for subsequent manufacturing. Operational and management procedures fulfill the requirements of IECQ QC 080000, and the content levels of hazardous substances in our products comply with the limits set forth in the EU’s RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) directive. In addition to meeting international standards, our green product (GP) and clean production program has also passed the certification audits of major ODM customers.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

The successful achievement of clean production at AVer relies partly on the implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Through the identification of environmental aspects associated with our business activities, we monitor processes, including recycling, treatment, process changes, control mechanisms, efficient use of resources and material substitution, to minimize the impact to the environment. Not only do we comply with the existing environmental regulations over waste recycling and treatment, we also track and respond to the development of the regulations in a timely manner to ensure our daily environmental management stay aligned with the newest trends.

Eco-Design of Products (WEEE 2002/96/EC and ErP 2009/125/EC)

In addition to selecting components free of hazardous substances and adopting strict environmental control in its manufacturing, AVer takes further steps to realize the Eco-Design concept. We optimize our product design to meet the energy saving requirements stipulated in the ErP (Energy Related Products) directive, and to fulfill the collection and 3R (Reuse, Recycling, Recovery) requirements in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive.

ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification

AVer’s first task in tackling global warming is to quantify and report its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using the norms established by ISO 14064-1. Building these norms into our operations allows us to identify risks relating to restrictions on greenhouse gases and emissions reduction opportunities, passing this information on to the public and company stakeholders and participating in domestic greenhouse gas reporting actions.

PAS 2050 Carbon Footprint Verification

AVer computes products’ total greenhouse gas emissions throughout the product life cycle, from raw materials to production, distribution, use, and disposal after processing, in accordance with PAS 2050. At the same time, AVer looks for opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the process of product design, production and supply.

Future Work

AVer recognizes the industry’s trend of ever-broadening restriction on hazardous substances. A halogen-free project has been ongoing to eliminate the use of BFRs (Brominated Flame Retardants) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). AVer also takes initiative in response to the global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. We are actively putting in place an ISO 50001 energy management system, allowing us to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, giving us a competitive advantage.