At Lanner we have adopted a number of measures to do our part, and we are constantly revising our strategy to ensure that we maintain a committment to ethical and environmentally-sound manufacturing.
Corporate social responsibility is a growing concern amongst forward thinking companies in the 21st century. At Lanner we have adopted a number of measures to do our part, and we are constantly revising our strategy to ensure that we maintain a committment to ethical and environmentally-sound manufacturing.
Corporate social responsibility is a growing concern amongst forward thinking companies in the 21st century. At Lanner we have adopted a number of measures to do our part, amongst these measures are: Quality Management, Environmental Management, Occupational Health, IECQ Hazardous Substance Process Management and Safety Management Systems. These measures are in place to assure Lanner follows the ISO 14001 EMS Environmental Management System, IECQ QC 080000 IEC Quality Assessment System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. In addition to adopting these management systems, Lanner also follows our own Environment and Safety Policy, as follows:
- Compliance with the regulations: Lanner follows all local and international regulations regarding environmental safety and health.Investment in green products: Lanner is always investing in the future and is constantly evolving in the way we produce products to achieve the most minimal impact on the environment.
- Hazard prevention: Lanner implements the top safety and health measures.
Quality enhancement: Lanner adapted the P-D-C-A mode of operation to continually improve and achieve best practice health and environment safety.
- Employee participation: Lanner offers continuous on-job training and learning courses to raise employee awareness of the newest safety practices.
This goes hand in hand with effective communication to suppliers and partners to gauge full participation in all our systems. This policy will be reviewed at consistent intervals and modified to meet the most current needs. This document's purpose is to publicize this policy to Lanner employees and the general public.
Environmental policy and adoption of the RoHS directive The "Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substance in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" directive or "RoHS" entered into force on July 1 2006. The aim of this directive is to restrict the use of Lead (Pb, 1000ppm), Mercury (Hg, 1000ppm), Cadmium (Cd, 100ppm), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+, 1000ppm), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB, 1000ppm), and Polybrominated diphenyl Ethers (PBDE, 1000ppm) in electrical equipment. The RoHS directive also limits the use of these substances in porduct packaging to a combined total of 100 ppm.
Lanner Electronics Inc, is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of applied computing platforms and network communication solutions, and is committed to complying with the RoHS directive, thereby contributing to the protection of the environment and human health.
Customers and interested parties are invited to view a copy of our Design For Manufacture (DFM) Guidelines. The DFM guidelines formalize a set of general guidelines to follow when reviewing designs for acceptability of lead free manufacturing at Lanner.
For further information about Lanner's RoHS initiative, please contact your Lanner Sales Representative.
Lanner's adoption of the RoHS directive and transition to lead free products is a four stage process:
Avoiding Conflict Minerals in the Supply Chain
The U.S. “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”(“Section 1502”) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) requires electronic product manufacturers to determine if their products contain conflict minerals. Conflict minerals are metals such as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) mined and sold by non-government military groups or unlawful military factions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring nations. The exploitation and trade of conflict minerals by armed groups is helping to finance conflict in the DRC region and is contributing to an humanitarian crisis.
As a responsible member of the electronic industry supply chain, Lanner expects our suppliers to comply with EICC related requirements and not use conflict minerals. Lanner has taken steps to try to ensure that our suppliers comply with these expectations. Unfortunately, due to the complexities of the mineral supply chain, we are currently unable to verify the origin for all metals used in our products. We are determined to verify the origin of all metals, so we are currently taking the following steps.
- Lanner will conduct operations in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible.
- Lanner will not purchase any product with proven conflict mineral contents.
- Lanner have requested suppliers to refuse to use conflict minerals from the conflict regions and present a signed letter of commitment to Lanner.
- Lanner have requested suppliers to notify their upstream suppliers of the above requirements.