In late 2020, Advantech established the Eco Product Innovative Design Special Project, promoting higher-standard eco design guidelines to R&D units and encouraging them to adopt innovative eco design procedures. Product departments were invited to propose projects for internal assessment and selection.
We aim to incorporate eco product innovative design procedures incrementally and have set short-, mid-, and long-term goals accordingly.
We established an Eco Design Management Committee. Advantech’s project management officers (PMOs) recruit relevant departments and work with them to design, implement, manage, and review standards.
Standards have been established based on the following four major aspects: green materials, green package materials, product recycling, and product energy-saving. We assess the environmental impact of products from production, manufacturing, and shipping through to consumer use, recycle and reuse, to waste processing. We meet ensure that we meet international regulations and our clients’ needs when designing our innovative eco products.
Based on international environmental protection regulations, international assessment tools (e.g., EPEAT), and our experience with our customers, we have established Guidelines of Eco Design Standards for improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental hazards in eco design. We also provide tools to review standards. If a product passes the review, then we provide certification for it.
Eco product management begins at the design stage. At each inspection point, relevant departments are assigned to inspect for quality and ensure that eco design goals are met.
We offer awards to inspire employees to design and produce environmentally friendly eco products in line with Advantech’s green benchmarks.
Advantech seeks to reduce impacts on the environment and ecology, fulfill corporate responsibilities for a more sustainable environment, meet stakeholder expectations, and continue to follow international regulations. In accordance with these considerations, we review the management status of hazardous substances each year and regularly update relevant company regulations as necessary. Our goal is to consistently implement our green product management system.
In 2010, Advantech established its Green Product Management System. This supply chain platform requires suppliers to guarantee that their products do not contain certain hazardous substances and to provide relevant certifications for review. Each year, we optimize this system to ensure an effective green supply chain.