Eco Design and Product Liability

Vision and Promise

In response to UNDP’s SDG 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), Advantech has established various eco design goals pertaining to raw materials, product design, manufacturing, and environmental management. We have introduced various standards aimed at improving the environment, minimizing environmental impacts from operations.

Current eco design outcomes and future goals

Item
2020 results
2021 goals
2025 goals
International environmental protection regulations (hazardous substances, recycling)
2020 results
Apply mandatory international regulations and Advantech’s standards for substance monitoring
2021 goals
Continue to ensure that raw materials are 100% in alignment with mandatory international regulations and Advantech’s standards for monitoring substances
2025 goals
Continue to ensure that raw materials are 100% in alignment with mandatory international regulations and Advantech’s standards for monitoring substances
International energy-saving environmental protection labels: Energy Star/ErP
2020 results
Focus on specific models
2021 goals
Focus on specific models
2025 goals
Focus on specific models
Eco Design Guidelines
2020 results
Incorporate innovate eco design procedures
2021 goals
10%
of Advantech’s standard items for new development projects meet the four major aspects in the Eco Design Guidelines
2025 goals
80%
of Advantech’s standard items for new development projects meet the four major aspects in the Eco Design Guidelines

Eco Design

Eco Product Innovative Design Procedures

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.

Cross-department Committee

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.

Establishing 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.

Inspection During Product Development

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.

Product development stage inspection point

Eco Design Reward System

We offer awards to inspire employees to design and produce environmentally friendly eco products in line with Advantech’s green benchmarks.

Product Liability

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.