For Efore, environmental responsibility means continuous development of environmentally friendly and energy efficient products and the minimization of the environmental impact of all of its operations. Efore’s products are energy-efficient and the use of materials is strictly controlled.
This environmental approach covers the entire product lifecycle from design to recycling or disposal of the product at the end of its life cycle. Efore’s environmental systems are developed, maintained and certified according to the ISO 14001:2004 standard, and the transfer to the latest standard revision ISO 14001:2015 has been included in the quality excellence roadmap.
Efore’s products meet the requirements of the European Union’s WEEE Directive. They are also produced in compliance with the RoHS Directive in a lead-free production process using components that meet the criteria defined in the Directive. Recycling of electronic waste is organized in cooperation with carefully selected partners. In addition, environmental aspects are included in the selection of suppliers and subcontractors, and these companies are expected to continuously develop their operations towards increased environmental friendliness.
The long-term improvement principle stated in Efore’s environmental policy, emphasizes compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard and other relevant requirements, regular checking of environmental performance, continuous improvement, environmental awareness and active communication with all stakeholders.
Efore’s production process does not generate emissions into the air or ground but it releases so-called greywater, which is purified by a specialized waste disposal contractor. During fiscal year 2015 no environmental damage was reported at any of the company’s sites.
The cornerstones of Efore’s environmental policy are:
- take into consideration environmental aspects in all functions and all actions
- aim to reduce the environmental impact in advance through continuous improvements
- provide guidelines for developing the environmental programs
- the environmental policy commits us to:
- following environmental legislations
- maintaining the welfare and safety of our personnel
- doing our share to help improve our customers’ environmental performance
- following and developing our suppliers’ environmental capabilities
Efore – part of both the environment and society
At Efore we are committed to caring for our shared environment and we consider environmental aspects in all our activities. We meet current environmental legislation and regulations. In accordance with our environmental policy to continuously improve upon environmental aspects in our activities, our aim is to reduce the environmental load of both our products and our operations. We favour economically and technically feasible solutions that conserve natural resources. Our aim is to avoid damaging to the environment. We educate our stakeholders about the environmental matters and we take into account their feedback. We promote the welfare of our personnel by maintaining working capacity, working environment satisfaction and safety at work.
We contribute to our customers' efficiency in protecting the environment and strengthen our competitiveness by anticipating and understanding the needs and expectations of our customers and other stakeholders.
We pay attention to our suppliers’ environmental behavior and require them to meet environmental legislation and other regulations. We support and encourage our suppliers to develop their own environmental activities.
All Efore personnel are responsible for managing resources in an efficient, economical and environmentally sound manner. We promote environmental awareness by providing environmental training for our personnel and by running a company-wide suggestion scheme for environmental issues.