Efore aims at reducing the environmental impact of operations and developing its products and operations towards increased environmental friendliness. Efore applies an environmental policy that has been communicated to all employees.
The relevance of the policy is reviewed on a regular basis.
Efore’s environmental systems are developed and maintained according to the international ISO 14001:2004 standard. All Group sites are certified according to the standard. Recycling of electronic waste is organized in cooperation with specialized companies. Operations meet the requirements of the European Union’s WEEE Directive. All Efore production sites comply with the RoHS Directive governing lead-free processes.
Efore’s product development and material choices are based on the RoHS, WEEE and EuP Directives of the European Union that regulate the recyclability and environmental friendliness (no substances harmful to the environment) of the selected materials as well as product lifecycles, the products’ disposal process and energy efficiency. Our products also comply with the requirements of the China RoHS legislation, and corresponding requirements in other countries.
According to the REACH Chemicals Regulation, we identify used materials and substances concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and use restriction of hazardous chemicals. Electrical and electronic waste is sorted and recycled in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
We measure our consumption of water and electricity and set annual consumption targets. We promote the identification of hazardous material properties and risk management in our operations and throughout our entire supply chain.
The result of systematic development work, Efore’s supply chain, site operations and products are of the highest international quality with regard to environmental issues. We continuously seek new methods and ideas to save energy and minimize the environmental impacts of our operations at all sites.
The environmental aspects and impacts of our operations, as well as our processes and measures aimed at limiting the environmental impacts are regularly audited. We continuously enhance the level of environmental protection and emission prevention by also accounting for the impact of such measures on our business.
Environmental issues are included in our supplier and subcontractor evaluations and we pay attention to their continuous improvement in environmental issues. Helping substances used in Efore’s production processes are collected. That generates solid waste and greywater which are purified by a specialized waste disposal subcontractor.