The two ideas fit well together. By protecting the environment, we protect the quality of human health. For us, it’s not enough to just comply with regulations. We want to reduce our impact on the environment by exceeding requirements, raising our own standards, and improving our practices.
Our European headquarters has emerged as a leader in “green” thinking. In February 2009, we achieved certification to this ISO standard. The standard focuses on how a company manages its impact on the environment; and how it improves its performance. This validated our commitment to “green” initiatives and corporate responsibility. But, it was just the beginning. Now, these ideas extend to all areas of our company. We’re also committed to improving the way we do things. We developed a complete process for setting environmental objectives and targets. And, we have implemented a broad policy regarding our practices.
Industrial Scientific Corporation will proactively seek out materials, processes and practices that are environmentally responsible. This policy establishes our company’s commitment to:
The primary aim of the WEEE Directive is to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic waste going to landfills. And, it encourages responsible waste management strategies like recycling and reuse. At Industrial Scientific, we have a complete recycling process for all waste. This includes returned and decommissioned gas detectors. Last year, we recycled:
The RoHS Directive restricts certain substances commonly used in electronic equipment. RoHS compliant products are tested for the following hazardous materials: