EBīs own business operations focus mostly on the design, assembly and marketing of products. This represents only a minor part of the environmental impacts over the entire life cycle of the products. Products manufactured by the Company have only minor general environmental impacts, since product manufacturing is not mass production.
Elektrobit Corporation has had ISO 14001 certified environment management system since 2001 concerning the current operations of the Wireless Business Segment. EB is applying ISO 14001 standards in its Wireless Business Segment business operations, the latest re-certification took place in 2013. Additional information about the certificate https://annualreport2013.bittium.com/file.php?fid=1377.
EB is monitoring globally the environmental requirements for products and derived national regulations to the extent that they are related to the groupīs operations. EB has also observed and applied the requirements of the ROHS (use of hazardous substances) and WEEE (recycling of electrical and electronic equipment) directives in design since 2002. Since 2009, the applied environmental standards and regulations in EBīs operations have been consolidated as uniform EB substance list, applicable also to EBīs significant suppliers. The substance list includes, in addition to the so called ROHS2 and REACH standards, the substance requirements applicable in different market areas against which identification of materials is made if needed. During 2013, EB has biannually updated the requirements and applied the proper environmental requirements to the products or solutions, in which EB has partial or total responsibility depending on the application scope. The imposed requirements will be observed in business operations on a country-specific basis.