Manufacturing of green products consists of three phases. The first phase involves accessing information on hazardous substances contained in the raw materials and components. The information provided by suppliers must include substances used in the materials and components, examination results of hazardous substances and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets). All information must be complete and correct to ensure all materials and components used in the product abide by related regulations.
The second phase is product manufacturing. In this phase, qualified materials and components must be used and a strict control must be made to prevent mixture of hazardous substances and abnormal components, thereby reducing pollution caused by these substances. In addition, supplier audit process, incoming quality inspection, measurement system and the manufacturer's internal audit process are used to ensure the reliability of HSF regulations in the quality assurance process.
The third phase is to provide product content information to the public and the customer. In this phase, the inclusion of hazardous substances and key ingredients of the product are made clear. VIVOTEK's endeavor to ensure products comply with HSF regulations begins at the R&D stage, with the aim to reduce waste of resources in future production and quality assurance processes, especially strengthen green design while promoting QC080000.
Acquisition of raw materials must be systematic and efficient so hazardous substances are prevented during production. As 80% of the sustainability of a product is determined at the R&D stage, VIVOTEK is very careful about the use of chemicals during product design. Besides strictly abiding by the regulations for specific chemicals, VIVOTEK also severely requires its suppliers to restrict the use of hazardous chemicals.
VIVOTEK's hazardous chemicals management is based on the RoHS Directive. On January 1, 2006, VIVOTEK claimed full compliance to the RoHS Directive. Apart from Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr6+, PBBs and PBDEs banned by the RoHS Directive, VIVOTEK has also restricted the use of deca-BDE and PFOS in all products.
At VIVOTEK, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, compliance with HSF requirements is ensured from the research and development stage of production. In addition, the manufacturing areas, tools, and materials for HS/HSF products are clearly labeled in the finished product storage area of the Manufacturing and Warehouse Management Regulations to prevent the waste of resources in the production and quality control stages and reinforce the “green” of research and development, particularly during the promotion of QC080000.
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