Stratium CSR Policy
As a responsible manufacturer, we believe that the long-term future of our company is best served by respecting the interests of all our stakeholders: customers, investors, suppliers, channel partners, employees and the wider community. Our CSR policy sets out the principles we follow and the programmes we have adopted to focus on the areas where we have impact or influence.
WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE (WEEE) 2002/96/EC
The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations were introduced in 2007 with the aim of reducing the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) ending up in landfill. Under WEEE Regulations we (or our channel partners) are required to finance the collection, treatment and recycling of the compound semiconductor laser products we produce. We are fully committed to participating in this important programme.
> RESTRICTION OF THE USE OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (ROSH) 2002/95/EC
The RoHS directive bans the placing on the European Union (EU) market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of:
- hexavalent chromium (Chromium VI)
- polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
- polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants
Known as Directive 2002/95/EC, this directive has been enforced throughout the EU from 1 July 2006. Its purpose is very clear – to restrict the use of these six substances within electrical and electronic equipment, thereby contributing to the protection of human health and the environment.
It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of growing amounts of electronics related waste.
Social and environmental responsibility involves everyone within the company are integral to our business. We aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies.
HONESTY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
We take seriously all feedback that we receive from our stakeholders and, where possible, maintain open communication to ensure that we fulfill the requirements outlined within this policy.
We shall be open and honest in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our continual commitment to sustainable development. Sustainable development means that we will comply with applicable laws, regulations and directives. We will design products that are safe, energy-efficient, can be installed / serviced and uninstalled safely.
As a minimum, we will meet or exceed all relevant legislation. We will ensure our products can be recycled or disposed of in compliance with applicable environmental standards. Where no legislation exists we will seek to develop and implement our own appropriate standards.