Other Policies and Procedures
Corporate Environmental Policy
Implementation and maintenance of an Environmental Management System (EMS). As part of the EMS, Rakon seeks to deliver continuous environmental improvement and maintain business excellence.
Acting as a responsible company citizen and maintaining compliance to any applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and the welfare of its employees. Rakon is focused on meeting our customers’ expectations and reserves the right to adhere to requirements or standards which exceed those of any applicable laws and regulations.
Endeavouring to minimise, reuse, recycle and/or use appropriate methods to dispose of and treat our wastes to prevent pollution.
Concern regarding the protection of the world's environment and seeking to be efficient in its use of energy and natural resources.
Encouraging the creation of environmentally friendly products and technologies through its design and development processes.
Environmental Management System Certification ISO14001
Rakon is committed to meeting our customer's expectations and ensuring the protection of the world's environment and natural resources. As part of this commitment, Rakon has achieved ISO14001 certification at the following sites: Auckland ‒ New Zealand, Pont Sainte Marie in France and Bangalore ‒ India.
Rakon Environmental Statement
Rakon recognises the importance of looking after our world. Across its global facilities, Rakon is integrating an Environmental Management System (EMS) to deliver continuous improvement in this area.
Through its advanced technologies, Rakon’s products are continuously becoming smaller, higher performing and they are consuming far less power than legacy designs. This enables its customers to reduce the size of their products; further minimising waste and energy and significantly providing global environmental benefits.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS/RoHS2) Policy
Rakon is committed to a clean, green, environment and fully supports all directives that encourage this.Rakon actively pursues methods for reducing harmful materials in all products manufactured and maintains compliant materials to all required standards. In particular Rakon will produce products that do not contain any chemicals, compounds or elements listed below in compliance with RoHS (EU Directive 2002/95/EC) and RoHS2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) “The Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronics equipment” (RoHS) Chemical, Compound, or Element: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
Lead (Pb) Free Policy
Wherever it is technically and commercially viable Rakon will move its products to a Lead (Pb) free process that is compliant with international regulations and directives.Where a product is not able to be moved to a compliant process Rakon will offer an alternative product which is compliant.Our intention is that all Rakon products that are non compliant will be phased out over a period of time as customers stop using them.
Rakon will not discontinue any product without offering a viable and agreed alternative to its customers and supporting them fully through the changeover process.
Conflict Minerals Statement
Suppliers are expected to ensure that components and materials supplied to Rakon are DRC conflict-free and to establish policies, due diligence frameworks and management systems, consistent with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, designed to accomplish this goal.
Rakon is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and supports the actions of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and has either obtained, or is the process of obtaining, information concerning the origin of the metals that are used in components and materials supplied to the Company. Based upon information provided by our suppliers, Rakon's products do not knowingly contain metals derived from the DRC conflict region.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Rakon is committed to maintaining high labour standards in all companies within the Rakon Group, and to respecting the human rights of employees. It does not permit exploitative practices such as those the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) is intended to address. Rakon policies prohibiting exploitative practices are actively maintained and reinforced through the Group’s management system.
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