ATEN’s Commitment to Quality and the Environment
RoHS and WEEE Statement
ATEN is in full compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE-2002/96/EC) and the Restrictions on Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive (RoHS-2002/95/EC) issued in 2003 by the European Union. These directives aim to reduce the harm and impact that hazardous heavy metal substances cause to the human body and environment.
To ensure adherence to the above regulations and requirements, ATEN has implemented several manufacturing processes focusing on:
- Product research and development,
- Supplier selection and purchasing,
- Incoming materials testing,
- Lead-free production process implementation,
- Final product assessment, and
- Operating procedure standardization.
ISO 14000:2004 Environment Management System (EMS)
In compliance with ISO 14001, ATEN has created the following company-wide policies:
- Actively monitor compliance with environmental regulations of governing agencies.
- Use all resources efficiently in order to limit waste and conserve energy.
- Ensure proper execution of green practices and review all possible avenues for their improvement.
ATEN Environmental Management
- Establish, maintain, and improve our environmental management system, with a focus on pollution prevention.
- Rigorously adhere to guidelines that specify that new research and development may not utilize hazardous substances. The materials used in existing products will be replaced or modified in order to comply with product greening legislation and commitments; carry out complete testing of all materials to ensure compliance with safety standards.
- During the purchase and use of raw materials, product assembly, product packaging, transportation, and waste product management operations, as well as associated service activities, the company will take into consideration all appropriate regulatory requirements and their environmental impact.
- Environmental and pollutant management will be carried out in accordance with each location's relevant environmental protection policies. When the product or service provided has a discernible effect on the greater environment, the relevant procedures and requirements will be conveyed to the contractor or supplier to request continued improvements in order to create a mutually beneficial outcome.
- Ensure that all employees understand the regulations and requirements of the company's environmental management system through internal promotion and education programs.
- Establish a public health and safety management unit to carry out proactive inspections. Also carry out regular disaster prevention and response drills to guard against occupational hazards, protecting the health and safety of workers.
- Make public our company's environmental management system so that the relevant stakeholder organizations with an interest in our environmental performance can understand our efforts and contributions to the environment.