Green Products

WNC is dedicated to the development and commoditization of communication technologies and products. Through the management of prohibited and restricted substances, adoption of recyclable, environmentally-friendly materials, development of energy conservation technologies for products, and the introduction of easily disassembled and recyclable designs with reduced packaging, we aim to reduce the negative environmental impact of products during each stage of their lifecycle, providing customers with non-toxic, low polluting, recyclable, and energy efficient products and manufacturing services.

HSF Policy

  • Adopt green design concepts.
  • Cultivate high customer satisfaction with green manufacturing processes.
  • Comply with laws and regulations. Pursue excellence and innovation.

Green Product Design

WNC has established Regulations for Eco-design Requirements of Energy-using Products, enabling it to use life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental impact of products from three major aspects: chemical substances contained in products, energy efficiency, and recycling. We introduce eco-product management processes in accordance with customer needs and have turned eco-design requirements into a basic aspect of early product design to incorporate environmental considerations into product designs. The considerations include hazardous substance restrictions, energy usage efficiency, recycling and reuse, and environmental information disclosure. Furthermore, we have requested our suppliers to provide components that meet the standards in our Regulations for Eco-design Requirements of Energy-using Products. In 2022, we assisted customers in passing third-party verification for three products, ensuring that they meet Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) regulations for product energy consumption.
Examples of WNC applying sustainable product design in product lifecycles

Design

Introduction of circular economy at initial stage
  • Provide customers with the option of using recycled materials for mechanical components
  • During product design and development stages, avoid mold making to reduce waste and pollution arising from mold development processes

Raw materials

Adoption of recyclable materials
  • Usage of PCR recyclable plastics for mechanical parts reduced the use of virgin plastic by 1.3 metric tonnes in 2022, equaling a carbon emissions reduction of 4,044 kilograms of CO2e
  • In 2022, packaging and mechanical components made from recycled materials accounted for 11.5% of total packaging materials and mechanical components purchased

Manufacturing

Energy consumption optimization in production processes
  • Introduction of the ISO 50001 management system, and establishment of energy saving goals
  • Use of hot melt adhesives can be reduced through adjusting mechanical design and assembly.

Transportation

Improve transportation efficiency
  • Develop new packaging designs to reduce packaging volume and improve transportation efficiency

Use

Energy saving
product design
  • Improve the energy usage efficiency of products to reduce carbon emissions during use
  • In 2022, three products passed ErP testing for energy consumption

Disposal

Design for recyclability and easy disassembly
  • Continue to implement recyclability and easy disassembly designs in products to improve the recycling rate of scrap electronics products and materials and comply with related environmental protection requirements such as the WEEE Directive