Environmental Responsibility

Sustainably developed: from production to operation to recycling

EIZO monitor solutions are equipped with sophisticated energy-saving functions, are produced in accordance with international environmental regulations and conserve resources thanks to their long service life.

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Environmentally friendly design

For our monitor housings, we use plastics and paints containing flame retardants to a limited extent. In this way, we reduce the negative impact on the environment and people and improve the recyclability of our products.

Through years of research, we have succeeded in achieving a smooth, homogeneous colour and texture in the monitor housings without the use of varnish.

For many of our FlexScan EV monitors, we already use more than 60% recyclate for the plastics from the housing.

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Environmentally and climate-friendly production

At EIZO, product quality goes hand in hand with environmentally and socially responsible planning, materials sourcing and production. This value allows you to make a sustainable investment in a modern and reliable monitor.

Sustainable packaging and product recycling

We use cardboard made from recycled paper for the packaging of our products and the transport pads of the FlexScan EV monitors are also made from 100% recycled materials. In addition, the cables are wrapped in environmentally friendly cellulose film instead of plastic bags. This reduces the amount of plastic waste entering the environment, conserves resources and promotes the reuse of materials.

In Japan, parts of Europe and the USA, we take back used monitors for recycling to fulfil our responsibility beyond the useful life of our products.

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Left: conventional packaging / Right: environmentally friendly materials

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Independent monitoring of chemical substances

For all components used, we prohibit or monitor the use of prohibited chemical substances in accordance with key environmental standards and relevant legislation.

Durability and repairability

EIZO monitors are designed for a long service life – usually well above the five-year warranty for office monitors. For the majority of all models, spare parts are available up to five years after the end of production.

The monitor’s long service life and the ability to repair it save resources and the climate.

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Certified environmental management systems

We manufacture in our own factory, which has an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system. This includes measures to reduce waste, wastewater and emissions, resource and energy consumption, as well as to encourage environmentally conscious behaviour among employees. We publicly report on these measures on an annual basis as a main component of our CSR report.

Conformity with the latest environmental standards

In our effort to proactively develop environmentally sound products, we observe the legal requirements of Japan and other countries and comply with major voluntary environmental standards in each market for our flagship products.

In Europe a number of regulations are being enforced, including the WEEE Directive (collection and recycling of discarded electrical and electronic equipment), the RoHS Directive (use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment), the REACH Regulation (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals) and the ErP Directive (eco-designing for energy-related products). These regulations were developed in Europe; however, they have been playing an important role in encouraging other countries and regions to take similar steps. Our products comply with these regulations.

We also respond to environmental labelling standards such as TCO Certified Generation 9 (international comprehensive standards for monitors), EPEAT (international environmental standard for PCs/monitors), ENERGY STAR® (energy efficiency standard established in the United States) and PC Green Label (Japanese environmental standard for PCs/monitors). In addition, we are actively involved in the development of TCO, ENERGY STAR® and PC Green Label.

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Participation in international initiatives

EIZO takes a clear position against unacceptable behaviour. Therefore, we participate in the United Nations Global Compact, which is based on the labour principles of the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organization (ILO). We have also joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and are committed to continuous optimisation within our global supply chain.

United Nations Global Compact

EIZO joined the United Nations Global Compact in September 2012. The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to achieve sustainable growth in which companies act as good citizens of society by realizing responsible and creative leadership.

Corporations that sign the UN Global Compact pledge to protect 10 basic principles concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. We assume our social responsibility for the global common good and increase the value of our company by upholding the ten basic principles of the UN Global Compact.

Further information about the United Nations Global Compact
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Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

RBA is a corporate alliance that promotes CSR in the global supply chain of the electronics industry. EIZO commits to progressively align its own operations with the provisions of the RBA Code of Conduct and to support and encourage its own first-tier suppliers to do the same.

Internal Labor Organization

EIZO respects human rights according to ILO (International Labor Organization). “EIZO Principles of Conduct – Seven Promises” abides by the policies of the United Nations Global Compact, which is based on the conventions by the ILO (International Labor Organization).

As such, EIZO does not commit, engage in, or otherwise become involved with any form of forced labor or child labor, does support the elimination of discrimination, and does maintain respect for the human rights of its employees.

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Improvement of the power saving functions

We equip our monitors with numerous features that reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions.

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