Green ASUS: Striving toward sustainable computing.
The dawn of ubiquitous computing on a global scale is casting an ominous shadow on our already fragile ecosystem. Since 2000, ASUS has been leading the way toward alleviating its impact with an initiative dubbed Green ASUS. Green ASUS covers four areas, overseen by a steering committee led by the Chairman of ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Jonney Shih:
Designs products that are easy to reuse, recycle, and disassemble, improves product power efficiency, and enforces adherence to hazardous substance guidelines.
Implements greener—such as lead and halogen-free—manufacturing processes.
Oversees a green supply chain management (SRM) system and maintains an online database of green vendors.
Green Services and Marketing
Galvanizes support for recycling programs and ensures that charitable organizations benefit from these initiatives.
Green ASUS highlights
Going beyond legal compliance
The RoHS directive restricts the use of 6 hazardous substances. ASUS further restricts 31 additional substances on its own accord for the safety of its customers, employees and the Earth at large.
IECQ HSPM certification for HQ and manufacturing sites
ASUS has obtained IECQ (IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components) HSPM (Hazardous Substance Process Management) certification for its headquarters and all of its manufacturing sites. IECQ provides visibility and independent verification that electronic components, related materials and processes are compliant to appropriate standards, specifications or other documents.
Recognized as a highly environmental friendly company
ASUS has been recognized as a highly environmental friendly company in the Computers and Peripherals Industry by Oekom research AG, an independent research institute specializing in corporate responsibility assessment.
Green ASUS milestones
Phased in Halogen-free manufacturing processes
Received EPEAT Gold rating for Eee PC™ Seashell netbooks and nine LCD monitors
Produced world's first notebook (N51V) to receive both Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and carbon footprint (PAS 2050:2008) certificates
Received EU Flower certification for U Series notebooks and EeeBox PC nettops
Received EuP certification for N Series notebooks
Received EU Flower certification for N Series and Bamboo Series notebooks
Received EPEAT Gold rating for N Series and Bamboo Series notebooks
Developed Super Hybrid Engine for notebooks and EPU II-6 Engine for motherboards
Launched low energy consumption VH192C/SC monitor
Developed ASUS AI Gear 2 for motherboards
Received IECQ HSPM certification for HQ and manufacturing sites
Introduced a Green Design System to manufacturing processes
Launched a recycling program in the United States
Developed ASUS AI Gear for motherboards
Developed Power4Gear Plus for notebooks
Launched lead-free motherboards
Developed Power4Gear for notebooks
"We at ASUS are proud of our environmental efforts in the past years. We will continue to commit to proactively protecting our natural resources. In addition, we will strive for pollution prevention and will persist in our active commitment to clean production and green manufacturing."