On February 13, 2003, European Union executive committee and European meeting resolution passed two environmental protection order: WEEE and RoHS, the other various countries also stipulate their relevant regulations successively.,Besides the condition of Quality, cost and lead time, customer also take environmental protection into consideration while purchasing. Darfon launch ' the green product plan ' since January of 2004 to be in the trend of environmental protection with the world.,We established trans-departmental ' General Quality Headquarter Team ' for the implementation of the leading factor ' green product plan ', set up the exclusive ' Quality project team’ to assist the pushing of business in every Division at the same time, its member contains all relevant departments.
Darfon passed IECQ QC080000 international authentication in October 2007 in coherent our Quality faith of ‘reaching the best’, systematic management harmful substances and reach the whole product goal without harmful substance progressively.
Harmful substance-Free policy
Respond green environmental protection sports by managing the procedure systematically; There are no products with harmful substance in production is our commitments to customer.
DARFON for the effective implementation of the free hazardous substances management to develop relevant targets,achieve of monitoring and continuous improvement of the spirit.
DARFON provided the supplier how to comply with the requirements of green procurement,The green parts of the recognition procedure is also build on the green electronic information platform (Vender GP).Suppliers of green parts are required to provide a hazardous substances warranty letter, the composition information, a MSDS for each component, and a third-party test report for further approval.
Green Supplier Management Process
DARFON build to Green Outsourcer Management Procedure to ensure that the outsourcing products of the quality meet the green requirements，This procedure aims to ensure that sub-contractors' products meet DARFON standards. DARFON has established a outsourcer qualification system. Each outsourcer is audited using the same criteria used in the supplier qualification system.
To fulfill corporate social responsibility and to provide all employees safe and healthy working environment, working to reduce the environmental impact of production and the prevention of occupational accidents occur. In addition to a global manufacturing base have switched by obtaining ISO 14001 environmental management system / OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system verification,Greenhouse gas reduction targets compared to the previous year's annual revenue per unit of greenhouse gas emissions reduction of at least 1% or more.
The electronics industry and is committed to the implementation of compliance with the Code of Conduct (EICC) of the request, and then the EICC content to the next level of suppliers.
．Darfon Statement of Conflict Minerals
Concerning the deterioration of society, environment and human rights as a result of the military control over metals like gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn) (short as 3TG), cobalt (Co) and palladium (Pd) by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nearby non-governmental military groups. Darfon insists on no use of conflict minerals policy and not to buy from the illegal exploitation of conflict minerals areas. We are supporting and following Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI, http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org) and customer requirements strategies and approaches, which is compliant and compatible with “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas”, due diligence on mineral origin and chain of custody.
CFSI’s conflict-free Smelter Program (CFSP) implements 3rd-party audits on smelters and refineries, at the same time, conflict-free minerals from the DRC and neighboring countries are still acceptable. Darfon sources only from publishes compliant or equivalent smelter & refiner lists, thus, its minerals will not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and practice.
Darfon communicates the following expectations to its suppliers with respect to the responsible sourcing of minerals:
1. Darfon suppliers must conduct their operations in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
2. Darfon suppliers are expected to make sure that the products they are supplying to Darfon are DRC conflict-free and do not contain metals derived from minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
3. Darfon suppliers shall exercise due diligence based on national, international recognized standards and coustomer requirements guidance on the source and chain of custody of these minerals (such as the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas) and make their due diligence measures available to Darfon upon request. These measures shall include the completion of the EICC/GeSI Due Diligence Template tool and the support of the EICC/GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program.
4. Darfon demands compliance with above mentioned policy and approach from all its suppliers, and adopts CFSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and package tools or equivalent for minerals due diligence reporting in value chain.
5. Once CFS program smelter lists are sufficiently available, Darfon suppliers must only accept metals from smelters that have been audited and are deemed compliant by the EICC/GeSI Conflict-free Smelter (CFS) Program and customer requirements.
To achieve certification of its environmental systems, Darfon's Quality Management System complies with International Standardization Organization's (ISO) and IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) criteria,and expand to all business locations, ensure that their products conform to new environmental requirements including compliance with the European Directives for RoHS, WEEE and customer request.