In 2020, Phison announced the "Phison Environmental Protection Policy", which involves our commitments to protect the natural environment in an appropriate way according to environmental legislations and international standards, and to endeavor to achieve the goal of environmental sustainability in the course of our business activities and internal control, as well as to initiate policies relating to information transparency. The design and assembly processes of our flash memory storage devices and flash memory controller chips have obtained ISO 14001 certification. We also focus on recycling and energy conservation policies to reduce the impact of our business activities on the environment and fulfill our corporate responsibility.
Phison are committed to environmental protection. By examining the life cycle of our products, we have been able to understand the actual and potential impacts of our products on the environment at each product stage, and strategies and objectives were planned ahead to reduce the environmental impacts. The product life cycle consists of the following stages: raw material procurement, design, packaging, transportation, and end-use. The action plans for each product stage are as follows:
In 2006, Phison established the "Hazardous Substance Management Procedures" and set up the Green Management Team to monitor the conformity of our R&D, design, procurement and
manufacturing processes to international standards including the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/ EC (EU RoHS), Halogen Free, EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals on Substance of Very High Concern (EU REACH SVHC), and EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE), to ensure our
compliance with Taiwan and international legislations and the requirements of hazardous substance restrictions on our customers' products and to reduce the environmental impact of product-related activities.
In 2020, we sent a total of 8 products of our new series to an independent third party for testing of hazardous substances, and the compliance rate of our products with hazardous substance requirements was 100%