Introduction of Environmental Load Reducing Products
Sensors OPTEX adopts are energy-saving and economical products by nature, which activate only when detecting people or things, or which can be activated only when necessary.
Recently, it has also been 'providing energy-saving products', beneficial for customers, by positively introducing 'environmental load-reducing products' (changing to LED lighting, battery-powered devices, etc.), which corresponds to its business strategy.
Environmental Assessment in the Design Phase
We perform our original 'Environmental Assessment' at the design phase of a new product.
We proceed with environmentally-friendly designs, considering the amount of resources or energy which can be saved compared with its previous models, and if renewable materials are used in the new product.
We also raise awareness for environmental conservation through continued activities such as the horizontal development of improvement factors obtained from the implementation of assessments.
In addition to 6 substances, 'Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE', the use of which is restricted as toxic substances in the RoHS Directive, 4 substances 'DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP' have been added to the list of toxic substances, and we have determined not to use parts containing the restricted items by July, 2019. We also will dispose of electric and electrical devices in compliance with the revised WEEE Directive.
Life Cycle-oriented CO2 Reduction
We have been proceeding with life-cycle oriented activities from product planning to disposal since 2016.
We have conducted provisional calculations of transport efficiency improvement by establishing hub warehouses and reviewing transport routes as well as loss caused by product disposal or irregular transportation by ship or air. Viewing such calculation from both aspects, 'F cost' and 'CO2', we aim to improve product quality and reduce CO2 emissions at the same time.
* F cost: Failure cost