Hazardous Substances Free Management

Restriction on the Use of Hazardous Substances

In order to ensure that it uses only materials that are environmentally friendly and conform to international standards and customer requirements, LITE-ON strictly demands all suppliers comply with its LS301 standards on hazardous substances. All procurement contracts explicitly require that all products provided by suppliers comply with the EU's RoHS Directive and related environmental regulations. The restriction or prohibition on the uses of Hazardous chemical substances are classified into three categories, Prohibited, Controlled, and Possibly Prohibited (including very high concern at REACH). Currently, LITE-ON restricted substances covers 218 items: prohibited substances 24 items and controlled substances 26 items while ongoing closely pay attention to potential harmfulness of the 168 items not yet listed as prohibited/restricted substances. We hope to bring customers the least toxic and least polluting products as possible, and minimize any harmful impact they may have on the environment or the human being during the process.

In addition to establishing a set of standards for hazardous substance control and related procurement contract templates, LITE-ON has implemented the Green Management System (GMS) to ensure all raw materials and products provided by its suppliers comply with the hazardous substance requirements of LITE-ON and those of its downstream clients. The GMS combines material requirements, international laws, customer policies, and codes of conduct. Suppliers are required to report the results of their green product tests and substance controls on the GMS, where the company will analyze to confirm that they have complied with the green product guidelines and met international standards before releasing information regarding its green product management to customers. Customers' green product requirements such as ErP (Energy-related Product), 3R (Reuse, Recycle, Replace) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) have been incorporated into the company's management, and serve as a basis for green product design.

The GMS enables LITE-ON to exercise green product management at higher efficiency, convenience, and in greater detail. It has become part of LITE-ON's green competitiveness. Through the use of this platform, the company was able to manage its supply chain with greater efficiency by filtering out those not capable of consistently supplying qualified electronic parts and producing green products to the satisfaction of international customers.

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