Hazardous Substances Free Management

Environment-Related Substances Management

In 2010, LITE-ON formulate and implemented the LITE-ON Standard of Controlled Hazardous Substance (LS301) by following the IECQ QC 080000 system and taking into account the latest trends in other countries, regulations, and customer needs. The LS301 standards apply to all products, and currently lists a total of 310 restricted substances. In addition, LITE-ON updates the rationale of restricted substances as needed. The LS301 standards are also revised as needed to reflect environment-related substances which LITE-ON promises to monitor or ban. The Green products Management System (GMS) works with the "restricted substances" and "product design and development" procedures already in place for hazardous substance management. LITE-ON requires that suppliers comply with the LITE-ON Green Procurement Guidelines and upstream suppliers (or contractors) submit the Guarantee letter (CoC letter) of Restricted Substances Compliance for material, part acknowledgment and internal control. In addition, LITE-ON states explicitly the requirements for materials, parts, or semi-finished goods in all procurement contracts to ensure they comply with or better than RoHS, REACH, California Proposition 65, and Montreal Protocol. With the implementation of green supply chain management, we hope to bring customers low-toxicity and low-pollution products to minimize any harmful impact they may have on the human body or the environment, and achieve the goal of being environmentally friendly through material selection.

LITE-ON installs the Green products Management System (GMS) to effectively manage and review compliance with the LS301 standards for raw materials, parts, or semi-finished goods provide by the suppliers. GMS combines material requirements, international laws and guides, customer policies, and supplier information. Suppliers file product testing and analysis results and applicable guidelines and instructions. LITE-ON will summarize and analyze the data, and check the degree of compliance with the LS301 standards. Furthermore, GMS not only actively delivers information on green product management at LITE-ON to customers, but also feeds environmental requirements or provisions for green products, such as ErP, WEEE, and 3R, from customers into the management system to provide a basis for green product design.

LITE-ON made a running change to replace materials, parts, and modules containing diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). The substance ceased to be used in any of the products in January 2019.

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Environment-Related Substances Management

LITE-ON continues to take preventive measures through different management means, procedure improvement, and training in order to manage effectively volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Furthermore, LITE-ON has started implementing stronger outdoor air pollution emission controls at its plants in China since 2017. Inspection data from the plants, actual factory conditions and local environmental policies were taken into account in the design of two levels or more of comprehensive and reasonable emission treatment systems. LITE-ON made significant upgrades to air pollution prevention equipment in 6 plants in Changzhou in 2019. For example, the Human Input Solution plant, adopts a three level control system with precipitators, UV photocatalysis, and activated carbon based absorption. The system works with an electronically controlled emission treatment system to perform inspection, control, optimization, management, and decision making in the emission management process. The approach satisfies a range of requirements, including removal of VOC pollutants, optimized control, reduced consumption, and safety. NOx and SOx emissions from generators used for emergency or for testing in the plants and from hot water boilers in the living area were considered trace amounts.

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