Green Product Management

Green Designs and Achievements

LITE-ON's approach to green design always begins with the product life cycle and follows the principles such as reducing effects of toxic substances in the environment, reducing use of materials, improved ease of assembly, making more efficient use of energy, and improved ease of disassembly and recycling. In addition, LITE-ON systematically integrates product development results, and works with suppliers to become the best partner of customers in achieving low carbon emission, ensuring environmental friendliness, and creating sustainable value chains. It is LITE-ON's mission to enable users to live a safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient lifestyle.

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2017 Green Design and Accomplishment

Acquisition of raw materials:

  • Since 2010, LITE-ON has implemented the "LS301 standards on hazardous substances: 218 controlled substances" and the "Green Procurement Guidelines". In addition to implementing internal control, the company requires that upstream suppliers submit evidence to prove compliance with the requirements for LITE-ON certified suppliers. Meanwhile, LITE-ON takes an active approach to work with well-established customers worldwide to ensure effective management and use of environmentally friendly materials.
  • Desktop enclosure products are RoHS & REACH compliant. It not only help us to receive domestic and international environmental labels or certification, but also help our clients to obtain EPEAT silver label.

Production:

  • For products including optical disc drives, magnetic components, desktop enclosures, minicomputers, and automotive head-up display, material input during production is reduced by reducing the number of parts or using common parts and molds; and tool-free easy-to-assemble designs (e.g. thumb screws or latches for easy disassembly) and simplified production processes (e.g. replacing spot welding with ) have also been implemented. In addition, automated production is introduced to increase production capacity and shorten the production hours by one third. Automated production also reduces power consumption per unit product during production as well as product carbon footprint.
  • Green production processes for laptop keyboards are developed to replace manual spray painting with spray paint printing. Quick dry paint that does not require curing or cleaning is also used. The system saves up to 3 tons of water every day, which is the equivalent of 0.43 liters per item. It also significantly reduces wastewater generated during cleaning after curing.

Distribution and shipping:

  • The desktop enclosure design with reduced volume and use of materials can be demonstrated in a comparison between G558 and G557, the latest series. Packaging materials are modified, and the number of parts reduced by 43%. Thickness is reduced and product structure less complicated to cut the weight by 32% in order to increase transport capacity and reduce carbon emission.

Product application:

  • Street lights and traffic signal products:
    Innovative in-house calibration methods are used to redesign power supply equipment and to calibrate power control components. Applications in in-house LED energy saving street lights and traffic signal products have improved energy conversion efficiency in lighting products by 20% or more.
  • Power supply products:
    High-end server power supply products have energy conversion efficiency improved by 0.22% on average in 2017 compared to 2016. Based on the shipment of 3,000k in 2017, power consumption can be reduced by 33.53 million kWh and carbon emissions by 17,736 tons compared to 2016
  • Desktop PC power supply
    Desktop PC power supply units are improved upon research technologies of 2015, and the energy conversion efficiency is increased by 2% in 2017. Based on the shipment of 17,491k in 2017, power consumption can be reduced by 438.97 million kWh and carbon emissions by 232,216 tonnes compared to 2016.
  • Laptop power supply units and mobile phone chargers
    Improvements made by the R&D department to laptop power supply units and mobile phone chargers have reduced standby power consumption by 20% compared to 2015. Based on the shipment of 92,395k in 2017, power consumption can be reduced by 22.11 million kWh and carbon emissions by 11,694 tonnes compared to 2016.
  • Solid state drives (SSD):
    The average power consumption is 6.2W, which is consistent with the energy saving data on the EP series, and better (lower) than the customers' low energy consumption requirement at 8.25W. Energy efficiency is improved by 24% equaivlant to 460 million kwh electricity saving compared to 2016, based on the production volume in 2017, 225 thousand machines, translates to 2,422 tonnes of carbon emission reduction.

Waste disposal:

For products including all-in-one workstations (AIO), desktop enclosures, and server chassis, use of recyclable resin is increased to 28% or higher. In particular, up to 87,500kg of resin can be recycled from AIOs in a year.

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Innovative applications of smart and energy saving products

With years of work and investment in a number of smart and energy saving products as well as systemic integration of three or seven applications, LITE-ON tries to create a safer, friendlier, and more energy efficient user experience and establish itself as the best partner for users of its products.圖片 (1) Smart traffic applications:
This category covers "smart city solutions", "smart Internet of Vehicles solutions", and "electric car charging solutions". These applications combine "app activated energy saving smart street lights" and "IoT and cloud module based platforms" and work with development in "IoV and automated driving systems" and electric vehicle charging stations (IC3) to provide a safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient experience on the road.
(2) Smart living applications:
This category covers "smart city solutions", "smart Internet of Vehicles solutions", and "electric car charging solutions". These applications combine "app activated energy saving smart street lights" and "IoT and cloud module based platforms" and work with development in "IoV and automated driving systems" and electric vehicle charging stations (IC3) to provide a safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient experience on the road.
(3) Smart manufacturing applications:
This category consists mainly of "industrial automation solutions". The approach of "focusing on Industry 4.0 and big data analytics" is taken to develop variable-frequency drives (VFD) that are essential to the plants, and smart, energy saving, and high performance equipment such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) or industrial PCs (IPC) are used in combination with apps to achieve high performance, high speed, and short process.

Product certification

LITE-ON not only commits itself to complying with environmental policies and health and safety requirements of governments and customers in different countries, but also makes an active effort to obtain product certification. All LITE-ON products are consistent with their respective descriptions and comply with the labeling requirements. In 2017, LITE-ON did not violate any product or service information or labeling regulations. 圖片

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