At Andor we have been working over the last number of years to reduce the impact we have on our environment, as well as improving our levels of health and safety at work.
As part of our existing Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy, Andor has put in place projects and initiatives to recycle waste and reduce energy use, making us a cleaner, safer and a more profitable business. This has contributed to Andor achieving the ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for our Environment Management System. This is a framework for Andor to control the environmental impacts of our activities, products and services, and to continually improve our environmental performance. As part of this framework Andor is committed to:
- Continual improvement and prevention of pollution on a global basis
- Meet and exceed relevant environmental legislation and other requirements
- Providing a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets
We are also developing a range of EHS statements to ensure we are compliant on EU and global legislation in areas such as WEEE the removal of all waste electronic and electrical equipment placed by Andor onto the marketplace and RoHs, the reduction of levels of hazardous substances within electronic equipment.
We are currently moving towards accreditation with The Carbon Trust, through their globally recognised ‘Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme’. This will measure our current carbon footprint with a view to reducing it in areas such as travel and energy consumption. Some of the more specific initiatives already underway include:
- Camera shipments – in 2008 we switched the shipment of our products and systems from plastic suitcases to corrugated recyclable cardboard packaging.
- Product support user guides / manuals – in 2008 we switched from sending up to three manuals with each camera, resulting in hundreds of pages and printing to electronic manuals on one CD-Rom while offering on-line support.