We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our environmental preservation efforts.
Knowles’ operations are governed by a variety of international, national, state and local environmental laws and we are committed to the continued compliance with these laws in our operations. To help achieve this, Knowles has established a Green Materials Policy pursuant to which it has established a Green Materials Standard. The products Knowles offers are in compliance with the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations.
This standard is based on the list of substances identified in the JIG-101 Standard which is endorsed by the EIA, the JEDEC and the JGPSSI associations as well as the Sony Standard SS-00259. To meet this requirement, supplier data for all purchased materials is reviewed to ensure compliance with applicable standards and performs analytical testing when deemed necessary.
We also continuously gauge our progress by metrics that include reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, volatile organic compounds (VOC), metal and cardboard consumption and landfill utilization. Leaving a smaller environmental footprint gives us the power to create economic value for our customers and shareholders – and protect the long term well-being of the environment.
Through sustainable practices such as reducing waste, increasing energy efficiency and using green materials, we are striving to meet the global environmental needs of today and tomorrow.