Eco-Design Principles

Technicolor started to implement Eco-design guidelines in 2008 and has long taken a positive stance towards environmental issues in the development, manufacture, use and ultimate disposal of its products.

Beginning in 1992, the Group has initiated a number of policies and guidelines to meet legal and corporate responsibilities and conduct its business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner everywhere it operates. The Group rigorously observes international standards, such as the ISO 14000 series and especially ISO 14062, which integrates environmental considerations into design and product development.

To support the implementation of Eco-design principles, Technicolor uses the most recent version of a Life-Cycle Analysis Tool (EIME V5) to measure the environmental impacts of a product over its entire life.

As part of its own principles when integrating environmental considerations, the Connected Home business segment commits the organization to:

  • Comply with all the laws, regulations and industry guidelines endorsed by Technicolor. These include the European Union Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Digital TV Service and Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment, the European Union’s Industry Voluntary Agreement to improve energy consumption of Complex Set-Top Boxes (CSTB), and more recently in 2015 the US Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB), and the US Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Small Network Equipment (SNE)
  • Seek continuous improvement of its environmental management through regular audits
  • Improve the environmental performance of its operations by better managing the entire lifecycle of electrical and electronic equipment including energy consumption during the use phase
  • Work with its vendors and suppliers to further drive environmental improvements and impacts, particularly through the management and control of hazardous substances and through waste reduction

Technicolor operates in a worldwide market and thus has to deal with a wide variety of national and regional initiatives governing the environmental performance and risk management associated with its products.

Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

The Group has put into place the necessary processes and initiatives to comply with laws restricting the use of hazardous substances, such as the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Restriction, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances (REACH) Directives.

Mindful of regulations banning or restricting certain chemical substances, Technicolor implemented a process for obtaining and tracking information about its suppliers. This system allows for the identification and estimation of relevant chemical substances in Technicolor’s products and ensures that banned substances are not included.

The Group is also working for better end-of-life handling of electrical equipment waste and fully complies with the European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.

Technicolor’s various product categories are also affected by energy efficiency requirements with the Company actively working to improve the energy efficiency and climate-related impact of its products.

Regarding consumer product health and safety, the Group ensures that all products sold comply with all consumer safety regulations applicable in each country where the product is marketed. Additionally, in some emerging markets where safety regulations may not yet be robust, the Group applies its knowledge of appropriate product safety regulations and ensures that emerging market products comply with a higher product safety standard.

Waste Management

Technicolor has a long-standing commitment to the principles of sound and environmentally responsible management of waste. Establishing the hierarchy of internal re-use, recycling and reclaiming followed by treatment and then landfill as the last option, Technicolor has developed and implemented programs to reduce waste generation, decrease the amount of hazardous waste, decrease waste sent to landfill, and increase recycling.

Hazardous waste is defined at each site using guidance from local governing agencies, but in general it means waste chemicals, fuels, oils, solvents, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, or other items that may have been in contact with the hazardous material, for example, cleaning materials or empty containers. All these hazardous wastes are handled, stored, and disposed in compliance with local regulation and Group Policy.

For more information on Environmental initiatives and performance, please refer to our CSR documentation below.

CSR Documentation

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