Environmental protection standards are getting stricter day by day in Western countries. Customers in all kinds of field propose their own versions of hazardous substances restrictions. According to the addition of substances in RoHS, POHS, Halogen and REACH, customers will announce their new amendments on policies and requirements. Companies in all stages of the electronics supply chain regularly update their list of restricted substances and also formulate plans to accomplish before a set time.
Based on directions such as environmental-friendliness, materials reduction, and process simplification, the Company periodically review and make adjustments to material and production process to lower negative environmental impacts. We have achieved an MLCC manufacturing process free of halogen, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA—teflon raw material) through frequent examinations in 2010. In 2011, we start implementing reduction measures on materials used in production such as DEHP, solvents, and precious metals to attain green production goals.
Continued Implementation of Raw Materials Supply Management
In the production of MLCC, the early stages of raw materials evaluation are handled by a third-party inspector for analysis of chemical substances to ensure if the product complies with international regulations on environmental controlled substances. At the same time, we require suppliers to provide related analysis reports and guarantees to prove their products comply with the same regulations. Holy Stone conducts batch examinations with ICP equipment on a regular basis to ensure procurement process involves no environmental controlled substances as stated in the RoHS.