RECYCLE ~ REDUCE ~ REUSE
Environment and the EVS
The EVS can make a positive contribution to corporate policies with regard to a company's interaction with its immediate environment.
The EVS makes a significant contribution to attaining and retaining ISO 14001 compliance by effectively recycling large quantities of otherwise waste solder dross back to pure reusable solder. In a shop floor situation it does this quickly, cleanly and efficiently and unlike many other environmental measures, it saves significant sums of money as well . The processed solder can immediately be reintroduced to the solder bath.
Reducing waste produced by in house processes in turn reduces the purchase requirements for new product. Reductions in paperwork, bureaucracy, storage, transport (petrol etc.) will ensue..
The global thrust for business and environmental improvement is encapsulated in the ISO14001 standard. This has been enthusiastically embraced by many multinational companies including:
Motorola, Kimball, Siemens, Celestica, Jabil, Flextronics, Sharp, Panasonic, etc. This list is continually expanding and is by no means complete.
ISO14001 is a voluntary standard which allows a company to establish systems which minimise the company's effect on the environment. The benefits of ISO14001 include
The two areas where the EVS can impact are:
A Company which has or is aiming to qualify for ISO14001 has to consider the EVS very seriously.