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Sustainable Technology and Innovation BenQ’s ‘Green Life Initiative’

Sustainable Technology and Innovation BenQ’s ‘Green Life Initiative’

01-30-2012
Australia, February 2012:  It may be the time for New Year’s Resolutions, but BenQ’s decision to label their entire product range with new ecoFACTS labels in 2012 is simply another demonstration of the company’s continuing commitment to protect the planet and pursue the highest level of corporate environmental sustainability, globally.
 
ecoFACTS declares BenQ’s greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, and importantly, clearly communicates to the consumer the energy-saving design incorporated in the product maximising efficiency and saving the customer money long-term through reduced power consumption.
 
From 2012, ecoFACT green labels will clearly indicate eco-design and eco materials adopted in all products in BenQ’s range.
 
As a global corporate brand, BenQ has been working towards a greener future for some time, and are proudly paving the way for other manufacturers to adopt a similar strategy to ensure environmental stability.  It has now accumulated over 150 green certificates from major countries, including Energy Star and EPEAT (gold and silver) from the United States of America, TCL from Sweden, PC3R from Japan, Energy Conservation Certificate from China, and from Taiwan, the Environmental Protection Certificate, Power Consumption Certificate, Carbon Footprint Label and EPD.
 
Said general manager for BenQ Australia, Chee F. Chung, “The use of toxic materials is strictly controlled and where possible, toxic parts are replaced by eco-friendly components in our manufacturing process.  Eco packaging and recycling practices are a focus for BenQ, with many of our products now incorporating more than 95% recycled materials.
 
“Today, BenQ continues to enhance its corporate social responsibility implementation, as it strives to be recognised as a green brand and a green enterprise, as well as a leader of sustainable development of tomorrow,” said Chung.
 
ecoFACTS labelling:
Designed to clearly indicate the eco design and eco materials adopted in the manufacturing process, these special labels contain three major subjects:
  • Energy saving and carbon production
  • Hazardous substances control
  • Eco packaging and recycling
 
Continues Chung, “Through technological innovation, BenQ adhere to using power supply with high-efficiency and setting the goal of energy efficiency while developing products to reduce carbon emissions.  Through energy efficient products, we provide consumers with better ways to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, so that everyone can do their part to protect the environment. 
 
We take this stance very seriously, and promote a corporate culture of social responsibility not only within the products that we manufacture but in the way our company operates and the staff that we employ.  We have instigated office regulations and self-inspections for our employees to establish energy saving offices, and since 2008, our employees have planted more than 800,000 trees in the neighbourhood of our plants around the world,” she said.
 
Please visit https://csr.benq.com/webpage/productinfo/ecoFACTS_en.aspx for further information on BenQ’s Green Life Initiative – which covers:
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Reduce Carbon Footprint, Improving Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon Emissions Transportation, Reducing Packaging Materials)
  • Resource Saving (Recycled Plastics Adoption, Green Products Design)
  •  Ecological Diversity,
  • Chemical Substance Control)
 
LCD Monitor Projector Digital Camera
V2220, V2220H W1200, W1100, W700, MS500, MX501, GP2 P1410, S1430
Eco friendly ink printing, Mercury-free LEDbacklit, 85% recycled papers in packaging, BFR/PVC free plastics Arsenic free optical glass, BFR/PVC free product, PVC free plastic packaging Eco friendly ink printing, Arsenic free optical glass, BFR/PVC free casing plastics
 
For further information visit www.BenQ.com.au or call (02) 8988 6500.
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Media Enquiries to Toni Ruhle on 0413 721 290 or preferably Email: fyi@optusnet.com.au 
 
 
About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD displays, digital cameras, storage devices, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 2008 revenues of BenQ Corporation exceeded US$1.54 billion.
 
  • About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd.  2008 revenues of BenQ Group exceeded US$19 billion dollars.
 
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