As the world grapples with the pressing issue of climate change, it's more important than ever to make sustainable choices that minimize your environmental impact. With Zyxel, you can rest easy knowing that you're not only getting top-of-the-line technology, but also making a positive impact on the environment.
Our eco-friendly solutions are designed to comply with the most stringent environmental regulations, reduce your operating costs, and enhance your brand reputation by attracting environmentally conscious subscribers. Choosing Zyxel is a smart business decision that can pay dividends for years to come.
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Our recent achievements
Various percentages of PCR plastic materials up to
will be adopted according to the housing design.
97% of our generic products are packed with
recyclable, eco-friendly brown box packaging that reduces your carbon footprint.
We have optimized our casing design, resulting in a lessened logistics carbon footprint with up to
increase in units per pallet.
Designing for a greener future
All new products eco-friendly by 2025
- Product made of PCR plastic and pulp
- All products made of PCR plastic and pulp
- Product designed with intelligent energy-saving software
- Product-based carbon footprint
disclosure to our customers upon request
- All products with carbon footprint disclosure
- All new products adopted green design
- Plastic-free packaging for all CPEs
Greening every step from design to disposal
To achieve our goal of fully featuring green, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond just the end product. We focus on being green throughout the entire product life cycle, from design to supplier selection, packaging, logistics, and even disposal or recycling. We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint every step of the way, and take pride in our transparency regarding our products' carbon footprint. Feel free to request information from us to make informed choices.
Green supply chain
Carbon footprint disclosure
Responsible disposal and recycling
Design for circular economy
We're committed to minimizing the use of virgin materials and contributing to the circular economy. By the end of 2024, all Zyxel green product housing will be made of PCR plastics. Various percentages of PCR plastic materials up to 100%* will be adopted according to the housing design.
Our products are designed to generate lower carbon emissions without sacrificing performance. We pride ourselves on achieving this through the perfect integration of our software expertise into hardware design. Our "design for reduction" philosophy guides us in removing unnecessary hardware design and incorporating energy-saving features that consume less energy. By considering full-aspect mechanical design, our products are much easier to repair, refurbish, and maintain, ultimately extending their lifespan and reducing waste.
*3-5% additives and solvents are necessary to be added to the recycled polymers to achieve the desired technical characteristics of the material.
Sustainable packaging for greener logistics
We have taken steps towards sustainability by adopting eco-friendly brown box packaging for over 97% of our new generic products introduced in 2022. Our packaging is 100% recyclable and avoids plastic lamination or coating. We print it with single-color, VOC-free inks in minimized areas to further reduce environmental impact.
Our foldable/detachable and ultra-thin exterior case design reduces product weight and volume, resulting in an impressive 36.7% reduction in package volume. This initiative increases the number of products per pallet by up to 47.7% and proportionately reduces the carbon footprint of logistics.
supply chain section
Managing a green, valuable supply chain
Our supply chain management involves full consideration of economic, social, and environmental aspects to ensure compliance with international regulations and environmental standards. 100% of our suppliers have signed our sustainability statement, and we employ standardized supplier management and risk assessment procedures, including regular audits and guidance for improvement.
To enhance supplier sustainability capabilities, we provide comprehensive ESG training, including guidance on verifying the carbon footprint of products and implementing ISO 14064. We also offer a supplier reward program for those who meet our sustainability goals.
Our internationally compliant green product management
The directives with which Zyxel and its suppliers comply cover three main aspects of eco-design, including ecological design, hazardous substances, and recycling management.
- Eco-design Requirements of Energy-using Products (ErP) Directive
- US Conflict Minerals
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
- Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive
- Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Battery) Directive
- Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPW) Directive
- Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA)