Green product management

intro section

We develop the Zyxel Green Product Management System to standardize procedures for managing and monitoring the consecutive and interlinked stages of its products — from materials acquisition to design and development, as well as manufacturing, delivery and installation, use, maintenance, repair, upgrading, end-of-life treatment, and disposal.

Our green product management procedure

international compliant section

Our international compliant green product management

The directives with which Zyxel and its suppliers comply cover three main aspects of eco-design, including hazardous substances, recycling management, and ecological design.

Hazardous substances
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directives
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directives
  • Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Battery) Directives
  • Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPW) Directives
Recycling management
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directives
Ecological design
  • Energy-related Products (ErP) Directives

Zyxel’s products have obtained several environmental or safety-related certifications throughout the years.

 
1996
 
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Directive 94/62/EC
PPW
2006
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Directive 2002/95/EC
RoHS
Directive 2002/96/EC
WEEE
Directive 2005/32/EC
EuP
2008
 
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Directive 2006/66/EC
Battery
2009
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Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
REACH
Directive 2009/125/EU
ErP
2010
 
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Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008
Standby and off mode power consumption of electrical and electronic equipment
Regulation (EC) No 278/2009
External power supplies
2012
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Directive 2012/19/EU
WEEE II
2014
 
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Regulation (EC) No 801/2013
Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008
2016
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Directive 2014/53/EU
RED
Directive 2014/30/EU
EMC
Directive 2014/35/EU
LVD
2020
 
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Regulation (EU) 2019/1021
Persistent organic pollutants
2021
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Regulation (EU) 2017/821
Conflict minerals

Carbon footprint section

Carbon footprint management

From receiving ISO 14064-1 certification to establishing a carbon footprint calculation platform, developing carbon footprint labels, and promoting product lifecycle thinking, Zyxel introduces the green concept in the early stage of product design and reduces carbon footprint during product manufacturing and transportation. We work relentlessly to optimize product life spans and recyclability and gradually minimize the direct and indirect environmental impacts throughout the lifecycle of Zyxel products.

Carbon footprint calculation platform

Our carbon footprint and environmental footprint calculation platform helps us understand each product’s environmental impact during its life cycle and further optimize the product specifications to be environmentally friendly.

Carbon footprint label

Zyxel develops a carbon footprint label to disclose the carbon footprint on its products or packaging, providing customers with open, transparent information as a manifestation of the company’s determination to develop green products.

Hazardous substance section

Hazardous substance management

Consumer safety and health is the most essential consideration we apply to product design and development. Zyxel follows the standards regulated by RoHS, WEEE, and ErP to ensure detoxification, dematerialization, and decarbonization of our products. In 2021, the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous products (RAPEX) reported zero Zyxel products as unsafe.