Environmental Management System
As a global distributor of electronic components, we acknowledge our legal responsibilities to help prevent pollution, to reduce waste and energy consumption, and to minimize the impact we have on the environment through our activities and services. Our Environmental Management System allows us to consistently control our impact on the environment, ensures compliance with environmental legislation and gives us the incentive to continually improve our business operations.
Environmental Permits and Reporting
Environmental legal, regulatory, and other requirements are identified and documented on the Environmental Aspects and Impacts Matrix. Periodic evaluation of environmental compliance to these requirements is performed to assure that obligations are met. Results of the evaluation are reported to Future Electronics’ Executive Management during the annual Quality and Environmental Management System Review.
Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction
Future Electronics recognizes its responsibility for protecting the environment, preventing pollution, and meeting regulatory and other requirements for environmental protection. We will work in partnership with Customers, Suppliers, Governments and Communities to understand environmental issues and support environmental improvement initiatives, and we will strive to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and facilities.
Future Electronics identifies items considered hazardous by federal, state, provincial, and/or local regulations (for example WHMIS, COSHH, MoM, or OSHA regulations). These items have a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) from their manufacturer which is kept on file at the site where the substance is warehoused, used, and/or stored. The SDS defines safe handling, movement, storage, use, recycling and disposal of the substance, and it will be provided in each Customer shipment.
Future Electronics’ Corporate and Distribution Centers have processes in place to monitor the amount of solid waste generated by these facilities. Recycling and reuse programs have been developed to continually reduce the amount of solid waste sent to landfills.
Future Electronics’ business operations are considered ‘low relevance’ in terms of environmental impact. Air emissions are limited primarily to HVAC systems and are monitored as required by legal and regulatory requirements.
Future Electronics passes through material chemical content compliance information as available from original component manufacturers. As a distributor, Future Electronics cannot provide blanket certifications, agreements, test reports, or other chemical content details beyond the information provided by the original component manufacturer.
Future Electronics facilities are considered ‘low relevance’. As such, there is minimal wastewater from our facilities. Any regulatory requirements for wastewater control and/or reporting are managed at the site level. Sites may also monitor their water use with a goal of water conservation where possible.
Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions are tracked and documented for our Corporate Headquarters. Future Electronics looks for opportunities to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency.