While our business objectives remain optimizing the products to meet the demanding performance of the customers, our "Green IT" initiative drives our design teams, procurement teams and customer teams to educate and carry together all associated external and internal stake holders involved. Continuous learning and review enables to have the policy consistently and promptly updated.
Our new policy aims that the following substances are best avoided in the production process:
- Materials and substances with known hazardous properties which are harmful to human health and the environment;
- Materials and substances with potential hazardous properties that show strong indications of serious risks to human health and the environment;
- Non-degradable materials and substances with hazardous properties that bio persists and accumulates in the atmosphere to adversely impact human health and the environment.
Going a step forward, our new policy is geared around the Precautionary Principle which means that if reasonable scientific grounds indicate a material could pose serious environmental or human health risks, even if the full extent of harm has not yet been definitively established, precautionary measures should be taken to avoid the use of such substances in products unless there is convincing evidence that the risks are insignificant compared to the overall benefits to the society at large. Our aim is to gradually phase out and substitute such substances in the short to midterm and completely eliminate them over the long term once alternative materials become viable. Considering that customer's decision is what drives acceptance. We have mandated our sales organization to continuously educate customers to ask for "ECO Friendly" products.
Our overall goal in this regard is to:
- Educate customers on asking for "ECO Friendly" products.
- Eliminate all the items banned internationally under different laws, treaties and conventions;
- Substituting PVC & BFR in desktop models in short term along with Phthalate, Antimony and Beryllium in midterm;
- Eliminate elements which are not banned by laws but are reasonable threat to human health and environment in the long term.
SIS has taken support of researchers, academicians who specialize in the domain of Environment Conservation in industrial domain to scientifically assess the environmental cause and effect relationship of each component going into its products. Like any PC manufacturer in the World, our production process is also driven by downstream suppliers to a large extent. Our team jointly works with the Original Design Manufacturers to determine the usage of chemicals and the extent of its relative impact on environment before we proceed with the use of such chemicals. Constantly seek for new environment friendly chemicals that might substitute the current ones is also an objective set.
Our engineers constantly communicate with its vendors about the evaluation and results of our analysis done. Sai InfoSystem (India) Ltd. also collaborates with various government agencies to upgrade and qualify the existing set of Rules and Regulation to ensure the delivery of safe products. As member of GESIA, CII, ASSOCHAM and such other industrial bodies, our leaders do constantly profess embracing eco-friendlyness in production and consumption of IT products and services. Constant monitoring of National policies such as Environment Protection Act (EPA), Hazardous waste Rules, ISI and ISO certification, Directives from Electronics Departments and from local government related to the IT industry provides the basic guidelines, while International Treaties, conventions and directions like RoHS which regulates the Electronics Industry form the overall umbrella.
Based on the new precautionary principle, Sai InfoSystem (India) Ltd. now aims to work more closely with its partner eco system in identifying and eliminating not only the chemicals that are known and already rated as toxic and hazardous, but also those chemicals that might pose a potential threat in the near future to the safety of the environment and human health. This further means that Sai InfoSystem (India) Ltd. shall take all necessary precautions before it decides to use any new chemicals in its upcoming models, apart from gradually phasing out specified substances from existing models.
However, Sai InfoSystem (India) Ltd. fully agrees with the Government of India's stand that the Indian approach to this issue will require appropriate handling of the IPR issue, since widest possible dissemination will require existing climate-friendly technologies and goods to be made available, especially to developing countries, as public goods. Competitive bidding for such technologies, financed through multilateral funds, could be used to avoid loss to the innovators. The collaborative R&D effort could be similarly funded through a multilateral fund under the UNFCCC with its products being available as public goods, enabling rapid and widespread dissemination. India, like other major developing countries, would be willing to be an active participant in any such initiative. It would also be necessary to provide for large scale capacity building, particularly in developing countries, to enable successful absorption and application of climate friendly technologies. A Copenhagen package incorporating these components, with an accompanying multilateral financing package, would have been an outcome worthy of a concerned global citizenry. India had made written submissions to the UNFCCC on these issues being considered in the ongoing multilateral negotiations, and we eagerly await a constructive outcome on this to fully comply with the global norms.