Green Devices and REACh Regulation
Sharp calls its environmentally conscious devices Green Devices (GD). To define guidelines for development and design based on seven concepts, Sharp established the GD Guidelines, which it began applying at all device design departments in fiscal 2004.
In developing devices, Sharp sets specific objectives according to the GD Standard Sheet, which is formulated based on the GD Guidelines; and in the trial manufacture and mass production stages, it determines how well the actual device has met these objectives, with those achieving the standards being named GD.
In fiscal 2013, Sharp revamped the GD assessment system by adding new criteria concerning the implementation of forward-looking initiatives that take customer and business partner demands into consideration. The degree to which these criteria are satisfied is represented in points called GD Challenge Points. With the new grading system having come into effect from April 2014, Sharp is encouraging voluntary efforts by its development and design departments with the aim of creating devices with an even higher level of environmental performance.
|Energy Efficiency|| |
Devices with superior energy efficiency ant that consume less energy
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Devices designed to conserve resources
Devices designed for recycling
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Devices that can be used and disposed of safely
|Long Life|| |
Devices that make products last longer
Devices that use packaging with enhanced environmental consciousness
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Devices that give environmental information
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