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Fujitsu. Towards a greener, healthier world.

  • 03 January, 2006 15:51

<p>Making every activity ‘green’, Fujitsu is taking the initiative in implementing the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across most newly released products, well in advance of the July 2006 deadline.</p>
<p>Sydney, 03 January 2006: Fujitsu PC Australia today announced that as of January 2006 onwards, the majority of Fujitsu’s mobile computing products are now fully compliant with the European Union’s directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), well ahead of the directive’s compliance deadline of July 2006. The refreshed LifeBook S7020, S7021, S6240, S2110, E8020, C1321 and LifeBook P7120, P1510 and T4020 are all RoHS-compliant.</p>
<p>Committed to the promotion of a clean environment for current and future generations, Fujitsu has adopted a RoHS-compliant environmental policy, allowing Fujitsu to stay very focused on our customers’ and end-users’ health and well-being, translating into a healthier environment for all.</p>
<p>A three-pronged approach has been adopted to deliver comprehensive efforts on environmental management with an environmental action plan, activities for eliminating specified hazardous substances, and a green procurement direction which involves the promotion of procurement from suppliers that are eager for environmental protection activities and products low in environmental loads.</p>
<p>Adrian Mead, Manager, Australasia Operations says “At Fujitsu, we recognise that environmental activities performed by the Fujitsu Group as an IT enterprise help to ensure the sustainable prosperity of the Australasian and global community. By implementing the RoHS directive, we are making every effort to leave nature as it is for the next and future generations by ensuring that the entire organisation and the individual people of Fujitsu Group will always keep ahead of the times when acting for the global environment”.</p>
<p>What specifically is the RoHS?
It stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances" and is the European Union (EU) directive that restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electronic components shipped into Europe. Although this directive officially takes effect on 1 July 2006, majority of Fujitsu’s mobile computing product range is already RoHS-compliant.</p>
<p>What are the Hazardous Substances restricted by RoHS?
The RoHS directive requires that manufacturers be able to demonstrate negative or minimal levels of the following identified substances in their product manufacture and disposal:</p>
<p>• Lead (Pb)
• Hexavalent chromium (Cr +6)
• Mercury (Hg)
• PolyBrominated Biphenyl (PBB)
• Cadmium (Cd)
• PolyBrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE)</p>
<p>These substances are a risk to human health and are a health hazard when disposed of, and to those who dispose them. The new RoHS directive, applicable to all technology manufacturers, helps eliminate risks from these substances and ensures not only a cleaner and safer environment, but adds to the growing global understanding for the need to protect our environment and the development of ever cleaner and greener new technologies.</p>
RoHS-compliant accessories are being phased in for Fujitsu PC products, with a compliance program underway. More information will soon be available from</p>
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<p>Media Contact
Brooke Costello
Fujitsu PC Australia</p>

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