Environmental policy

Environmental Impact

A company, no matter how large or small, cannot function without keeping in mind the impact its products and services have on the environment and communities that sustain their business.

AOC stands as a seasoned corporation that understands the importance of creating products that fit into the digital lifestyles of today’s consumers, but does so by creating packaging out of recyclable material and engineering products that consume less power than ever before. Today’s advances in technology allow for the manufacturing of incredibly powerful, crystal clear and thin displays that consume only a fraction of the power their much bulkier and fuzzier counterparts once consumed.

AOC is leading the way in developing environmentally friendly product materials, while still keeping its promise to consumers that products baring the AOC brand will be of the highest quality in both performance and design.

“Advances in display technology should not be setbacks for our environment. We take great pride in offering Energy Star certified products and launching new technologies, such as our ultra-thin WLED displays, that offer improved performance, while requiring fewer materials for development and less energy for use.”

EPEAT

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a system based on IEEE 1680 - 2006 the environmental performance standard to evaluate how "green" the electronic products are. Currently, EPEAT covers desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors.

Recognizing the environmental impacts of tech manufacturing has become increasingly important, both purchasers and manufacturers are seeking standard environmental rules to define “green” products. EPEAT meets the needs of both parties. With its standardized criteria, purchasers can compare products and manufacturers can learn how to reduce the manufacturing environmental impact by improving the design of their products.

The products with the EPEAT logo are considered to have met the strict standards for reduced environmental impact during manufacturing. Under The Federal Acquisition Regulations, all Federal agencies must purchase at least 95% EPEAT-registered products in all relevant electronic product categories.
For more information about EPEAT, please visit: epeat.net.
For details of AOC products winning EPEAT awards, please click here

As part of the EPEAT Gold standard, AOC provides free recycling of the packaging materials to institutional customers. For information on how to recycle your packaging materials, please refer to the following contacts:

OEM Recycling Solutions
Tel. 1-800-362-9608
www.dnagroup.us

AOC Green Packing

Every AOC monitor is manufactured to meet the most stringent green standards; in addition, the packaging of AOC monitors is also developed with those same standards in mind. One such standard is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.

About AOC Monitor’s Packaging Recycling Program

In order to conserve natural resources and minimize landfill usage, we ask you to please recycle your monitor carton and filler materials properly. If you are not able to dispose of the packaging material in an appropriate recycling facility, AOC monitor will recycle the foam filler material and cardboard carton of your packaging for you. For information on how to recycle your packaging materials, please refer to the following contacts:

About Packaging and Packing Waste Directive In 1994

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (Directive 94/62/EC) was inacted. According to the Directive, packaging material should meet the standard of minimum weight and volume to ensure safety and customer acceptance including concentration levels of lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and mercury which are not exceeded limits in packaging or packaging components. Any material used for containing, protecting, handling, delivery and presentation of any type of goods is considered as packaging material.

An amendment to the directive was introduced in 2004, adding new requirements for packaging waste reuse (a minimum of 60% of packaging waste must be recovered for further use) and energy recycling (55%~80% of all packaging waste must be recycled).

Maryland

Maryland’s Statewide Electronics Recycling Program requires that a recycling takeback program approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment must be free, including contact information, to Maryland customers. This includes a free shipping container, if requested, by the customer. Through DNA Group, Envision Peripherals offers a mail-back program that meets the recycling requirements of Maryland law.

In addition, for applicable devices, a manufacturer must provide instructions for the safe wiping of data from devices prior to their return. Please see this link for information: http://www.dban.org/
For information on how to have your device recycled, please visit the following DNA Group web pages at: dnagroup.us/takeback
Tel: 800-362-9608

Missouri, New Jersey, New York

For information on how to have your AOC products recycled in your state, please visit the DNA Group website: dnagroup.us/takeback

North Carolina

The North Carolina Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law (Session Law 2010-67) was enacted on July 1, 2010. AOC offers a mail-back program that meets the recycling requirements of North Carolina.
To find out more about how to recycle your products in North Carolina, please visit our North Carolina recycling website.

Texas

Envision Peripherals Inc., manufacturer of AOC & Envision brands of computer monitors, is pleased to announce the implementation of its mail-back recycling program. This program is free and is available exclusively to consumers and home business owners in the State of Texas.

This program has been created to comply with the State of Texas’ new law requiring manufacturers to offer consumers and home business owners a convenient way to recycle used and un-wanted computer equipment. For more information about the law, please visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website at http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/p2/recycle/electronics/computer-recycling.html.

To request recycling service, please go the DNA Group website: dnagroup.us/takeback

Virginia

Virginia's Computer Recovery and Recycling Act was signed into law and goes into effect on July 1, 2009. The law requires manufacturers to provide Virginia household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use and recycling opportunities for certain devices. The program will accept the following devices, covered under the Virginia law.

Monitors - The list of Envision Peripherals, Inc. owned brands of monitors is as follows.

AOC
Envision
As part of Virginia's Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, manufacturers are required to post annual recovery program reports on their websites. Envision Peripherals, Inc. annual reports are provided below, indicated by program year.

2009
To find out more how to recycle your AOC and Envision products in Virginia, please visit: www.mrmrecycling.com/collectio...