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Responsible Production
AND CONSUMPTION

Getac integrates the concept of green products into the entire product life cycle, from the acquisition of raw materials, research and development, production and manufacturing, transportation and distribution, to consumer use and the recycling and reuse of end products. Through design, Getac aims to achieve maximum value through effective reuse. The company implements various measures such as reduce, reuse, recycle, and recovery to mitigate its environmental impact.

Our research and development team is also committed to practicing environmental stewardship through the power of technology. This includes developing low-energy consumption products to achieve energy savings and emissions reduction. We are also gradually increasing the incorporation of Post Consumer plastic (PCR), which is recycled plastic, in the raw materials for plastic casing products. This helps reduce the usage of new materials and moves us towards a circular economy approach.

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Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Getac Kunshan, which specializes in the assembly of electronic products has incorporated the IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system for electrical and electronic components and products, and complies with international directives for environmental protection, including the REACH, Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC), and RoHS, to prevent the use of materials, parts, or products containing hazardous substance which would otherwise impact the ecosystem.

In 2022, all incoming materials passed the inspection, and no hazardous substances were found. Products produced by automotive plants are die-casting metal parts composed of aluminum alloys and are not end products. 100% of the automotive parts produced and metal materials purchased in 2022 complied with the specifications of automobile customers and were also in line with national environmental protection regulations and the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS).

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getac complies with international directives

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Hazardous substances

  • IECQ/QC080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management System Requirement
    RoHS 2.0(2011/65/EU)Restriction of –
  • Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC
  • REACH(EC 1907/2006)
    SVHC(Substance of Very High Concern)

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Product Impact

  • U.S.A. , EPEAT(Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)
  • EU, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)(2012/19/EC)
  • ErP, Energy-relating Product directive
  • Energy Star(ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Computers Eligibility Criteria Version 8.0)

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Product Safety Certifications

  • UL safety logos
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Better Than International Environmental Protection And Safety Standards

All electronic products from Getac has passed international safety standard certifications, complying with the safety requirements for electronic products, wireless radio frequency, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and other regulations in the shipping countries. This includes certifications such as UL and FCC in the United States, CE in the European Union, BSMI in Taiwan, among others. They also label relevant safety, environmental, energy-saving, and communication certifications on the products or packaging in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the shipping region. There were no incidents of non-compliance with product labeling.

In addition, Getac are designed to meet the specific safety requirements of industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and oil. Some models have obtained proactive certifications for high-specification safety standards, such as ATEX/IECEx Zone 0, 20, UL913 (Class I/ II Division 1).

Raw Material Low Cardon Design

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rugged computers, the products produced by our subsidiary Getac Technology (GTC) are widely used by the government agencies of all countries and large international corporations. Our rugged solution not only provide superior ruggedness but also equipped with high performing endurance and the energy-saving design conforms to the latest international energy saving design and specification requirements, such as Energy Star 8.0 and energy performance regulations enforced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the California Energy Commission., etc., and is verified according to the requirements of Energy Star through Design Quality Verification (DQA) Department, to ensure low energy consumption design specifications and allow users to save a large amount of unnecessary energy consumption.

The energy consumption of products from GTC, which are certified with ENERGY STAR®, has been tested in the laboratory, and the actual measured values are all lower than the required standard values specified in the reports. The average power consumption of the thirteen main models sold by Getac in 2022 is lower than the standard value of Energy Star by 4.96 (KWh/yr). After multiplying this by the number of units sold in the year, it is estimated that the rugged computers sold by GTC in 2022 could save the Earth approximately 706.48 MWh per year, equivalent to 360 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. (Referring to Taiwan Power Company’s information, the carbon emission factor is calculated at 0.502 kg CO2e/KWh). Demonstrate Getac’s efforts and achievements in energy-saving design.

Recycle & Reuse

To reduce packaging material usage, Getac Holding’s subsidiary companies have implemented product packaging recycling programs based on their sales models and delivery locations. For products mainly intended for export, the outsourcing cartons cannot be recycled. However, for products mainly intended for domestic sales, the company evaluates the transportation distance and packaging usage with frequent trading partners. After assessing these factors, they communicate with customers to facilitate the recycling and reuse of cartons.

In the aspect of reducing electronic waste, subsidiary company GTC’s rugged products comply with the WEEE requirements. On each of our products, we not only mark the products are recyclable and provide instructions on how to dismantle the products. We also commission local certified vendors in European regions to recycle our products. When recycling our products, they can be easily disassembled for re-use, which reduces resource waste. Furthermore, Getac products are designed following Energy related Products (EuP) directives and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.

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Supplier Sustainable Management

Getac Holdings believes that a strong foundation for supply chain management comes from close cooperation and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, where risks and benefits are shared. Getac follows the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and has established the company’s corporate social responsibility policy and supplier code of conduct. The relevant sustainability requirements have been incorporated into the Long-Term Procurement Master Agreement.

All raw material suppliers are required to sign the Long-Term Procurement Master Agreement and comply with its provisions, which include commitments from the supplier and its upstream suppliers to adhere to integrity clauses, fulfill environmental protection responsibilities, respect labor rights, prohibit the use of conflict minerals, and agree to provide notification and evidence to assist in the investigation of mineral sources and regulatory processes.

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Getac Includes The Following Sustainability Issues In The Master Purchase Agreement

  • Guarantees non-use of environmentally hazardous substance and comply with environmental related laws and regulations.
  • Prohibit use of conflict minerals.
  • Prohibit use of forced labor and child labor.
  • Respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
  • Non-discrimination
  • Protect intellectual property rights and prohibit against infringement of others’ trademarks, copyrights, patent rights, and trade secrets.
  • Prohibit offering or accepting bribes, commission rebates, and accepting improper endowments or hospitality.
  • Protecting occupational health and safety.
  • Comply with environmental laws in pollutant emission and waste disposal and obtain ISO14001 certification.

Getac Holdings Supply Chain Management
Contract ManagementDue DiligenceSupplier Audit
Sign the Supplier’s Letter of Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility before the collaborationDeclare the composition of the materials on the GP green product management system before collaborationHigh-risk manufacturers conduct on-site supplier audits
Sign a master purchase agreement that includes ESG requirementsSign the VOC Compliance Declaration for the suppliers of coating materials, inks, adhesives, and cleaning agents in China and foreign countries
Sign a PO that incorporates ESG requirements Conduct a supplier sustainability questionnaire survey every year
Sign a PO that requires basic ESG requirementInvestigation on the ESG compliance
Sign the agreement of “Most Favorable Treatment and No-Corruption Guarantee AgreementImplementation of the ESG training
Suppliers are required to provide the management system certificate and test report

Supplier Due Diligence

Since 2019, Getac Holdings has required suppliers to conduct an annual ESG self-assessment questionnaire to understand their sustainability performance and regulatory compliance within the supply chain. In 2022, Getac Holdings and its subsidiaries invited a total of 802 suppliers to complete the ESG self-assessment questionnaire, achieving a response rate of 96%. The survey results revealed that 77% of suppliers have established labor practices or human rights-related policies, 76% have environmental health and safety management systems, and 88.5% ensure compliance with corporate social responsibility in the supply chain through methods such as self-assessment questionnaires, internal audits, and on-site inspections.

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Responsible Minerals

The Company promises to work with suppliers to take responsibility for social and environmental protection, support and comply with the Responsible Minerals initiative and not use conflict minerals mined through human rights abuses or armed coercion, especially gold, Tantalum, tungsten, tin, cobalt, mica and other minerals or their derivatives mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. The suppliers will fulfill the aforementioned statement and will notify the Company and provide evidence to assist in the investigation of sources of minerals and the production and sale supervision process.

Prohibiting procurement of conflict materials: