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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AND COMMITMENT
 

At Grace Global Corporation, we’re serious about producing the absolute best computing systems, service solutions and we take our social responsibility just as seriously. We’re committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities and countries where we do business.

Grace Global is not only committed to using renewable resources to protect our environment but also as well as reducing its environmental impact across all aspects of business –from  the custom built products, operations, and services. With the environment in mind we design our products to be sustainable throughout their life cycles, we offer product reuse and recycling solutions, and set high environmental standards in our operations and supply chain.
 
That commitment continues to be one of our guiding principles that are deeply ingrained in our values. It is from this history and these values that Grace Global has become a leader in delivery of environmentally sustainable solutions for the good of all.
 
Grace Global meets this commitment with a comprehensive environmental, health & safety policy, strict environmental management of our operations and worldwide environmental programs and services.
 
Our corporate social responsibility covers four major areas and is embeded within all our business processes and everyone we interact with, including our products, employees, facilities, supply chain operations, and suppliers.
Quality Policy
Grace Global is committed to producing top-quality products that meet or exceed clients requirements. We work to continually improve the effectiveness of our production and management systems by providing incomparable attention to detail. Our success is driven by our employees’ contributions and their commitment to our core values and purpose.
Environmental Policy
Grace Global is committed to complying with relevant environmental legislation and regulations that prevent pollution within our supply chain, such as RoHS (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment). From the choice of materials we use to how they’re disposed of, we take an environmentally active role by reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible.
ISO 14001 Self-Certified: Our Environmental Management System
At Grace Global our top management defines our environmental policy to ensure that it:
  • Is appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services
  • Includes a commitment to continual improvement and prevention of pollution
  • Includes a commitment to comply with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which the organization subscribes which relate to its environmental aspects
  • Provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets
  • Is documented, implemented and maintained
  • Is communicated to all persons working for or on behalf of the organization
  • Is available to the public.
Safety Policy
Grace Global protects the safety and well being of its employees by continuous evaluation of our operations, and compliance with workplace safety laws such as OSHA. We also follow country-specific workplace laws to ensure that our supply chain is following accepted safety standards for their regions.
Security Policy
At Grace Global, we do what we can to ensure our operation is safe from harmful interference by complying with U.S. guidelines contained in C-TPAT (Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). We also assess security measures within our supply chain, from the point of origin to the point of distribution, to ensure we adhere to the minimum standards.
 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATIONS

EPEAT

All desktops and laptops offered by Grace Global Corporation have been self-certified to the EPEAT Gold level as outlined in the ANSI-approved IEEE 1680 standard.  We are in the process of having our systems registered with EPEAT at this level. All of the computer monitors provided under this contract are either EPEAT Silver certified or EPEAT Silver Self-certified with their certification in process.   Website: http://www.epeat.net/ 

ENERGY STAR

Grace Global Corporation has a partnership agreement with Energy Star.  Our WSCA offered products are in the process of being registered with Energy Star, many of which already having been tested and certified by a third party to meet the Energy Star 4.0 requirements.   Website: http://www.energystar.gov/

 

Grace Branded and Offered Products

Blue Angel

EcoLogo Certified

Energy Star Registered

EPEAT

(specify level)

Green Guard

Nordic Swan

RoHS

TCO Certified

Desktops

 

 

Yes

Gold

 

 

Yes

 

Laptops/Notebooks

 

 

Yes

Gold

 

 

Yes

 

Monitors (LCD)

 

 

Yes

Silver

 

 

Yes

Yes, TCO’3

Projectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

On each page of our website that features our products we will have a statement announcing our partnership status with EPEAT and Energy Star. This will link to a page that will list all of our products with, at a minimum, their EPEAT and ENERGY STAR Certifications and Registrations.  www.wsca.graceglobalinc.com/greenprograms

 

BLUE ANGEL

Grace Global environmental objectives are in-line with the Environmental Label’s objectives of avoidance of pollutants, emissions, noise and waste, the lowest possible energy consumption of electronic devices during use as well as responsible recycling of used products through our Recycling Service.    Website: http://www.blauer-engel.de/en/index.php

EcoLogo CERTIFIED

Due to the announced partnership between EcoLogo and EPEAT, Grace Global has self-certified our WSCA product line offerings with the EPEAT ANSI-approved IEEE 1680 standard which is in-line with the EcoLogo ISO 14024 standard.    Website: http://www.ecologo.org/en/

ENERGY STAR

Grace Global has a partnership agreement with Energy Star and is in the process of qualifying our WSCA product lines with the ENERGY STAR label.  Grace Global sells products that meet the ENERGY STAR 4.0 requirements, and we are committed to developing and manufacturing future ENERGY STAR compliant systems.  Website: http://www.energystar.gov/

EPEAT

Grace Global has self-certified our WSCA product lines based on the EPEAT ANSI-approved IEEE 1680 standard.  Grace desktops and laptops meet the EPEAT GOLD level standards and our monitors meet the EPEAT SILVER level standards. Compared to conventional computer equipment, our EPEAT self-registered computers and monitors have reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health and the environment. They are more energy efficient, which reduces emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. They are also easier to upgrade and recycle.  Our EPEAT product offerings further demonstrate our commitment to develop and manufacture environmentally responsible products.  Website: http://www.epeat.net/

GREEN GUARD

Grace Global’s environmental objectives resonate with the mission of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air.  Grace Global is committed to continue the developing and manufacturing of products that are compliant with these objectives and that meet the low-emission requirements.  Website: http://www.greenguard.org/

NORDIC SWAN

Grace Global’s environmental objectives are aligned with the requirements to be awarded the Swan license which focus on power consumption, design (upgradeability and disassembling), plastics and their additives (e.g. flame retardants), heavy metals, recycling of discarded products, and performance such as noise level, ergonomics and electrical and magnetic fields.  Website: http://www.svanen.nu/Default.aspx?tabName=StartPage

RoHS

Grace Global understands the environmental risks associated with the substances covered by the RoHS Directive and is committed to eliminating or reducing the use of these, as well as other environmentally-sensitive substances, in our products. Through our environmental objectives, Grace Global restricts the use of cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury, PBBs and PBDEs in Grace branded products.  Website: http://www.rohs.gov.uk/

 
TCO CERTIFIED

Grace Global monitors abd meets the eco-label criteria regarding electromagnetic fields, visual ergonomics, energy consumption, recyclable design and take-back programs and is in process for TCO certification.   Website: http://www.tcodevelopment.com/

 
EUROPEAN UNION WEEE DIRECTIVE

At Grace Global we are continually working to manufacture products that meet the standards of the European Union's WEEE Directive.  These directives require the design of new electrical and electronic equipment meet strict environmental standards and that the disposal of equipment is managed with a product take-back program at a competitive cost, benefiting customers and the environment.  By working to comply with these directives we are demonstrating our commitment to manufacture products that help protect our environment.  Website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/index_en.htm

 

Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI)

As a Premier Provider of Intel, Grace Global participates in the CSCI and commits to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and corporate participants commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products.  Our products promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer’s power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state.

Website: http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/

 

80 PLUS (this was not part of what we submitted)

The 80 PLUS performance specification requires multi-output power supplies in computers and servers to be 80% or greater energy efficient at 20%, 50% and 100% of rated load with a true power factor of 0.9 or greater. All of Grace Global’s Computer Systems offered under this contract are built with 80 Plus Power Supplies.

Website: http://www.80plus.org/


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