| NEC Introduces Environmental Efficiency into Products
June 19, 1998 (TOKYO) -- NEC Corp. introduced the concept of
environmental efficiency to assess its products and business
activities quantitatively in terms of environmental friendliness.
|In April the company set the following quantitative targets for
1) Standby power consumption of computer- and communication-related
devices is to be reduced by 30 percent by 2002 compared with
numbers in 1997.
2) Life cycle assessment be made for main products by 1999.
3) The recycle rate of materials used for computer- and
communication-related devices must be 95 percent by 2002.
4) Use of recycled plastic must be 20 percent in computer- and
communication-related devices by 2002.
5) Lead solder is to be reduced by 50 percent by 2002 compared with
that in 1997.
6) Polyvinyl chloride is to be reduced by 20 percent by 2002
compared with that in 1997.
7) Components and materials of main products are to be purchased by
taking into account "green friendliness" by 1999.
NEC already started using life cycle assessment in designing space
-saving PCs. The process will be introduced into the main products
from all divisions by 1999, company officials said.
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