Xplore's Environmental Plan Environment

Xplore recognizes the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on the earth for future generations, and thereby ensuring that all humanity can attain a healthy and enriched life. To this end, Xplore strives to achieve a low environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of our products and business activities. By capitalizing on our superior technologies and our ability to innovate, we strive not only to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, but also to deliver environmentally conscious products and services that enrich our customers' lives.

To ensure full awareness of the principles, mid- and long-term targets and compliance with internal rules of Xplore, we have established, and continue to improve, a unified environmental management system.


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Environmental Policy

Xplore is committed to managing health, safety, and environmental (HS&E) matters as an integral part of our business. In particular, it is our policy to assure the HS&E integrity of our processes and facilities at all times and at all places. We will do so by adhering to the following principles:

Compliance

We will comply with applicable laws and regulations and will implement programs and procedures to assure compliance. Compliance with HS&E standards will be a key ingredient in the training, performance reviews, and incentives of all employees.

We also plan to meet or exceed specifications for the European Union’s (EU) Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2002/95/EC) directive on a worldwide basis and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE 2002/96/EC) directive before their respective deadlines. The RoHS directive requires manufacturers of electronic products shipped in the EU to eliminate or minimize several chemical compounds, including lead. The WEEE directive requires product marking, registration, take-back, and recycling of products shipped to the EU.

Risk Reduction, Prevention, and Resource Management

We will seek opportunities, beyond compliance requirements, for reducing risk to human health and the environment, and we will establish and meet our own HS&E quality standards where appropriate.

We will employ management systems and procedures specifically designed to prevent activities and/or conditions that pose a threat to human health, safety, or the environment. We will look for ways to minimize risk and protect our employees and the communities in which we operate by employing clean technology, including safe technologies and operating procedures, as well as being prepared for emergencies.

We will strive to minimize releases to the air, land, or water through use of cleaner technologies and the safer use of chemicals. We will minimize the amount and toxicity of waste generated and will ensure the safe treatment and disposal of waste.

We will manage scarce resources, such as water, energy, land, and forests in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Communication

We will communicate our commitment to HS&E quality to our employees, vendors, and customers. We will solicit their input in meeting our HS&E goals and in turn will offer assistance to meet their goals.

Continuous Improvement

We will measure our progress as best we can. We will review our progress at least on an annual basis. We will continuously seek opportunities to improve our adherence to these principles, and will periodically report progress to our stakeholders.

Recycling Program

Send us your unwanted Xplore products and/or batteries, or find a recycling center near you. If your old Xplore products and/or batteries have no value or you want to recycle them in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, go to the Contact Support page and submit a technical support request.

Alternatively, customers can choose to drop their unwanted Xplore products at a local recycling center. For batteries, Xplore has partnered with Call2Recycle®. Call2Recycle® is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America. RBRC is a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization.

For any other Xplore product (excluding batteries), Xplore has partnered with R2 Solutions. R2 Solutions (R2S) is a non-profit organization established to house the R2 Practices for proper recycling practices and provide R2 certified recycler locations.