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Carbon Footprint Reduction

Reducing Carbon Footprint Step by Step

Enterprises, before they implement carbon reduction strategies, must learn thoroughly about all possible ways the products they manufacture can produce greenhouse gases within the entire life-cycle of that product. They must then mitigate them; that is, to reduce the carbon footprint of these products. BenQ practices the promise of sustainability of the Earth, and has been closely following the international standards and trends for carbon footprint calculation.

Carbon footprint is a means of describing the carbon dioxide released directly and indirectly from a product in the process of raw material acquisition, manufacture, distribution, transportation as to the use and final disposal stage.

In 2009, BenQ started to follow the PAS 2050 protocol drawn by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK Carbon Trust and the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and selected products with 20-inch display, (ref. G2020HD and 32-inch TV, ref. VB3223E) as an indicator models and cooperated with suppliers, starting from front-end of product design, to proceed with a product carbon footprint inventory and achieve industry-leading product carbon footprint certification. In 2010, BenQ gradually reduced the carbon footprint certification of digital projectors, (ref. MP772ST), e-book readers, (ref. K61) and digital cameras, (ref. C1450) among others. Step by step, BenQ is fulfilling its CSR declaration to return sustainability to Earth.