Environmentally Conscious Design Guide

In order to support a sustainable society, it is necessary to review the environmental impact of our products over the long term.
We have enacted the Guidelines for Environmentally Conscious Design in 2007.
This guide reflects our goals to design and develop our products for long-term merits, to assess them accordingly, and to provide our customers with environmentally-conscious products.

The Characteristics of the System

Our Environmentally Friendly Program Standards establish four environmental goals: Global warming prevention, resource conservation, going green and information disclosure. These four environmental goals are divided into nine standards such as reduction in power consumption and adoption of reusable components. The product must meet one of the nine targets to meet the environmental goals. Meeting two or more environmental goal standards qualifies a product for the company's internal certification as an Environmentally Conscious Product and for Roland DG's Eco-Label. Eco-Labels are placed on the product and displayed in company brochures. In addition, Environmentally Friendly Assessment Reports are available on our website for certified products.

Environmentally Friendly Program Standards

Global warming prevention

  1. Power consumption
    Reduction in nominal power consumption, standby power consumption and power consumption in sleep mode.

Resource conservation

  1. Reduction
    Reduction of weight of product and packaging material and product's cubic volume or footprint.
  2. Reuse
    Adoption of reusable parts and units.
  3. Recycle
    Use of raw materials in plastic components such as parts, packaging materials and accessories that are easily separated or disassembled, collected and recycled.
  4. Long-Term Use
    Fire retardant materials used in plastic parts and PCB boards facilitate maintenance and support programs and promote long-term use.

Green

  1. Advanced assessment of procured substances to determine their environmental impact
    Green Procurement (the company's standard), RoHS and WEEE.
  2. Reduced use of environmentally harmful substances in products
    Chromium (VI), cadmium, mercury and others.

Disclosure of information

  1. Environmental information about products and supplies
    Disclosing environmental information about products in brochures, product user manuals and on the company's website.
  2. Information on disposal of products and supplies
    Disclosing recycling and disposal methods and precautions.

The Process of Environmentally Conscious Product Design

Determining the environmental attributes of items and their target values

In initiating a design for a new product, determine its environmental attributes and set target values for them based on the Environmentally Friendly Program Standards. Work to achieve an environmentally friendly product that meets the standards.

Responding to laws and regulations

If there are related laws and regulations, ensure compliance.

Acquire data for items assessed for environmental friendliness

Acquire data for the environmental friendliness of items to be used, ensure that the data meets the standards established by the Environmentally Friendly Assessment Report, then input.

Reporting at the Design Review Meeting

At the design review meeting, report the status of standards compliance according to the Environmentally Friendly Assessment Report and then acquire approval for the Eco-Label.

Publication of the Environmentally Friendly Assessment Report

Publish the Environmentally Friendly Assessment Report on the company's website.

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