Green Product

Responsible Production and Consumption

Not only caring for the environment but also providing healthy and safe products is the commitment of Getac to customers. The United Nations has announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 12th of which is “Responsible Production and Consumption.” Getac advocates this concept with producing safe and healthy products as our mission.
Getac Green Products Lifecycle Circulation
01 Raw Material Acquisition
  • 100% in compliance with the International Environmental Protection Indicators.
  • Adopted IECQ/QC080000 Hazardous Substances Process Management System.
  • In compliance with RoHS, REACH and related regulations of Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC).
  • Increased the proportion of local procurement.
  • Encouraged the supply chain to promote environmental sustainability and prohibit use of conflict minerals.
02 Production
  • All factories have obtained the certification of the ISO14001 environmental management system or the same level.
  • Invested in advanced water recycling equipment to enhance water recycling and reuse.
  • Increased the energy use efficiency, reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
03 Transportation Distribution
  • Optimized transportation route planning, reducing the number of trips required.
  • Evaluated the transportation distance for the trading partners with regular frequent dealings, with the packaging materials used recycled and reused.
04 Consumer Use
  • All production lines of the rugged computing product have received the Energy Star 8.0 Energy-Efficient Design Label, and it is estimated that this reduces approximately 201 metric tons of carbon dioxide carbon emission equivalents per year.
  • In compliance with Electronic Product Safety Certification of all countries, including UL, FCC, RED, BSMI, etc.
05 Recycle Reuse
  • Getac's rugged computing products follow the requirements of the European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and have received the EPEAT Environmental Protection Label.
  • Used recyclable plastic materials.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Getac Kunshan, which specializes in the assembly of rugged computing products, has incorporated the IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system for electrical and electronic components and products and complies with international directives for environmental protection, including the REACH, Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC ), and RoHS, to prevent the use of materials, parts, or products containing a hazardous substance which would otherwise impact the ecosystem.

The quality assurance division inspects incoming materials from eligible suppliers. In 2019, all incoming materials passed inspection, with no hazardous substances found. Products produced by automotive plants are die-casting metal parts composed of aluminum alloys and are not end products.
Getac Complies With International Directives
 Label & DirectivesRugged Computing Products
Hazardous Substances
  • IECQ/QC080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management System Requirement
  • RoHS 2.0 (2011/65/EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC
  • REACH (EC1907/2006), SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern).
Product Impact
  • U.S.A., EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool).
  • EU, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) (2012/19/EC).
  • ErP, Energy-relating Product directive.
  • Energy Star (ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Computers Eligibility Criteria Version 8.0).
Product Safety Certifications
  • UL, safety logo.

Better Than International Environmental Protection And Safety Standards

All of Getac‘s products comply with international environmental regulations. As required by product environmental regulations adopted in the country of origin of the product, electronic products were certified by international safety standards, in compliance with regulations on product safety, radio frequency, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and other safety issues adopted in the country of origin (e.g., UL and FCC in the U.S., CE and RED in the EU, and BSMI in Taiwan). Our products or packages are labeled with information on safety regulations, energy conservation, and environmental communication certification. There have been no violations of product labeling regulations.

For the needs of special industries, such as the pharmaceutical, chemical, and petroleum industries, some models are on the initiative certified for high-standard safety standards. For example, the EX-80 rugged tablet has passed the strict explosive environmental standard test and received the European standard ATEX & IECEx Zone 0/20 and UL913 Class I/II Division 1 Certification. The K-120 rugged tablet PC has passed the US and European standards for explosion-proof certification with K120-ANSI and K120-EX respectively, and the safety of employees in hazardous workplaces is protected through the design of essential safety technology.

Energy-Conservation And Electricity-Saving Design

With the frequent occurrence of energy shortages in recent years, the cost of electricity has been rising. Whether electronic products can balance computing efficiency and energy conservation has become a key competitive capability. In 2020, all Getac rugged notebooks and tablets, except for two small tablets, have reached the top energy-saving level, and the rest are ENERGY STAR 8.0 certified. The actual laboratory test values are lower than the standard value required by the report. It is estimated that the rugged computers sold by Getac in 2020 saved at least 201 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission equivalents for the Earth, demonstrating Getac's efforts and achievements in energy-saving design.

Easy Disassembly & Recycling

Getac's electronic products comply with WEEE requirements. On the packaging of each of our products, we state that the products are made from recycled materials and provide instructions on how to dismantle each product. We also commission local certified vendors in European regions to recycle our products. When recycling our products, they can be easily disassembled for re-use, which reduces resource waste. Furthermore, Getac products are designed according to Energy-related Products (EuP) directives and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.