We are committed to a proactive policy on environmental issues and to operating in an environmentally responsible manner. We comply with all relevant legal requirements to prevent pollution and reduce consumption of natural resources and materials. We continuously develop and improve our processes to protect and preserve the environment. In 2021, no violations of environmental laws or regulations were identified in Incap’s operations.
Our operations are certified with the international quality management system ISO 9001 and our Environmental Management System (EMS) is certified in accordance with ISO 14001 requirements. These standards demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. By following Incap’s Corporate Operations and Quality Guidelines, and our Quality Manual, we also strive to continuously develop our processes ranging from design and procurement of raw materials to production and distribution to meet environmental demands of our customers, whose products we design and manufacture.
As we are a contract manufacturer, our customers own our designs, and the manufacturing process is defined by our customers’ choice of materials of the products we manufacture for them. As such, the environmental friendliness of Incap’s operations is highly interlinked with the environmental ambitions of our customers. Availability of technically and environmentally advanced materials and components and local municipal waste handling services also impact our ability to optimise our waste management process and to improve our recycling rates.
Waste generated by Incap typically includes packaging materials, electronic waste including parts from electric circuit boards and to a lesser extent chemical waste. The focus is on improving recycling rates and waste management, which can be achieved by reducing waste of raw materials and line rejections. In our waste management efforts, we are highly dependent on the local municipal waste handling services and their recycling facilities.
We continuously strive to reduce the amount of hazardous materials in our production processes. To minimise any risk related to hazardous materials and substances, we train our personnel and arrange drills to raise awareness and to support understanding of appropriate handling of hazardous materials, be it on an ongoing basis in the daily work or in case of an accident.
The energy intensity of electronics manufacturing is relatively low compared to many other manufacturing businesses. Our own energy consumption is related to electronics manufacturing and mainly based on electricity purchased from the grid. Another key area of energy consumption and emissions in the supply chain is logistics.