We are committed to operating in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner. Our focus is on efficient and sustainable use of resources and materials which is achieved through continuous improvements of recycling rates, waste management and energy intensity.
We are committed to a proactive policy on environmental issues and to operate 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 2020, 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 a contract manufacturer, our designs are owned by our customers 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 optimize our waste management process and improve our recycling rates.
In order to contribute to sustainable use of resources, our environmental responsibility efforts also focus on energy efficiency and CO2 emissions which are directly linked to global climate change. We consider these material because of the general urgent need to combat climate change and we want to pro-actively contribute to a solution to this global concern.
Waste and hazardous material management
Our waste management focuses on reducing the amount of waste we generate and improving our recycling rate.
The most typical waste generated by Incap is 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 staff and arrange drills to raise awareness and support understanding of appropriate handling of hazardous materials, be it on an ongoing basis in the daily work or in case of an accident.
Our focus is on efficient and sustainable use of resources and materials.
The recycling rate for hazarduous waste was 100% in 2020 and the recycling rate for non-hazarduous waste was 90%. In 2020, there were no incident of spillage or accidents relating to hazardous materials.
Energy efficiency and CO2 emissions
Energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions are critical drivers in the fight against global climate change as set out in UN’s Paris Agreement. As part of our commitment to a proactive policy on environmental issues and we want to contribute to the fight against climate change.
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.
We continuously strive to improve our energy intensity by using modern technology and data, energy-efficient equipment, and through smart material flow and logistics.
In 2020, India's factories switched to led lights, which reduced energy consumption and improved working conditions.