康耐視承諾遵守所有適用法律及法規，包括歐盟的有害物質限制 (RoHS) 和廢棄電氣和電子設備 (WEEE) 指令。康耐視采用了 RoHS 和 WEEE 正式計劃以減少制造和服務活動中有害物質的使用，并確保正確廢棄和循環使用電氣電子設備。
遵守有害物質限制 (RoHS) 標準
RoHS 指令限制電氣和電子設備中有害物質的使用。康耐視承諾通過消除產品中的鉛、汞、鎘、鉻和其它指定有害物質以達到 RoHS 標準。
在某些情況下康耐視因為缺少符合 RoHS 標準的組件或因產品處于生命周期末期而無法轉換某些產品。在這些情況下，康耐視建議使用符合 RoHS 要求的替換產品并將幫助客戶開發過渡計劃。所有開發計劃在 2005 年 7 月之后開始的康耐視產品，其設計均符合 RoHS 標準。
遵守廢棄電氣與電子設備 (WEEE) 標準
康耐視完全支持 WEEE 指令的實施，目標在于減少和循環使用垃圾填埋場處理中不斷增長的廢棄電氣與電子設備。
康耐視產品的設計和制造符合壽命長、可靠性高的特點，并經過 WEEE 指令所述標準的評估。只要有可能，康耐視就會維修產品以減少廢棄電子產品對環境的影響。在無法維修的情況下，康耐視將安排客戶返回產品進行處置。康耐視在多個歐盟成員國注冊并遵守 WEEE 法規要求。
Environmental After Link
In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) Section 1502 (“§ 1502”) requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to issue rules specifically relating to the use of “Conflict Minerals” within manufactured products. Conflict Minerals are defined by the US Law as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (also known as the “3TGs”) and related derivatives originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) and adjoining countries (collectively, “DRC Region”). The SEC rules require any SEC registrant whose commercial products contain any 3TGs to determine whether the minerals originated from the DRC Region, and, if so, whether they are conflict free. By enacting this provision, Congress intends to further the humanitarian goal of ending the extremely violent conflict in the DRC Region, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of Conflict Minerals originating in the DRC Region.
Cognex Corporation (“Cognex”) is committed to complying with the § 1502 requirements by working with our supply chain partners and taking reasonable steps to ensure 3TGs are not sourced by Cognex or our supply chain partners in a way that would directly or indirectly benefit armed groups responsible for serious human rights abuses in the DRC Region.
It is the desire of Cognex to make responsible sourcing decisions for all of our 3TG products, including materials and components contained therein (collectively, “3TG Product”); however, due to the complexity of our supply chain and the number of suppliers involved, this is a process that will evolve over time. In the meantime, Cognex will take reasonable steps to map our 3TG Product, back to the smelter.
Expectations of Suppliers
Cognex expects our suppliers to partner with us and also make responsible sourcing decisions. We expect our suppliers, at a minimum, to comply with our requests to provide statements and perform due diligence about the source of any conflict minerals in their products which are provided to us. Cognex’s direct suppliers may have to require successive upstream suppliers to complete a Conflict Minerals survey, such as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition-Global e-Sustainability Initiative (“EICC-GeSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template or similar, until the smelter is identified. Cognex is committed to take reasonable action for suppliers who are not conflict free and/or do not comply with our disclosure requests as outlined in this policy.