Sanmina is committed to protecting the environment and controlling the use of resources in manufacturing and related activities. As a Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) member with a global ISO-14001 certification, our environmental management system helps maintain a safe and healthy environment for our employees, while ensuring our commitment to environmental responsibility. To achieve these goals, our environmental management programs comply with relevant environmental legislation rules and regulations prescribed by the cities, states and countries in which we do business.
The European Union’s (EU’s) Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directives require the reduction and/or removal of a number of hazardous substances, including lead and other materials, from most electronic components, products and assemblies by July 1, 2006, as well as the recycling of most electrical and electronic equipment beginning on August 13, 2005. We comply fully with these directives and continue to monitor and improve key metrics in these areas.
We continue to advance our environmental and technology leadership role by proactively developing and implementing RoHS-compliant processes, including lead-free manufacturing, while managing the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of environmental waste.
Sanmina encourages and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and technology that will address the needs of our global environment today and in the future.