IOGEAR is an environmentally conscious company that recognizes the importance
of preserving natural resources for the youth of tomorrow. As a company, we are
not only in the business of developing innovative products; we are in the business
of improving lives.
We invite you to not only understand our commitment to the environment but
to join us in remembering what is important - to believe in Green.
IOGEAR has taken the initiative by combining current innovations
in environmental technology and applying them to our everyday
business activities and products whenever possible. Our goal
and philosophy is to enhance your day-to-day life by using IOGEAR
products, while minimizing our eco-footprint.
IOGEAR actively conserves energy through our technology and innovation. Our core
product, the KVM Switch, reduces energy consumption by eliminating the use of
multiple computer monitors. In 2010, IOGEAR will strive to achieve 100% Energy
Star or CEC compliance for all of our eligible products.
IOGEAR’s priority is to use environmentally friendly materials whenever
applicable. In our commitment to GREEN, IOGEAR continues to work with industry
suppliers to research new ways to restrict the use of environmentally harmful
materials in our products. By 2009, the majority of IOGEAR products will be PVC
(polyvinyl chloride) and BFR (brominated flame retardant) FREE. As part of our
ongoing commitment to GREEN, we will focus our energy to reduce harmful effects
on the environment by complying standards and regulations.
IOGEAR realizes that by adapting our product packaging we can reduce waste and
beneficially impact our environment. Currently all IOGEAR product packaging uses
recyclable post-consumer paper materials. IOGEAR is transitioning from traditional
ink to soy or vegetable based ink and utilizes an eco-friendly corrugated cardboard
material for product displays instead of recyclable plastic trays.
||All IOGEAR products are RoHS and WEEE compliant. IOGEAR reduced
the use of hazardous metals and substances in our products like Lead (Pb),
Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated
biphenyls (PBB), and
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
||IOGEAR sold its 3.2 millionth KVM switch. This achievement
saved 28.8 million keyboards, mice, and monitors from filling a
landfill 165 feet high and the size of a baseball stadium’s playing field.
||IOGEAR eliminates 22% of paper produced product/user manuals
included in product packaging.
||IOGEAR products are 80% PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFR
(brominated flame retardants) FREE
Approximately 70% of all applicable IOGEAR products are Energy Star and CEC Compliant
The majority of IOGEAR product packaging contains recyclable materials and plastic
without UV coating
Marketing collateral (catalogs, business cards, and brochures) are printed on
recycled material and use soy based inks
IOGEAR commits to plant one million trees through its Road to a Million Tree
(See details at www.iogear.com/trees)