Vtech CMS About Us

Environment

VTech’s goal is to bring high quality, innovative products to consumers around the world to enhance their lives. But we recognize that we need to do this in a way that respects the environment, and we take steps throughout the products life-cycle to reduce environmental impacts. This starts up front at the product planning stages, through manufacturing and into the final stages of packaging and distribution.
Product Planning
In developing and designing a new product, or upgrading an existing one, VTech considers not only its look and function, but how it may impact the environment.
R&D
Our engineers and product designers put a lot of effort into making our products more environmentally friendly. Through innovative design, we have been able to reduce the number of components and use more efficient materials. This makes each new generation of VTech products more cost and energy efficient.
Manufacturing
Responsible manufacturing is the second stage of the environmental management of the products lifecycle.
Procurement
In sourcing materials and components, VTech takes care to use only responsible suppliers and we work with them to reduce the environmental impact in their operations. All the raw materials we use are RoHS compliant. We adopt the best environmentally appropriate practices and meet international standards in manufacturing.
Facilities
The manufacturing facilities of CMS operations are ISO14001 certified. CMS manufacturing facilities are SA8000 certified. Stringent internationally benchmarked procedures are in place to handle hazardous materials.
Processes
We are also investing in reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing facilities. Equipment and processes have been introduced to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, minimize waste and maintain natural surroundings. We have implemented a number of measures to reduce our electricity consumption. Energy saving or LED lights are replacing traditional ones. Our CMS operation has also improved the management of the air conditioning systems.
Distribution
To reduce the environmental impact of product distribution, we are constantly thinking of better and more efficient ways to get our products from the factory to the retailer.
Shipping
We have been steadily improving loading efficiency and establishing efficient shipment arrangements. The majority of our product shipments are now exported through Yantian port in Shenzhen, which is closer to our manufacturing plants, rather than through Hong Kong. This helps to reduce carbon emissions and the consumption of resources. Packaging sizes have also been reduced to save on transportation and reduce waste.
Recycling
Packaging, promotion and recycling are the final areas in the product lifecycle we address from an environmental point of view.
Packaging
To minimize environmental impact further, our products are designed to avoid unnecessary packaging and use 100% recycled material for our packaging.