Our Commitment to the Global EnvironmentFor nearly a decade, the Roland organisation worldwide has been proactive in establishing environmentally sound business practices that have both reduced the environmental impact of its products and led to the adoption of cleaner, more energy efficient manufacturing practices. Our achievements include:
Compliance with ISO Environmental StandardsEvery Roland product today is designed and manufactured through processes that meet ISO 9001:2008 standards. These standards require the company to:
- Prevent global warming
- Use recyclable resources
- Increase environmental awareness
- Disclose information on the environmental attributes of the product
Global Environmental StandardsThe heart of this initiative has been the development and implementation of Roland's unique "Digital Yatai" manufacturing model, a revolutionary cell-based system that is entirely paperless and driven in part by solar panels assembled by employees to save energy. At the design level, Roland has procedures in place that introduce life cycle assessment (LCA) and promote the development of environmentally-conscious products. Roland products introduced after September 1, 2007 also feature the company's ECO-labels which meet ISO 14021 standards for Type II labeling by clearly communicating the environmental attributes of every product to consumers.
GREENGUARD Certified Ink UL 2818ECO-SOL MAX, ECO-SOL MAX 2, TR and EJ Inks are GREENGUARD Certified products. This certification backed up by empirical scientific data compiled by an unbiased, third-party organisation, provides assurance that these inks meet some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. GREENGUARD Certification not only supports companies like Roland that are doing their part to promote global suitability, environmental health and safety, it also helps consumers identify products they can trust. For more information, please visit www.greenguard.org.
Cartridge RecyclingRoland DG's cartridge disposal and recycling program joins a host of initiatives worldwide designed to decrease the environmental impact of the company's operations. Roland DG collects empty ink cartridges returned by customers, and delivers these empty cartridges in bulk to Close the Loop® to recycle, with zero waste, to landfill. Learn How to Recycle Your Ink Cartridges.
Our Commitment to Environmental Goals
Roland will continue to embrace new environmental initiatives that are in keeping with worldwide standards. We welcome this business challenge and the positive impact our efforts will have on the environment. For more information on our environmental activities, read our Annual Environmental Report.