SOURCE: D-Link Canada

D-Link Canada

November 16, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link Issues Green Logistics Policy for Vendor Compliance

Sets Forth Supplier Guidelines in Environment Management, Hazardous Substance Management, Waste Control and Recycling

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumers and business, has issued a Green logistics policy for vendor compliance to support its continuing commitment to energy conservation.

The first manufacturer to introduce Green design and manufacturing processes, D-Link announced it will favor companies that support Green practices and has issued energy-saving regulations to its suppliers based on government guidelines, including the following:

--  Environment Management -- D-Link prefers suppliers that comply with
    ISO14001 regulations and get ISO14001 certification within a certain period
    of time, and reviews their performance regularly.
--  Hazardous Substance Management -- D-Link started with those substances
    restricted by EU legislation in electrical and electric equipment, then
    added restricted hazardous substances from other regions. Suppliers have
    been requested to help monitor compliance.
--  For Waste Control and Recycling -- D-Link also included the EU WEEE
    Directive 2002/96/EC (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)
    into its product management.

"Around the world, interest in protecting the environment and in purchasing Green products is becoming more and more popular," said Tony Tsao, CEO and president, D-Link Corporation. "In 2005 D-Link recognized the importance of manufacturing energy-saving products using Green practices, and now is extending this initiative to its suppliers."

D-Link is also committed to seeking greener designs and to convert its current supply chain to favor companies that support Green practices. D-Link Green™ combines these goals to include the following:

--  Hazardous Chemical Substance Management -- D-Link requires
    vendors to maintain strict standards and separates the
    environmental management materials as Level A and Level B,
    to minimize or eliminate the use of hazardous substances in
    its products.

--  Energy Efficiency -- D-Link Green products include a number of
    innovations to reduce energy consumption and implement special
    power-saving features. D-Link is also an ENERGY STAR®
    partner for end-use products incorporating single voltage
    external power supplies.

--  Recycling -- D-Link implements the 3R concept in product
    development -- Recycle, Reuse and Recovery -- into package
    design to reduce excess packaging.

For more information about D-Link's Green Supply Chain Management Policy, please visit:

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Networks' headquarters are located at 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5S2. Phone: (800) 354-6522 or (905) 829-5033. FAX (905) 829-5223. Internet

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