policies for work environment, enviroment and quality
Niko Servodan meets local, national and relevant international requirements in terms of working envi-ronment and environmental legislation. While we act economically, we want Niko Servodan to be a nice and safe place to work. We want to reduce as much as possible the environmental impact Niko-Servodan has on the environment, and constantly work to reduce the company's energy consumption and waste, as well as minimize unnecessary materials and energy consumption for our products, and where possible use interchangeable and reusable components.
It is Niko - Servodan’s goal through close dialogue with our customers to offer products and services, which support Niko Group story: "We believe that people deserve a modern electrical installation that gives them comfort, control and efficiency in a pleasurable way".
It is also Niko- Servodan’s goal of creating growth by offering innovative, energy efficient and envi-ronmentally friendly products and services in high quality. This ensured through constant customer focus and evaluation.
In developing and manufacturing our products, we will continuously focus on choice of materials, production methods, energy consumption, and recycling and disposal of the product. Choices that can help reduce a very large part of the environmental impact because the choices taken during the de-velopment of the products affect all subsequent processes. In the development phase, for instance, the use of fewer commodities and energy, as well as optimizing the product, it uses the least amount of energy at the customer's disposal. The effort also applies to the choice of substances and materials, which are less stressful to the environment than been used so far, for the benefit of humans and the environment. our suppliers are subject to our Code of Conduct, and relevant regulations and directives regarding environment and working environment is respected throughout the chain.
All employees in the company are important resources and therefore there is a strong focus on securi-ty and working environment with the desire to develop and maintain a healthy working environment - both physically and mentally - so that employees are well off. We include occupational safety consid-erations in all aspects such as work organization, procurement and new and rebuilding. This ensured by constant employee focus from management as well as its own Working Environment Organization.
Niko Servodan wants ongoing to be a company that is environmentally conscious with a good working environment that supplies energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products as well as high quality services.
Code of Conduct
Niko Servodan's Code of Conduct for suppliers defines Niko-Servodan's environmental and social requirements. All suppliers who have entered into a cooperation agreement must commit to the Code of Conduct, and Niko-Servodan will monitor suppliers’ compliance this, as well as of handling and rectifying any overruns.
This Code of Conduct for suppliers has been prepared in accordance with internationally recognized standards (including the UN Global Compact, OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises and relevant ILO conventions) to promote social and environmental responsibility.
Niko-Servodan's suppliers are required to operate in full compliance with laws, rules and regulations in the countries where they operate. Niko-Servodan expects all suppliers to act in accordance with the best local industry practices.
We are continually evaluating our suppliers who are responsible for ensuring that our supply chain complies with our guidelines.
Work is ongoing on improving / refining the purchasing organization and tools for supplier management.
Compliance with all provisions of this Code of Conduct is Niko-Servodan’ s binding requirement for all key - suppliers.
When manufacturing our products, we use a number of chemicals and other substances that can be harmful to humans or the environment. Niko-Servodan continuously strives to limit the use of such substances and if it cannot immediately omitted or replaced, we take measures to protect our employ-ees and the environment.
Under the structure of the REACH regulation, NIKO-SERVODAN is a manufacturer of “Articles” to our EU customers. We do not manufacture “substances” or “preparations” and our articles do not involve the “intentional release of substances”. Accordingly, we do not foresee registration or authorization for the products we supply.
We can also confirm that we do not use any substance in our products that require authorization as given in the authorization list included in annex XIV until today’s date.
Concerning annex XVII of Reach, we can confirm that we are fully aware of the restrictions of use of the substances listed and follow these requirements if needed.
In conformity with article 33 of REACH regarding the duty to communicate information on substances in articles, we will proactively communicate any substance listed on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to our customers, if this substance is present in quantities totaling in a concentration equal or above 0,1%.
Directive 2011/65/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2011 is intended to re-strict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and replaces directive 2002/95/EC.
We hereby confirm that all products supplied by us are in compliance with directive 2011/65/EC from the date of implementation for each product category.
The European declarations of conformity have been listed on www.niko.dk in accordance with the applicability of the directive.
In cooperation with our suppliers, we have taken all the measures and actions required. Therefore, we can assure you that the products described do not contain any substances prohibited under the above-mentioned directive.
Niko Servodan complies with the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Di-rective), Directive 2012/19 / EU, which aims to collect and process or reuse / dispose of electronic and electrical components and materials.
Niko - Servodan's producer responsibility means that, as a manufacturer and importer of electrical equipment and batteries, we have organized and financed the withdrawal and handling of the prod-ucts when they are exhausted, as well as reporting annual information to a central producer register (DPA-System).
Niko-Servodan affiliated with DPA-System, an abbreviation of the Danish Production Responsibility System. DPA-System performs the administrative tasks associated with environmental legislation's rules on producer responsibility for waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste batteries.
Niko Servodan complies with this Regulation with the aim of protecting the environment and limiting the amount of waste.
Particularly the long-standing armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the surround-ing states funded through the extraction of certain raw materials. Here, the militia controls the mineral resources and sells the so-called conflict minerals (especially gold, tantalum, tungsten (wolfram) and tin - "3TG minerals") to the whole world under severe human rights violations.
In the US, some companies are legally required to report whether and to what extent they purchase 3TG minerals from the conflict region. The purpose is in future is only to use non-conflict 3TG minerals purchased and traded, primarily through a certified melting system. The corresponding EU directive on conflict minerals also predicts a reporting and certification obligation for smelters, refineries and large commodity importers.
Niko-Servodan is not subject to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the EU report-ing obligation. Nevertheless, Niko Nordic acknowledges the underlying objective - to avoid financing militant, human rights-threatening groups - and helping to achieve the goal.
Niko-Servodan strives to use only non-conflict 3TG minerals for its own products and supports within this framework the establishment of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) anti-conflict minerals program.
Development and production
Niko Servodan focuses on the choice of materials, production methods, energy consumption and reuse of the product on selections that can reduce a very large part of the environmental impact be-cause the choices taken during the development of the products affect all the subsequent processes including manufacturing / production. For example, the efforts in the development phase include using fewer raw materials and optimizing the product so that it uses the least amount of energy at the customer's disposal. The effort is also to choose substances and materials that are less stressful to the environment than used so far.
Use of product
Using Niko-Servodan's products, the products help customers to save energy. This significantly reduc-es environmental impact. Where fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and gas, are used, the carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions to the air is reduced. Carbon dioxide increases global warming, while nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide acidify and pollute the atmosphere. Using Niko-Servodan's products for lighting control, it helps save energy, up to 75% of the energy used for lighting.
Waste and recycling
Already in the development phase, it is largely determined how the product impact the environment once it becomes waste. Especially for electronics, it is important to have the possibility to separate the individual parts of the product after use, to sort materials, which damage the environment. Therefore, a number of products are prepared for disposal instructions so that the waste can be handled and does not damage the environment or can be recycled.