Transource Environmental Certifications
Transource Computers offers a wide range of products meeting ENERGY STAR, EPEAT, WEEE, 80PLUS, RoHs, and other environmental standards. We're committed to providing our customers with the best environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient solutions available. Transource has the unique flexibility needed to quickly adopt these new standards and was among the first manufacturers within the industry to adopt ENERGY STAR 8.0 and the newly introduced EPEAT rating systems.
ENERGY STAR® qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE. Qualified computers and office equipment such as monitors, use as much as 60% percent less energy than their traditional counterparts.
ENERGY STAR 8.0, a new set of standards for ENERGY STAR compliant computing systems. ENERGY STAR 8.0 has The new specification takes a "whole system" approach, requiring internal and external power supply efficiency and energy efficiency across multiple operating modes: standby, sleep, and idle state. Significantly stricter than its predecessor, ENERGY STAR 8.0 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to that of around 7 million cars.
In order to reduce fossil fuel use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and cut down on energy costs, Transource sells products that meet the ENERGY STAR 8.0 requirements, and we are committed to developing and manufacturing future ENERGY STAR compliant systems.
See the EPA's complete list of approved ENERGY STAR products:
EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a procurement tool designed to help public and private sector purchasers compare and select desktops, notebooks, and monitors based on environmental attributes. Our EPEAT product offerings further demonstrate our commitment to develop and manufacture environmentally responsible products.
Find a complete list of Transource's EPEAT registered products here:
» Transource EPEAT registered products.
Epeat Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Transource Services Corp commitment to acting in an socially and environmentally responsible manner will ensure that we will do our diligence in ensuring that products purchased for our OEM Desktop systems are not being sourced by us or any of our suppliers from areas considered “Conflict minerals” as defined by the US legislation. Currently these include the metals tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are the derivatives of the minerals cassiterite, columbite-tantalite and wolframite, respectively. The SEC rules define conflict minerals as 3TG metals and wherever extracted from South Africa in Sudan, Central Africa Republic, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Rwanda or Burundi. We engage in ongoing supplier communications regarding the substance of conflict minerals and our objective of responsible sourcing of these minerals. We routinely request confirmation from our main system product suppliers to confirm where raw product is being procured.
» Transource EPEAT conflict materials report.
» Transource Service Corp Supplier Code of Conduct Policy.
As of January 2008, Transource is ISO 14001-2004 self-certified, meaning we meet a specific series of voluntary environmental management standards. Our Environment Management System's processes are in place to inform and train personnel to achieve environmental performance improvements. Top management is actively defining our e-policy and direction.
For more information about our ISO 14001-2004 self-certification or publicly available EMS, please email your request to:
At Transource Computers we are continually working to manufacture products that meet the standards of the European Union's WEEE Directive (Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment) and RoHS Directive (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment).
These directives ban new electrical and electronic equipment from being placed on the European Market if they do not meet strict environmental standards. By working to comply with these directives we are demonstrating our commitment to manufacture products that help protect our environment.
Achieving, maintaining and improving environmental quality is an essential part of the Transource mission.
Transource is committed to:
- Complying with environmental standards applicable to its present operations
- Planning its future activities to minimize environmental impacts
- Conserving irreplaceable natural resources
- Maximizing pollution prevention initiatives.
Transource has set and will periodically review environmental objectives and targets for achieving these commitments.
Transource shall conduct its activities according to Federal, State, local, and applicable Department of Defense (DoD) contractor environmental policy. Managers at all levels are responsible for compliance with all relevant environmental policy. All Transource employees are responsible and accountable for the environmental consequences of their actions.
The Transource environmental program has been developed and implemented, and is underpinned by the three tiers of compliance, conservation, and prevention of pollution.
Transource shall comply with applicable Federal, State, local, DoD environmental laws, standards, and requirements. Environmental program managers shall devise and implement management plans where required by regulation and ensure such plans are properly disseminated and adhered to.
Transource shall conserve natural resources through effective environmental planning and management. The environmental consequences of proposed actions and reasonable alternatives will be integrated into all levels of decision.
Prevention of Pollution
Transource shall prevent future pollution by reducing the use of hazardous materials and releases of pollutants into the environment to as near zero as feasible and practical. This will be done first through source reduction (e.g., chemical substitution, process change, and other techniques).
When the use of hazardous materials cannot be avoided, the spent material and waste will be reused or recycled, whenever possible. As a last resort, spent material and waste that cannot be reused or recycled will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner, consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.