National Instruments works with suppliers who are equally invested in being responsible corporate citizens. NI also complies with international standards that regulate environmental management and manufacturing operations.
To set expectations with suppliers, NI requires the following from suppliers:
The following environmental policy covering manufacturing operations was approved by the NI Board of Directors and adopted in 1994: National Instruments manufacturing operations is committed to maintaining an environmental management system that complies with all applicable legal environmental regulations and requirements, prevents pollution, and continually improves environmental performance through regular reviews of environmental goals, objectives, and targets.
Two of the three NI manufacturing facilities—one in Austin, Texas, and one in Debrecen, Hungary—are certified to ISO 14001, which is a series of international standards covering environmental aspects that the organization controls and can influence. In 2013, NI will seek certification for its newest manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. NI manufacturing facilities in Austin and Penang are also working toward conformance with the OHSAS 18001 standard, which helps companies control occupational health and safety risks.
For information about waste registration, contact Timea Szucs, 9001 36 52 4600, at NI Hungary.
NI meets worldwide take-back requirements for the products it sells, including requirements such as European Union directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment as well as battery recycling. NI keeps up with this rapidly evolving area of legislation with its take-back program and carefully monitors regional legislation.