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A PRODUCT LIFECYCLE APPROACH

To achieve design excellence, we need to consider more than just how a product looks and feels. We consider far-reaching environmental impacts across the full lifecycle of our products.

THINKING END-TO-END

We evaluate potential environmental impacts at every stage of product development—from material and design choices, to manufacturing, to customer satisfaction and end-of-life recycling. As our product portfolio grows, we identify drivers of environmental impact and interactions, and identify consumer behaviors.

RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS

We design experiences that people love. Our innovation process brings together superior design, engineering and consumer insights to build a diverse and growing portfolio. We believe we must find ways to make electronics more “cradle to cradle.” A product that is created (from a cradle of materials) should contribute to society over its entire lifecycle, and the materials that form part of that product should be recycled to form inputs for other products at end-of-life. It’s not easy. There are a wide range of aspects to consider including materials selection, packaging, battery life, and overall reduction of size and components.

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING

More than half of our annual revenue is generated from products we manufacture in-house. Our manufacturing activities consist primarily of final assembly and testing. Logitech has over 30 years of in-house manufacturing experience and provides direct employment to more than 3,500 people. Our manufacturing capacity is supplemented by a supply chain of contract manufacturers, finished good suppliers, and component suppliers that provide additional job opportunities across the globe. We are constantly challenging ourselves to take out wasted and non-value added steps. This focus on manufacturing efficiency has resulted in our in-house productivity improving by 68% over the last three years.  

ENERGY AND GREENHOUSE GASES

Our global Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management program is founded on international good practice and an understanding of the material risks and opportunities relevant to our business activities. In accordance with EICC requirements, we look for cost-effective methods to improve energy efficiency, minimize energy consumption and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. We monitor, track and report energy consumption and GHG emissions, and participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Recently, we have been developing processes to capture our GHG emissions beyond our manufacturing and in our supply chain.

RECYCLING

We want to promote reuse, recycling and other forms of end-of-life recovery. As responsible producers, we accept responsible for the collection and recycling of end of life electronics associated with the products we place on the market.

We participate in a number of recycling schemes worldwide. In many countries across the globe, we do not have an in-country presence and our products are placed on the market by a network of trusted distributors and retailers. Where we do not have an in-country presence, we work with our network of in-country distribution partners to ensure any recycling obligations and opportunities associated with our products are met.

“I empower my team to innovate, be relentless and find shared value. We need to find the 'sweet-spot' between economic prosperity, environmental good practice and social responsibility. When it’s the right thing to do for people and the environment, we don’t make compromises."


L. Joseph Sullivan
Sr VP Worldwide Operations