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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. We believe that if we collectively focus efforts, creativity, and innovation in that direction we can achieve this sooner than we might think.

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING

Approximately half of our annual revenue is generated from products we manufacture in-house. We have more than 30 years of in-house manufacturing experience and provide direct employment to more than 3,500 people. Our manufacturing activities consist primarily of final assembly and testing.  Our governance framework for responsible manufacturing is founded on our commitment to legal compliance, the RBA Code of Conduct and audit compliance and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international good practice.  

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 RBA 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

As a Responsible Producer, we monitor evolving stewardship laws for electrical devices, packaging and batteries worldwide. We carry out robust due diligence to understand legal obligations, communicate our expectations to business partners and partner with Producer Responsibility Organisations to provide financial support and enable the development of effective recycling infrastructure.

In CY17, we partnered with Product Responsibility Organisations (PROs) across the world to finance the collection of more than 3,318 tonnes of WEEE, 409 tonnes of batteries and 1,858 tonnes of packaging. Since 2010, we have financed recycling of more than 24,000 tonnes of WEEE, almost 2,000 tonnes of batteries and almost 13,000 tonnes of packaging.

"We are constantly working to identify opportunities throughout our supply chain to make each step more sustainable — keeping materials in use, removing waste, regenerating. It's a long process but we believe that the sum of our steps will move Logitech closer to closing the loop."


L. Joseph Sullivan
Sr VP Worldwide Operations