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Environmental Aspects

K&S assesses the Environmental Aspects and Impacts of our activities, products, or services which can interact with the environment.

Processes are in place to:

  • Identify environmental aspects of our activities, products, and services.
  • Evaluate significance to environmental impacts based on the aspects identified.
  • Set objectives and targets to manage and improve the significant environmental impacts.

Environmental Aspects are reviewed periodically or when there are new, or changes in materials, products, processes, legislations, and/or site facility moves.

Green Products

K&S understands that the reduction on the use of hazardous materials is an importat worldwide concern. Therefore, the company is actively evaluating its product content against the EU RoHS, WEEE, and REACH banned substances with the intent of achieving compliance in the future.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is the European Union (EU) Directive 2011/65/EU governing the export of electronics & electrical products containing hazardous substances that are harmful to the environment and health.

Resource Conservation

K&S is committed to conserve energy and paper resources and has goals set to achieve:

  • Reduction in electricity consumption by 2% per year; and
  • Reduction in paper usage by 3% per year

Some of the initiatives done to reduce electricity consumption:
  • Setting up an Energy Efficiency Committee;
  • Optimizing equipment energy usage and air compressor efficiency;
  • Reducing electricity usage in the factory; and
  • Exploring energy saving lighting and technology

Some of the initiatives done to reduce paper usage:
  • Setting up a Paper Reduction Committee;
  • Communicate and create awareness of the importance in paper reduction;
  • Implementing paperless processes and manufacturing;
  • Monitor paper usage by department; and
  • Improving printer usage reporting for better control

Waste Management

K&S has a goal set to achieve waste recycling above 40% each year.

Some of the initiatives done to reduce paper usage:

  • Setting up a Waste Recycling Committee;
  • Implementing recycling bins through the facilities;
  • Communicating proper recycling waste segregation, monitoring, and improving waste recycling;
  • Optimizing process to reduce or recycle waste quantity; and
  • Encouraging employee involvement

K&S Sustainability Report

Download to read the full report for 2016.