We are proud of our performance, knowing that constant improvement is required. We never stop searching for opportunities to becoming a better company still. Thus we integrate ethical, social and ecological aspects into our company policy. ARCTIC aims to embrace responsibility for our company's actions and encourage a positive impact through our activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities and stakeholders.
Our Green Spirit
At ARCTIC, we build technology to improve and advance everyone's living quality. It is just natural for us to cherish what is more important than any product - our environment. Efficiency and Innovation are natural by-products of "thinking green". We save energy, minimize waste and thus reduce our carbon footprint.
Optimized packaging aims to reduce CO² emission in every possible way. Our team of designers creates the best-fit packaging that's slim, compact, light and protective. Compared to the industry standard our efforts allow us to lower packaging materials and volume by 40%. This does not just allow us to reduce 40% of packaging waste, but also decrease the transportation emissions and carbon footprint by a whopping 40%.
In 2014 we reduced additionally the plastic content in our packaging by almost 90% and used recyclable cardboard instead.
We as ARCTIC participate in a recycling program organized by "Der Grüne Punkt"
- the leading provider of take-back systems in Germany. In 2013 we saved again more than 20 tons of CO². This means that we saved more than 82 tons of CO² since starting the program in 2010. This amount is equivalent to the carbon sequestration by 1,860 tree seedlings for 10 years.
Our contribution for the environment
ARCTIC is a Carbon Neutral company since the year 2011. We reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the full amount of our carbon footprint by investing into renewable energy projects and recycling.
Overall, we are proud to contribute and be a part in these renewable energy projects, where we can promise to make a difference to everyone's life by taking responsibility for our environment. In addition to the environmental and climate benefits, the projects as well benefit the local area socio-economically by creating jobs, training and sensibilising people for environmental protection. At the same time it offers scholarship programs and mobile health units provide free examination and treatment to the local communities. Besides lowering the global greenhouse gas emissions, it significantly improves the local air, soil and water quality.
The wastewater cycle was installed in a starch plant 200km North-East of Bangkok, in a rural region with mostly agricultural background. The starch is produced from the region’s main product cassava roots, grown by farmers from a radius of 30 km around the plant.
Only a few years ago, the inhabitants of the surrounding villages could smell the open lagoons used for clearing the starch wastewater. Today, not only the local air and water quality has improved significantly, at the same time the starch plant managed to reduce its fossil fuel use by 80%. The now clean wastewater cycle even allows for fish farming in the water that is finally released from the new process. In addition, the project and the resulting carbon revenues generated jobs for locals and support social and educational activities in the community to enable sustainable development.
Now, the captured methane can be used for clean energy production, replacing fossil fuel for heat generation to dry the starch. Thus, the emission reduction project has a double effect, keeping methane from heating up our climate and at the same time avoiding the burning of thousands of tons of fossil fuel per year. This results in a reduction of 95,000 t CO2, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestration of 2,209,808 tree seedlings for 10 years.
2013 - The power of the elements
Geothermal project in Indonesia - The treasure lies in the depths
Hydropower in Taiwan - Hydropower make massive waves
Year 2012 - Hydro Power and Wind Power
Year 2011 - Landfill Gas Recovery Project
Year 2011 - Community Initiates
Most of ARCTIC's product-innovation comes from our focus on increasing energy efficiency. We look for ways to ensure our products to do more while using less energy. As a specialist in computer cooling, ARCTIC believes it is critical that our products contain all of the significant elements and certifications regarding energy-efficiency.
80 PLUS Certification / ECO 80 / EUP
All ARCTIC's products achieve the '80 PLUS' efficiency requirement, where the power supply of each device will achieve at least 80% efficiency at all three specified loads (20%, 50% and 100% of maximum rated power). Besides that we fulfill the latest EUP standard regarding standby power consumption and thus minimize your electricity bill.
EU RoHS and REACH Directives
All our products worldwide fulfill the latest RoHS and REACH legislation, and do not contain any of the hazardous substances listed therein nor do we use them in the production process or equipment. This protects the factory workers as well as our environment.
Our product materials comply with the WEEE legislation. We cover all costs associated with collection, transportation, and recycling of our electronic equipment disposal in an environmental friendly manner.