Contributing to the Environment with Products and Services OKI Eco Products

"OKI Eco Products" refer to OKI's environmentally friendly products.

The OKI Group has addressed three important environmental issues - "the reduction of power consumption," "conformity with regulations to control chemical substances" and "resource conservation (reduction in size and weight)" - through its environmental activities related products, and contributed to the reduction of environmental impact by offering environmentally friendly products.

Introduction of "OKI Eco Product Certification Program"

In order to provide customers with environmentally conscious products, the OKI Group has operated the "OKI Eco Product Certification Program." The program is intended to internally certify products that meet the OKI's original environmental standards and offer customers product information related to environmental conservation.

The catalog and user's manual for the product also come with the same logo.

Certified OKI Eco Products and their specifications in terms of environmental conservation are disclosed on the Internet.

Standards for registration as "OKI Eco Products"

Every product needs to meet two sets of standards, the standards common to all products and those set for each product family, to be certified as an OKI Eco Product bearing the OKI Eco Product logo.In fiscal 2009, we added a new three-level standard of energy-saving effect to the standards common to all products in order to pursue as much energy-saving effect as possible at the time of development.

Steps to registration as OKI Eco Product

Three OKI Eco Product Logos by Energy-Saving Effect

Company-wide standards

Resource saving
  • Eco Mark certified recycled paper shall be used for instruction manuals.
Ease of recycling
  • The material name symbol shall be displayed in compliance with JIS for plastic parts with a weight of 25g or more or a flat part of 200mm2 or more. (Except when display is difficult due to shape, function, etc.)
  • Plastic parts shall not be painted or plated in such a way that prevents recycling. (Except when unavoidable in terms of functionality)
Energy conservation
  • Products that comply with the Act on Rationalizing Energy shall comply with the standards of the Act.
  • Products that comply with the International ENERGY STAR Program shall meet the standards of the program.
Restriction of hazardous substances
  • Products and packaging materials shall not contain prohibited substances specified by OKI.
  • Polyvinyl chloride resin shall not be used for cushioning materials and packaging materials.
  • Ozone-depleting substances (CFC, halon, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, HBFC, carbon tetrachloride) prohibited by the Montreal Protocol shall not be used in the in-house production process.
Implementation of prior evaluation
  • Assessments shall be conducted during product and packaging design.
Collection/recycling of used products
  • A collection/recycling system for used products shall be in place. (corporate products)
Display of precautions for disposal
  • Precautions for disposal shall be indicated in the instruction manual.

Printer product standards

Resource saving
  • Recycled plastic materials (pre-consumer materials, post-consumer materials) shall be used in one or more parts.
  • It shall be possible to print on one or more types of paper with an overall rating of 80 or more as specified in "Paper" and "Copy paper" under the Act on Green Procurement. (Excluding thermal printers and impact printers.)
  • For electrophotographic printers and multifunction devices, the automatic duplex function shall be configurable as an option or as standard for black and white speed 25 ipm or more (black and white printer) or 20 ipm or more (color printer).
Ease of recycling
  • Ease of reuse, recycling, and separation/disassembly shall be considered from the design stage.
  • Large plastic casing parts weighing 25g or more shall be made from a single homopolymer, copolymer, or polymer blend.
  • Large plastic casing parts or chassis weighing 25g or more shall be composed of no more than 4 types of separable polymers or polymer blends.
  • Appropriate material labeling shall be performed on packaging materials. Plain packaging shall be excluded.
Energy conservation
  • Information on maximum power consumption and sleep mode power shall be provided.
Regulations on hazardous substances
  • Batteries shall not contain lead, cadmium, mercury or its compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Lead shall be used for electrophotographic printer toner and photosensitive drums. They shall not contain cadmium, mercury or their compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Plastic materials including packaging, toner, and photosensitive drums shall not contain cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium or their compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Plastic materials including packaging shall not contain brominated or chlorinated flame retardants to avoid the generation of dioxins.
  • Toners, inks, and ink ribbons shall not contain heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium or their compounds as recipe constituents.
Longer operating life / upgrades
  • The minimum holding period for performance parts and consumables for repairs shall be at least 5 years after production stoppage.
  • Devices shall be structured such that installed batteries can be replaced or removed as a battery unit.
Maintaining the office environment
  • Products shall be compliant with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) standards stipulated in Eco Mark printer certification standards.
  • Products shall be compliant with noise standards stipulated in Eco Mark printer certification standards.
Collection/recycling of used consumables and products
  • There shall be a system for collection and recycling of consumables.
    In Japan, customers shall be able to return consumables to manufacturers etc. for free.
  • Safety certification conforming with IEC60950 shall be obtained. Foreign certification may be obtained for series models.
  • Products shall comply with VCCI standards regarding electromagnetic compatibility.

Communication equipment product standards

Product resource saving
  • Size and weight shall be reduced compared to conventional products, and volume and mass shall be equivalent or less.
  • Recyclable plastic and metal shall be used for cases, covers, etc.
    (Do not use plastics to be avoided based on company standards)
Ease of product recycling
  • The disassembled unit shall have a volume and mass that can be transported by one person.
    (Maximum mass of dismantled unit: 20 kg or less)
  • No special tools shall be required for dismantling.
  • Product structure shall be such that the secondary battery is easily removable.
  • Small secondary battery operation management shall be appropriately indicated.
  • Disassembly into individual materials shall be possible. (Excluding labels, nameplates, and substrates)
  • Appropriate labeling shall be conducted in accordance with the Act on the Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging.
  • Mixing of tempered glass (filler) into plastic casings and covers is prohibited.
Regulations on hazardous substances
  • PVC shall not be used for cases, covers, or paint.
Energy-savings in products
  • Lower power consumption compared to functionally equivalent conventional products shall be promoted.
Lower power consumption compared to functionally equivalent conventional products shall be promoted.
  • Version upgrade etc. shall be supported by package exchange, memory exchange, download function, etc. (Applicable to main unit)

Product information

Information terminal equipment product standards

Resource saving
  • Two items (one item for ATMs) or more of the mass, volume or number of parts of the product shall be reduced compared with a conventional product or per unit performance.
  • The product shall have a structure that enables upgrade of performance or function (excluding customer-specific products).
  • The packaging space volume ratio of the packaging box shall be improved compared to a conventional product. Or the space volume ratio shall be within 30%.
Ease of recycling
  • Recyclability shall be 60% or more (70% or more for ATMs).
  • Label of small secondary batteries (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Pb) shall be indicated and the structure such that they can be easily separated.
  • No special tools shall be required for dismantling.
  • Paper-based packaging materials shall not be bonded to plastic etc.
Energy conservation
  • Product power consumptio n shall be reduced.
Regulations on hazardous substances
  • The plastic parts that make up the product shall not contain cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium or specific brominated flame retardants (PBB, PBBE).

Product information

  • ATM
  • Financial terminal
    • Post office counter terminal (V-type) CTM-V

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