The electronic industry is dynamic by nature and is known to affect our environment and society as a whole. In order to follow our ambitions in the field of sustainability we developed a three-tier sustainability strategy and are actively participating in the Fair Meter project.
Sustainability in our processes
Our aim is to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them and recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of their life-cycle. Our business processes are designed to minimize our environmental impact regarding waste, water and air emissions.
Sustainability in our supply chain
As a renowned smart metering solution provider we are aware of our role in society and truly believe that our responsibility starts in our supply chain. Having a detailed knowledge about materials and their origin enables us to plan our development and support our suppliers when it comes to using recycled material, producing components not made of scarce material and assuring fair working conditions for everyone involved.
Sustainability in partnerships
At Iskraemeco, we believe that partnership is the main impetus that can drive all of the set activities further. Therefore we strive to maintain long-term relationships with our partners that are based on trust and we gladly share our experience and the attained know-how with all our stakeholders.
The Fair Meter project is one of the crucial elements of the first large-scale smart metering implementation in the Netherlands. Partnership between Dutch utilities, Aliander, Stedin, DELTA Netwerkbedrijf and Westland Infra and Iskraemeco was established in 2015.
The Fair Meter project addresses all major issues that the electronic industry is facing today – energy intensity, labour standards, use of conflict materials (3TG), material scarcity and E-waste. We tackle the above issues by implementing transparency throughout the supply chain, develop higher standards in the industry and lower exposure to risks in volatile material markets globally.
As part of the project we are developing a Transparency Tool, an application teaching, educating and raising awareness on these issues and responsibilities to communities, consumers, industries and general public.