As responsible members of the business community, it is our desire and pledge to leave the environment better than we found it. As consumers of the earth's resources, we consider it our responsibility to reduce and if possible eventually eliminate the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes.
As a matter of policy, QSC complies with all applicable environmental regulations. This includes (but is not limited to) global environmental laws, such as EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC), EU WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC), China RoHS, Korean RoHS, U.S. Federal and State Environmental Laws and various resource recycling promotion laws around the world.
At QSC we follow the Three R's:
Striving for Sustainability in....
Much of the content of our products - steel, aluminum, and copper - is 100% recyclable. Seeking alliances with earth-friendly vendors and suppliers is a prime directive for our designers, supply chain and manufacturing team.
We strive to develop products that raise the bar for audio performance and reliability while reducing size, weight and material content. QSC amplifiers have long been designed with maximum conversion efficiency in mind and are highly efficient at converting AC mains power into useable audio output. The revolutionary QSC PowerLight™ technology not only reduces energy consumption but also enables designs that use less copper, steel and aluminum.
QSC loudspeakers such as the WideLine™ series provide very high acoustic output and audio quality from extremely compact enclosures. This permits touring users to transport high output concert sound rigs in smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
We have eliminated all use of solvent based adhesives, fluxes, and paints and replaced them with water-based, environment-friendly, materials throughout our operations. A revision of all cutting patterns has reduced wood waste. All sawdust from manufacturing is sent to a recycler. Per piece Job travelers, purchase orders, receiving file copies and document control have been replaced by paperless systems.
All QSC's corrugated cartons are made of 65% recycled material. Packaging practices are modified to minimize waste and save valuable resources. Local JIT (Just In Time) suppliers are delivering components in reusable containers instead of boxed.
Our progress towards reduced energy consumption is a result of changing motors and processes so that they run only when product needs to be moved. Most conveyors run only when product is present and needs to be transported.
100% of all inbound carton packaging material is removed by local recyclers. Likewise, all aerosols and batteries are sent to the appropriate places for recycling or disposal. QSC has an e-Waste Program. A program designed to reduce the amount of electronic waste requiring disposal. It includes waste prevention, recycling, reuse, and the purchase and manufacture of goods that have recycled content or produce less waste.
QSC has substantially reduced the amount of paper used for marketing by means of electronic distribution of many marketing materials. We have eliminated mass distribution of printed marketing materials to our channel partners in favor of an on-demand approach that substantially reduces waste.
QSC Marketing has also adopted a "designing for sustainability" philosophy. A few notable changes include increasing a balance of digital web based delivery and print delivery options, shifting to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified printing papers with high recycled content, using Soy based ink, choosing sources that minimize transportation and raising awareness through the use of recycle symbols on print materials.
Office Waste Management
- Paper is recycled
- Cans and bottles discarded in our lunch room are collected and recycled
- All used computer equipment is disposed of through the e-waste program for metals and plastic (ABS) recycling
- All empty photocopier and printer cartridges are returned to our suppliers for refilling
We invite all our business partners to share with us, their progress towards sustainability for the mutual benefit of us becoming sustainable businesses.