Sustainable Development Through the Use of Our Products
Since the lifespan of our products in our customers’ networks can span many years, Infinera is committed to low power consumption and minimized usage of hazardous substances so as to significantly minimize the environmental impact of our products.
Greening Our Products
In the past, our customers based their buying decisions primarily on the lowest total cost of ownership. But today, we need solutions that address not just competitive pricing but overall environmental impact. Infinera aims to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in two ways.
First, we design our products for low power consumption. Running a network is a complex, expensive job, with energy costs an ongoing concern. The less power our products consume, the lower our customers’ network costs, and the lower our products’ environmental impact.
Second, our products enable the use of services such as web conferencing and teleconferencing, helping to encourage a reduction in global travel and its negative environmental impact. While harder to measure, we believe that this is a key element of a low-carbon future.
Our suppliers and licensees, as well as their subcontractors, are an integral part of our success. We work to select those who adopt strong ethical standards, respect the rights of their employees, and demonstrate stewardship of the environment. We are proud of the strong supplier relationships we have built, and we are always looking to expand our network to accommodate our growing customer base. We periodically review our affiliations and add new suppliers as needed.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our requirements that suppliers and their subcontractors operate their facilities and conduct employee relations in an ethical manner that meets the requirements of the laws in their respective host countries.Supplier Code of Conduct
Anti-Human Trafficking Statement
Global Supplier Management Supply Chain Sustainability
Purchasing Ethics Policy
Terms and Conditions
Product Environmental and Social Compliance Commitments
We are committed to maintaining compliance with all environmental laws and regulations applicable to our operations, products and services. We have implemented programs to meet requirements related to the European Union’s RoHS Directive, REACH Regulation and WEEE Directive. We also have a recycling and take-back program to manage the end of life of products for each EU country. Infinera has meet our obligation to WEEE, Battery and Packaging Directives through membership of approved Compliance Schemes in relevant EU Countries (see info). We have partnered with RENE AG for our take-back and recycling program in the EU per directive requirements. Please contact your sales representative or account manager for more information or email Infinera at EUemail@example.com to schedule equipment removal.