We are committed to environmental stewardship. Examples of our ongoing efforts to minimize the impact of our products on the environment include:
Responsible Product Design
Our goal is to design products that maximize efficiency while minimizing waste. This is why we follow the requirements of programs such as ENERGY STAR®. Not only does this help to extend the life of our products, it helps to lower energy consumption and costs.
Going the Extra Mile
Many NCS products are EPEAT™ registered at the Silver level. A Silver rating from EPEAT means that the qualifying NCS product meets 100% of the required criteria as put forth by the Green Electronics Council, as well as going above and beyond by meeting over 50% of additional optional criteria in complying with good environmental performance practices. For more information on EPEAT™, visit http://www.epeat.net. For more information about NCS' participation with the EPEAT program, please visit http://ww2.epeat.net/CompanyDetail.aspx?CompanyID=64.
NCS Green Packaging Program
For local customers with large system deployments, we offer the option of taking delivery of computers in re-usable multi-pack shipping containers. Most manufacturers typically ship new computer hardware in cardboard boxes with foam padding in single unit packages. Those packing materials are rarely saved by the customer and get discarded as soon as the computers are unboxed. In an effort to cut down on waste going to the local landfills, we designed an innovative packaging solution that is both eco-friendly and saves time and space for our customers. Our multi-pack re-usable shipping containers are the size of a standard 40” x 48” pallet, stand approximately 6-feet high, and consist of a two-piece 10mil corrugated plastic side panel with custom foam inserts cut to the exact dimensions of our systems. Each container can hold up to 30 to 48 computers, depending on their dimensions. When unpacking is finished, call NCS to arrange for a pickup. It’s that easy!
NCS Recycling & Take Back Programs
Our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our products include recycling programs that enable customers to dispose of used equipment and notebook batteries in an environmentally sound manner. Since our founding, NCS has demonstrated a strong concern for the environment through recycling. Part of that commitment is our Take Back Program, where we offer our customers recycling services of no-longer-needed IT assets.
In addition to our program of taking back used IT equipment, NCS can assist in the take back and recycling of any packaging materials nationwide. We provide the recycling and the packaging material free of cost to the customer. This covers both shipping and recycling of packaging. We will coordinate recycling at the customer end. If you wish to recycle your own packaging and not ship it back to us, you can go to Earth911 to find the closest recycler. To explore our nationwide recycling programs, please contact your NCS sales representative.