STANDARDS AND PRACTICES
We are proud to announce that we have new servers that use recycled parts and a third less energy than before. With better air circulation and processor utilization, our new eco-friendly servers affect our overall business structure and help us contribute to a greener more sustainable web hosting service. As an ongoing pursuit, we will continually focus on ways to leave less of a carbon footprint and to stay lurking for new environmentally friendly ways to run a better web hosting service in the years to come.
Sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has little or no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line. Often, sustainable businesses have progressive environmental and human rights policies.
A sustainable business is any organization that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturer activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit. In other words, it is a business that meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is the process of assessing how to design products that will take advantage of the current environmental situation and how well a company's products perform with renewable resources.
The Brundtland Report emphasized that sustainability is a three-legged stool of people, planet, and profit. Sustainable businesses with the supply chain try to balance all three through the triple-bottom-line concept using sustainable development and sustainable distribution to impact the environment, business growth, and society.
Everyone affects the sustainability of the marketplace and the planet in some way. Sustainable development within a business can create value for customers, investors, and the environment. A sustainable business must meet customer needs while, at the same time, treating the environment well.
Web Host Pro is fully committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including the RoHS Directive which restricts the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electronic products. Web Host Pro's goal is to meet and exceed compliance obligations of the RoHS Directive on a global basis. By July 1, 2006, RoHS substances will be virtually eliminated (to levels below legal limits) for all newly marketed Web Host Pro products subject to the RoHS Directive, except where it is widely recognized that there is no technically feasible alternative (unless otherwise exempted under the RoHS directives).
Restrictions about the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are new industry requirements for environmental protection and recycling. RoHS is changing the worldwide electronics industry. And Web Host Pro is doing its part to produce environmentally safe products.
The RoHS Directive, also known as EU Directive 2002/95/EG, goes into effect on July 1st, 2006 in Europe. The RoHS directive mandates that electrical and electronic products put into the European market within EU states shall contain restrictive levels of the following substances:
* Lead (Pb)
* Cadmium (Cd)
* Mercury (Hg)
* Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
* Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
* Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
California and the Americas
California has initiated its version of the EU's RoHS Directive, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, or SB20, scheduled to take effect in January 2007. At least 20 other states and Canada have legislation pending for RoHS-like regulations.
Certain servers, storage and storage array systems, server boards, and network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications are RoHS compliant or have the appropriate exemptions. RoHS compliance does not mean RoHS-restricted substances are not present but, in general, do not exist as homogeneous materials and may not be present in Web Host Pro products in quantities greater than the limit of 0.1% (1000 PPM) or where application-specific exemptions exist for the following:
* Lead and its compounds
o (other than lead in solder and component package lead/ball terminations)
o Exempted (Leaded glass used in cathode ray tubes, electronic components, and fluorescent tubes)
o Exempted (Lead in Steel - 0.35% or 3500 PPM)
o Exempted (Lead in Aluminum Alloys - 0.4% or 4000 PPM)
o Exempted (Lead in Copper Alloys including bronzes, brasses, 4% or 40KPPM)
o Lead carbonates and sulfates must not be used in any paint applied to parts, components, materials, or products, 0.01% 100 PPM or less.
o Lead in PVC coating for internal or external cable, wire, and cords (less than 0.03% or 300 PPM)
o Exempted (Lead in high melting temperature type solders, i.e. tin-lead solder alloys containing more than 85% lead)
o Batteries (less than 0.01% or 100 PPM)
o Exempted (Lead in electronic ceramic parts, e.g. piezoelectric devices)
o Packaging Materials (May not contain any amount of lead as an intentionally added element (0.01% or 100 PPM or less)
o Exempted (scanner bulbs, projector lamps, backlit displays or LEDs)
o Packaging Materials (May not contain any amount of mercury as an intentionally added element (0.01% or 100 PPM or less)
* Hexavalent Chromium and its compounds (no more than 0.01% or 100 PPM)
o Non-Metallic Applications (Paints, Pigments, and Plastics)
o Metallic Applications (Corrosion preventative coatings, conversion coatings)
o Packaging Materials (May not contain any amount of hexavalent chromium and its compounds as an intentionally added element (0.01% or 100 PPM or less)
* PBBs or PBDEs
o (flame-retardants must not be contained in plastic parts, components, materials, and products in greater than 0.1% or 1000 PPM)
o Packaging Materials (May not contain any amount of bromine-based flame retardants as an intentionally added element (0.01% or 100 PPM or less)
* Cadmium and its compounds
o (No more than 0.01% or 100 PPM)
o Packaging Materials (May not contain any amount of cadmium as an intentionally added element (0.01% or 100 PPM or less)