Taking circular economy as the direction for development
In order to achieve the goal of sustainable development, the thinking of circular economy is adopted to design and manufacture HTC products. We think about how to use the limited resources of the earth cautiously so that maximum efficiency can be generated and the effectiveness can be maintained within the industrial system to achieve sustainable operation. The following are our practices:
• Maximal use of single plastic material helps make recycling easier. Exclusion of materials made with hazardous.
• Chemical substances and lightweight products are the future product design.
• Extended product lifecycle; use of modular designs for hardware upgradability and for changing spare parts.
• Use recycled materials for manufacturing and packaging.
• Reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing process, use recycled water and renewable energy.
More energy-saving and carbon-reducing - VIVE Flow
VIVE Flow Product Carbon Footprint
As a leading brand in virtual reality industry, HTC has been committed to environmental protection and sustainability. To reduce the impact of products to the environment, HTC conducted a comprehensive carbon footprint assessment of each stage of VIVE Flow production in 2022, including raw material selection and packaging methods, and obtained ISO 14067: 2018 verification statement, covering from cradle to grave. Product carbon footprint is an analysis of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the product life cycle, including the acquisition of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, use, disposal and other stages. The carbon footprint of each VIVE Flow (including packaging) is 34.83 kgCO2e, and the main carbon emission hotspots are concentrated in the raw material manufacturing and distribution and product manufacturing stage. When developing new products in the future, we will be committed to sustainable design and sustainable supply chain promotion. In addition, since the electricity consumption in the manufacturing process is the main carbon hotspot, we can also improve the efficiency of electricity consumption in the future. HTC is committed to improving carbon emissions in every process, and providing products to consumers that are more green, environmentally friendly, and healthy, and integrating the spirit of sustainability into the entire life cycle of each product.
HTC VIVE Flow Product Carbon Footprint:
Environmentally friendly with sustainable packaging
HTC taking environmentally friendly and sustainable development as the primary concern when designing lightweight packaging, ensuring the protection and of the product and aesthetic while at the same time reducing impact of the packaging to the environment.
All packaging materials HTC uses for its products fully comply with EC directive on packaging (EU 94/62/EC) and the US requirement on packaging (Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation of USA), and all printing ink used on HTC product packaging are low-volatility ink or soy ink certified by the American Soybean Association. We put a lot of effort into packaging design to ensure all the packaging materials are in line with the principle of environmentally friendly and sustainable development, minimizing impact of the product packaging to the environment.
Our latest product, VIVE XR Elite, showcases our continued commitment to corporate social responsibility. All packaging materials used for VIVE XR Elite are made from 100% recyclable materials, with 99.99% being paper-based. One of the most sustainable features is that 99% of the packaging is made from recycled materials, which is a result of our active enforcement of a circular economy.
History of HTC “Sustainable Packaging”