companies have systems or policies in place
on activities, products and services they control
or influence that could have a significant impact
on the environment.
CBi-electric: african cables complies with the
ISO 14001 environment management system and,
as part of its risk policy, annual environmental
objectives and targets are set and regularly
monitored. The company has a system in place
to reduce, recover and recycle waste materials.
The Panasonic television factory in Cape Town
is the only television manufacturer in South
Africa that uses a lead-free soldering process.
Lead-free soldering is also used for products
manufactured for CBi-electric: low voltage’s
RDL is ISO 9001 accredited and has adopted the
SANS 14001:2005 environmental management system.
This system is maintained and regularly improved
to ensure the optimal effectiveness of RDL’s
environmental management systems strategy. The
company is introducing non-lead core solder
wire in the manufacturing and repair of circuit
boards, and all solvents used are CFC-free to
reduce potential damage to the ozone layer.
Reutech Radar Systems has implemented a radio-frequency
radiation safety policy to protect employees
and the public against the possible hazardous
effect of non-ionising radiation emitted by
its products. Since South African standards
are not yet available, the company is complying
with Australian standards for general public
exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic