Invoxia is committed to preserving the environment. Every step of the production process, from manufacturing to recycling of our goods, we act to reduce our carbon footprint.
The impact that business travel has on the environment is still underestimated in the world of commerce today. Yet, in this age of global warming, solutions do exist to reduce these harmful effects.
By offering a high quality telecommunication sound system, invoxia encourages the use of conference calls for business meetings and reduces the reliance on travel. The resulting economies can be measured on two levels: your carbon footprint is reduced, while your financial savings are increased.
If 50% (96.512 million) of EU-25 countries’ employees replaced one meeting with one audio-conference call per year, then 2.128 million tons of CO2 can be saved per year.
As an example, this is how much a return flight from Paris to New York booked two months in advance with Air France will cost you and the environment:
- Economy Class: 2.01 tons of CO2, average price: 700 Euros
- Business Class: 5.84 tons of CO2, average price: 2300 Euros
…not including the costs of travel fatigue and jet lag, hotel accommodation and incidental expenses.
For the sake of comparison, 1 ton of CO2 is equivalent to:
- 1 year’s gas bill for a 2 bedroom flat in Paris.
- 1,8 tons of paper
- 14.000 km (8700 miles) of Twingo driving in town
- 8.500 km (5300 miles) of 4×4 driving in town
All along the design process, we have paid particular attention to the question of energy consumption. The invoxia phone is equipped with ARM processors, and these are recognized for their low consumption. We have also added an On/Off button to the phone. When switched off, if powered through PoE, the phone consumes no energy at all. Our products conform to the European RoHS directive (2002/85/CE) on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The product and its accessories do not contain any PVC. Circuit boards are bromide-free. Our handsets conform to the Eco Dect wireless standard, which means that the radio signal’s transmission power decreases relatively to the distance between the handset and the base. Energy consumption related to the phone’s use also diminishes in this way. Furthermore, when the handset is replaced on the base, there are no emissions and no energy consumption. By choosing an Eco Dect phone you are helping to save the planet, and preserving your health at the same time.
At invoxia, social responsibility means making sure all our employees and sub-contractors work in a decent environment. Beyond respecting decent working hours and the right to fair pay, our code of conduct encompasses various social aspects of sustainable development included in the SA8000 Standard. This standard was established by Social Accountability International (SAI), an international and multidisciplinary non-governmental organization, whose mission it is to ensure good working conditions for all. Read our subcontractors code of conduct here.
Our packaging is mostly made from recycled and recyclable materials. We have reduced the volume of our packaging as much as possible. For example, we have chosen not to include a paper version of the user guide, which you can download from our website. We encourage the use of recycled paper when printing our support material.
We work on reducing the CO2 emissions used during our products transport. So we carry them into packagings specially made to be as light and small as possible.
The use of noble materials such as stainless steel or glass in our products encourages recycling. Each piece of stainless steel can be recycled from 80 to 90 % and use 60 % of recycled material. Glass is a natural material and can be endlessly and completely recycled.
As well as using noble materials in our products, we use recycled and/or recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard and plastic.
Concerned by the questions asked about the cell phones effects on the human body, we added a wired handset to answer call, even mobile ones. Moving the cell away is minimizing the risks the WHO put the emphasis on in the "Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones"report published in June 2011.