(November 17, 2023) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual and EdTech solutions, has proudly announced its comprehensive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments. These commitments, defined in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), intricately detail the proactive strides that ViewSonic is making across its operations. This dedicated effort is a reflection of ViewSonic's desire to realize a future that is not only ethical but also firmly grounded in sustainability principles.
To fulfill this vision, ViewSonic has strategically defined key commitments targeting SDG No.4, 12, and 15. At the core of these commitments lies ViewSonic’s pledge to achieve a substantial 42% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. These ambitious targets align with the Paris Agreement's overarching objective of limiting global warming to no greater than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels through achieving net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In line with SDG No.12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), which centers around ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, ViewSonic is prioritizing the responsible and ethical design of hardware solutions. As such, ViewSonic is placing the longevity, repairability, and recyclability of models at the forefront of product design considerations, aiming to minimize electronic waste and the depletion of Earth’s natural resources. This involved ensuring that its large format displays (LFDs), monitors, and projector models meet the highest standards of health, safety, and hazard-free material sourcing.
Thus far, ViewSonic has made significant strides towards the goal, having accomplished a remarkable 70% product reuse and recyclable rate, along with achieving an 80% product recovery rate across its product range. The company also demonstrates environmental responsibility, having meticulously performed carbon footprint reports for 99% of its LFD and monitor models on the market.
Taking this environmental commitment further, ViewSonic has established a five-year goal to expand its range of lamp-free projectors to 70% and reduce the production of lamp-based projectors to 30%. This initiative aims to promote lamp-free projectors, offering higher energy efficiency with lower power consumption. Importantly, the lamp-free light source eliminates the need for frequent lamp replacement and avoids exposing the toxic mercury contained in traditional projector lamps to the environment. In doing so, ViewSonic not only prioritizes sustainability but also provides users with cutting-edge technology that aligns with a greener and more eco-friendly future.
As a leader in EdTech, ViewSonic is deeply committed to promoting the advancement of SDG No.4 (Quality Education) and focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. Contributing towards this, the company has developed ViewSonic’s Education Ecosystem—a comprehensive suite of hardware, software, and service solutions meticulously tailored to the specific needs of educators. Through this initiative, ViewSonic actively supports educators worldwide, facilitating access to quality education and contributing to the broader goal of achieving global digital equity. While each pillar of the Education Ecosystem works to deliver an immediate impact for schools, it is through the interplay of all three pillars that the ecosystem achieves synergies, leading to additional energy savings and enhanced learning outcomes.
Furthermore, ViewSonic actively works towards SDG No.15 (Life on Land), emphasizing the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, forests, and land. This commitment is evident in ViewSonic's promotion of paperless solutions, achieved using its diverse display solutions in community engagements for creators, artists, exhibition curators, corporates, and the general public. Beyond hardware, ViewSonic promotes paperless practices in office and educational settings. Its software solutions prioritize cross-device compatibility, therefore empowering the seamless creation and sharing of digital resources. This aims to challenge workplace norms, inspiring societal change by encouraging mindful consumption and prolonged use of existing devices.
ViewSonic has cultivated a positive workplace culture across its global offices, upholding equality for all employees. The company's unwavering commitment to fair and inclusive practices fosters a supportive work environment, actively promoting key values such as inclusivity, diversity, and professional development, to reduce inequalities across social groups and create opportunities for all.
In addition, ViewSonic prioritizes integrity, compliance, and customer trust by adhering to high corporate governance standards and local regulations. Its code of conduct vehemently opposes slavery, child labor, and forced labor in its operations, further underlining its commitment to ethical practices. Additionally, ViewSonic's global anti-corruption policy fosters an environment of integrity, while the company maintains stringent data security across its global operations through its ISO/IEC 27001 certified information security management system.
These ESG commitments reflect ViewSonic’s dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices, contributing to a better future for the planet, communities, and its workforce. The company invites stakeholders, partners, and the global community to join hands in this collective journey toward a greener and more inclusive world.
For further insights into ViewSonic’s ESG commitments, click here to visit the company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance website.