Environmental Commitment


D-Link recognizes our responsibility for business growth, responsible corporate citizenship, constant innovation and adjustement of technology to meet the needs of both consumers and the environment.

The Company actively works to reduce energy consumption, achieving certifications such as ENERGY STAR and RoHS compliance, and developing products utilizing D-Link Green Technology to help protect the Earth, working toward a brighter future.

  • Our D-Link Green Technology leads the market with energy savings of up to 80%.
  • Our European Service Centre recycles 90% of its waste onsite.
  • We never use materials considered hazardous. All our products comply fully with the EU's RoHS Directive to protect both our customers and the environment.
  • We are committed to recycling, embracing the EU's WEEE initiatives.
  • We were the first networking company to become registered as ENERGY STAR partners, a global initiative to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, ensuring that our power adapters now comply with strict energy-efficiency guidelines.
TÜV STAR* (2007)
D-Link received the highest five-star certification from TÜV Rheinland STAR* in November 2007, whose spirit is Sustainability, Trustworthiness, Accountability, and Responsibility (STAR). This certification testifies that D-Link meets requirements to satisfy public concerns regarding the internal and external environments.
ISO 14001 (2006)

D-Link was ISO 14001 certified in November 2006 for implementing the following Environment Quality Policy:

  • Following Environmental Law and other requirements
  • Decreasing the impact of our products on the environment
  • Promoting Green Products
  • Saving energy and treasuring resources
  • Preventing environmental pollution
  • Maintaining employees’ safety and health
ISO 14064-1 (2006)

D-Link has been verified in accordance with ISO 14064-3:2006 as meeting the requirements of
ISO 14064-1:2006 :

  • Direct emissions
  • 2.18 tonnes of CO2e
  • Energy indirect emissions
  • 1845.42 tonnes of CO2e
  • Direct emissions and energy indirect emissions
  • 1847.60 tonnes of CO2e
ISO 9001 (2004)
D-Link earned ISO 9001 certification in November 2004, which designates that the Company has defined processes for establishing and maintaining an effective quality system for manufacturing. This certification outlines a guide for quality products and has become an international reference for quality requirements in business-to-business dealings. Following this guideline to the letter, D-Link’s Quality Policy is to care about its superior quality, self-improvement and customer satisfaction.
D-Link works with its suppliers to comply with the European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The RoHS directive prohibits the importation of electronic equipment containing certain hazardous substances to the European Union and took effect on July 1, 2006. D-Link fully complied with the RoHS Directive even before this date.

The safety and integrity of our products is key to our relationships with our customers. Certain chemicals and substances become labeled as "Hazardous Materials" due to government, industry and consumer concerns. The European Union has specifically identified the following substances used in some electronic products as being hazardous materials: hexavalent chromium (Cr+6), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBB). When those issues were raised and materials identified, D-Link was the first to acknowledge those bans and guarantee the safety of our products for the end user.

REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into effect on June 1, 2007.

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.

As part of the D-Link Green strategy, D-Link is an ENERGY STAR® partner for end-use products incorporating single voltage external ac-dc or ac-ac power supplies. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Energy-related Products (ErP)
D-Link employs the EN 62075 environmental checklist as a reference to guide designers through the aspects of product life cycle, including material efficiency, energy efficiency, consumables and batteries, emissions, product lifetime, end-of-life management, hazardous substances and preparations, and packaging. It is to ensure that D-Link’s products have been checked under ErP (EuP) directive scopes as well as best available environmental practices with financial viability.
Soy Ink
Use of the American Soy Bean Association-IM Soy Ink Seal certifies that D-Link recognizes its value as a renewable resource and alternative to petroleum-based inks.