Carbon Footprint Disclosure

Carbon Footprint Disclosure
As green house gases (GHG) continue to raise global temperatures and adversely affect the global climate, by voluntarily controlling and reducing our "carbon footprint", MitraStar aims to fulfill what we believe to be a basic corporate responsibility, with an eye towards benefiting society as a whole.

Among the First to be Granted a Carbon Footprint Label in Taiwan
Taiwan government Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced the carbon footprint labeling system to help businesses gear themselves up to the global trend of making products greener and of helping to mitigate global warming. MitraStar product has been granted a carbon footprint label in Taiwan. We are among the first group of Taiwan companies to achieve this distinction, and are also the first networking equipment maker to receive this honor.

PAS2050 - World’s First Carbon Footprint Verification on VDSL2 CPE Product
A carbon footprint verification on MitraStar product has been achieved and certified, according to the International Carbon Footprint Standard PAS2050 in 2010. By succeeding in earning this third party verification by BSI (British Standards Institution), the certified device is the world's first VDSL2 CPE to achieve this carbon footprint verification. It is a critical milestone for carbon footprint management of networking products.

Making of Product Categorization Rules (PCR)
In 2010, MitraStar led the industry in proposing the PCR for Home Gateway and Home Network Infrastructure Device products at the same time. After meticulous discussion among shareholders and a panel formed of experts, the Environment and Development Foundation, a member of the GEDnet (Global Environmental Declaration Network) in Sweden, approved both PCR proposals in December 2010 and registered them on the GEDNet Web site for the world's communications and network companies to observe.

The two PCR proposed and established by MitraStar all comply with ISO14025 International Standards that regulate energy consumption, water resource usage, amount of industrial waste and water/air pollutant generated, along with the associated carbon footprint.