Asus Receives EU Flower Eco Certification For N Series Notebooks
ASUS, a company that is as committed to environmental conservation as it is to innovation and quality, yesterday saw its sustainable computing efforts rewarded with the conferring of the EU Flower Eco Award for portable computers on its N50, N80, N20, and N10 notebooks. This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold awards in October this year. On a broader note, it is also a reflection of the growing momentum of ASUS’ sustainability drive—Green ASUS—which it initiated in 2000.
ASUS pursues the Green ASUS “Four Green Home Runs” in the design and production of each notebook, namely Green Design, Green Procurement, Green Manufacturing, and Green Service and Marketing.
“ASUS aims to create a better world for everyone through top-notch, eco-friendly 3C products. With Green ASUS, we hope to blend technology, innovation and environmental sustainability for a cleaner, greener earth for all to live,” said Jonney Shih, Chairman of ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
The EU Flower award ceremony for ASUS N Series notebooks was held in Prague on November 20th, 2008.
ASUS Notebooks: The First Leading Notebook Brand to Be Awarded EU Flower Certification
With the awarding of EU Flower certification to the N50, N80, N20, and N10 notebooks, ASUS notebooks has secured a spot in history as the first leading notebook brand to be conferred the prestigious certification. The EU Flower award utilizes one of the highest rated and strictest standards for green computing worldwide, and was developed under the Eco label Scheme in 1992 by the European Union. The EU Flower is recognized in the EU and non-EU European countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The Eco label scheme was laid down under the new Regulation EC1980/2000 in 2000, and has expanded the product scope to all consumer products and the service sector, with a total of 23 product categories. The EU Eco-label is administered by the European Eco-labeling Board (EUEB).
Products are assessed according to the following criteria:
- Presence of hazardous substances
- Product design
- User instructions
- Lifelong extension
Green ASUS: Eco-friendly Notebooks from Conception to End-of-life
ASUS pursues the Green ASUS “Four Green Home Runs” in the design and production of each notebook, namely Green Design, Green Procurement, Green Manufacturing, and Green Service and Marketing. From the reduction and elimination of environmentally hazardous substances, to ensuring that the notebooks are easy to assemble, recycle and reuse, Green ASUS ensures disciplined adherence to environmentally-friendly principles at every step of a notebook’s conception. The awarding of EU Flower certification to the ASUS N50, N80, N20, and N10 notebooks is a result of this uncompromising commitment to eco-friendliness. The success of Green ASUS is also evidenced in the fact that more than 50 ASUS notebooks are now qualified by Energy Star and that nine EPEAT Gold awards were conferred on ASUS notebooks in October 2008.
- Oct 31, 2008
As the new flagship system for the ASUS line of business notebooks, the B80A with a 14. Of particular note is the B80A's support for 7,200 rpm SATA hard disk drives, allowing users to enjoy desktop-like speed when accessing files...
- Oct 7, 2008
ASUS today launched the Eee PC™ S101, an exquisitely designed Ultra-mobile Internet Device for fashion forward individuals who view style as as much of a factor of success as substance. Every Eee PC™ S101 comes with an encrypted 30 GB Internet storage facility known as Eee Storage, allowing users to store and subsequently access their important documents and media securely whenever, wherever...
- Oct 6, 2008
Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world's first Intel® Quad Core™ Gaming notebook—the G71. Dual hard disk drives and single hard disk drive (optional); 1 terabyte (500 GB x 2) 5,400 rpm; 640 GB (320 GB x 2) 5,400 rpm; 500 GB (250 GB x 2) 5,400 rpm; 400 GB (200 GB x 2) 7,200 rpm; 200 GB, 7,200 rpm..
- Sep 17, 2008
ASUS N Series notebooks epitomize style and productivity through smart technologies and innovative product design. Each N Series notebook comes with innovative technological developments such as the highly-efficient Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) which automatically allocates power, preserving battery life up to 35%*; the built-in Express Gate operating system that allows users to access their most commonly-used programs in 8 seconds*; and the SmartLogon facial recognition system that recognizes users’ facial features and logs them on without requiring any manual key input...
- Aug 28, 2008
Performance on the move hits new heights with the ASUS R50. The R50 is loaded with powerful features, fully enabling global communications, travelling and entertainment in any landscape across the world...