Avid and the Environment

Avid Environmental Policy
It is Avid’s responsibility to minimize our impact on the environment, in our global operations and in the products we design, manufacture and market. We will follow sound environmental practices and encourage our employees to identify opportunities for reducing waste and conserving energy.

Our environmental goals are:

  • Endorse sustainable product stewardship through adopting and integrating Design for Environment (DfE) practices ensuring minimal environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle and promoting environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain
  • Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout our business including conserving energy, improving energy efficiency and giving preference to renewable over non–renewable energy sources when feasible while simultaneously promoting conservation in resource use areas of our operations by using development and manufacturing processes that do not adversely affect the environment  and adopting the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle in to minimize waste, prevent pollution, and minimize health and safety risks
  • Build an Environmental Management System that supports continued improvement by  ensuring: (i) goals are established and monitored; (ii) processes and technologies are continually reviewed for best practices; (iii) process improvements are continuously championed; (iv) all employees are aware of and responsible for maintaining environmentally sound business practices; and (v) establishes policies and practices for the continued prevention of pollution
  • Conduct rigorous audits and self assessments of Avid’s compliance with this policy, measure progress of environmental performance and report periodically to senior management
  • Continued compliance with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which Avid subscribes and which relate to our environmental aspects
  • This policy will be posted in all Avid facilities, and is always be available to employees on the Avid intranet site and to the public at www.avid.com


Chief Executive Officer & President

Compliance with European Union WEEE and RoHS Directives

In January 2003, the European Union adopted two important environmental directives -- the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). In combination with additional Directives in the EU and other geographies, they represent an important milestone in providing a safer environment for future generations.

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Compliance with China Ministry of Information Industry's RoHS Directive

In response to the China Ministry of Information Industry's ("MII"), "Management Methods for Controlling Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products Regulation," better known as "China RoHS," Avid Technology, Inc. ("Avid") has adopted the following compliance protocols:

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Compliance with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Regulation 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is the new European Union (EU) chemicals law that became effective on June 1, 2007, with phased deadlines through to 2018. Avid supports the overall REACH goals of protecting human health and the environment.

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