In its Sustainability Commitment, the LANCOM management board sets out the focal points for the CSR strategy that are of particular relevance to the company. In terms of environmental protection, this includes sustainable product development and procurement, operational environmental management, and compliance with all relevant laws, guidelines and standards as a matter of course.
Minimization of component costs
Wherever possible, we use highly integrated and thus energy-saving components of the latest technology to meet our performance targets and to use resources efficiently. The material costs saved through integration go hand-in-hand with reduced energy and raw-material consumption.
Our products are designed to remain fully operational long after their 5-year warranty has expired. With regular free updates of our operating systems, the devices remain at the latest state of development long after purchase. This increases the useful service life of LANCOM devices by years.
Virtualization for multi-purpose IT infrastructure
Using virtualization technologies, several logically separated networks can be operated in parallel based on a common physical network infrastructure. In this way, the number of required network components can be significantly reduced.
We also offer virtual network devices that, for example, completely reproduce the functions of routers in software. Without any additional hardware, these are installed and operated on existing servers in the data center.
LANCOM virtualization technologies are thus significantly contributing to savings in resources and energy.
Ecological standards for production
The majority of value added in the areas of software and hardware development, manufacturing and hosting takes place in Germany. Production in Germany is subject to extremely high environmental standards. Our manufacturing service providers operate production sites that are certified to ISO 14001: Environmental Management or Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Implementing EU requirements
All products in our portfolio comply with the requirements of the Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz (ElektroG), a law that transposes the EU directives RoHS (Resctriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste of Electronical and Electronic Equipment) into German national law. We avoid using hazardous substances in our devices so that, even during development, we facilitate the environmentally-friendly recycling and disposal of waste. LANCOM complies with the European Union's REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation for the use and declaration of the substances used in our products. You may find the respective declarations of conformity here.
In 2018/19 and again in 2022/23, LANCOM participated in the ÖKOPROFIT® project of the StädteRegion Aachen at its headquarters in Würselen. ÖKOPROFIT is a modular consulting and qualification programme that supports companies in the continuous improvement of environmental protection and environmental management.
In practice, LANCOM relies on close cooperation between the in-house environmental protection officer in Würselen, the CSR manager and contact persons at the Hamburg and Karlsruhe sites to identify and implement measures in corporate environmental management. In addition, the internal CSR community offers all employees the opportunity to participate and contribute ideas.