HID Global Sustainability Practices
As a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, HID Global follows its policy on minimizing its carbon footprint and helping to stimulate renewable energy markets. HID Global is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of its operations through continuous concentration on Genuine HID™ products; how they are designed, how they are built, and how they are used. HID Global actively embraces green product design through the selection of materials, components and procedures in the product development process. One of HID Global’s green initiatives includes creating energy-efficient solutions that are built with recycled content and contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.
HID Global works with strategic alliance and Advantage HID Partners to combine product innovation with sustainability principles to enhance their competitive advantage. Partnering with such companies as Canon, Dell, HP, Konica Minolta, Sharp, Toshiba and many other leading manufacturers, HID Global helps to develop innovative products and solutions that range from secure print authentication offerings to energy efficient solutions that embed genuine HID technology.
By bringing to market strategic, environmentally friendly solutions through partnerships, HID Global helps organizations increase their productivity and use fewer resources in order to reduce their carbon footprint and lower operating costs with embedded Genuine HID Technology™.
Specific examples of HID Global’s sustainability practices include:
HID Global’sENERGY STAR Certified Card Printers: used by many federal, state and local government agencies that are under the Obama Executive Order #13514 which states "Organizations are to promote electronics stewardship by ensuring the procurement of Energy Star and FEMP designated electronic equipment." These HID Global printers provide these organizations with a high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solution that supports corporate green initiatives and helps reduce costs. As part of its new ENERGY STAR rating for example, the default time for printer’s sleep mode has been lowered from two hours to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the overall power consumption when in standby or sleep mode.
HID Global’s non-technology UltraCard EcoTM cards: Organizations seeking an environmentally friendly card solution for printing high quality photo IDs choose HID's UltraCard Eco™, a non-technology card made with BIOPVC™. The PVC cards take 20-25 years to decompose in landfill conditions, where HID's UltraCard Eco™ cards made with BIOPVC™ are reduced in 5-7 years. This goes for HID Global ENERGY STAR certified card printers as well.
Through HID iCLASS® technology, new electronic vehicle charging stations make it easier for electronic vehicle owners to conveniently charge their cars in one simple transaction while also reducing overhead costs for the parking lot owners and operators.
Embedded HID iCLASS® technology in select ENERGY STAR rated mobile workstations, notebooks and laptops provides customers with more secure PC logon functionality while enabling energy efficient computing.
With HID's Secure Print Authentication solutions, employees can print documents only when they have authenticated to the printer with their HID credentials. This helps organizations reduce the amount of paper, toner and electricity used on a daily basis, saving money and helping reduce printing-related waste.
Architects and designers are able to achieve LEED certification through the use of HID Global’s iCLASS SE readers that consume up to 75 percent less power, thus allowing them to command greater rent premiums and efficiencies in management. The readers are also built using recycled content.