TCL takes a proactive approach to the environment.
TCL North America aims to uphold and share its philosophy of "The Creative Life" through its business activities. The preservation of the global environment falls into this philosophy, as we always look for inventive solutions to tackle significant challenges. Among these is preserving the environment, which is increasingly challenged by a growing population and the acceleration of climate change, pollution, and loss of natural resources.
We believe environmental stewardship plays an important role in our company and we proactively address the many challenges that affect our planet. In this capacity we work diligently to ensure our products are in full compliance with environmental statutes and regulatory guidelines, and continue to enhance oversight of the manufacturing process to remove hazardous substances, keep conflict minerals out of our supply chain, reduce energy usage, and increase the volume of our electronics recycling programs.
TCL Employee Giving
The United States hurricane season greatly impacted communities across many states, causing widespread damage and displacing millions of people. TCL employees set a high standard for their generosity and compassion in everything they do, and nowhere was this more prevalent than in their giving. Employees banded together, and with TCL matching dollar for dollar, thousands of dollars were donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. There were no press releases or other attention-grabbing headlines, and the employees deserve all of the credit.
More recently, our employees started fundraising for the Emilio Nares Foundation. With TCL matching donations, all of the money raised will go directly to helping families navigate their child’s journey with cancer. To learn more, please visit http://enfhope.org/. To help support the lives of children living with cancer, you can donate below.
TCL is proud of its tight-knit employee family, and knows that they all would stand up for strangers as much as they stand up for each other.
Code of Conduct
TCL is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), adhering to an advanced code of conduct in its supply chain management that places social, ethical, and environmental responsibilities at the forefront. Through an extensive factory and general manufacturing auditing process, as well as audits conducted by many of its major retail partners, TCL is ensuring consistent oversight of its extensive television manufacturing capabilities.
As a Member of the RBA, TCL North America fully supports the organization’s vision and mission:
Vision: A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment and business.
Mission: Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.
The company is committed to comply to the RBA Code of Conduct in its own operations, progressively implementing the RBA approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.
TCL North America also commits to progressively apply the RBA Code of Conduct to our first-tier suppliers, to monitor its application to the best of the company’s ability using RBA practices and tools, and to encourage and support the company’s suppliers to do the same.
Investing in the Environment
TCL continues to increase investment in electronics collection and recycling year-over-year throughout the United States. We even back up our commitment to protecting the environment through voluntary take-back in several areas and exceeding expectations in others.
Our commitment also includes changes to our product packaging, where we leverage new techniques to shrink carton size and product weight, effectively reducing the company’s carbon footprint. TCL’s website provides consumers with comprehensive information on how to recycle electronics products in all 50 states, with links to state and local government agencies that can provide useful consumer recycling and reuse information.
Leading by Example
TCL’s focus on a sustainable future is embodied not just in its initiatives, but also in its dedication. The company is dedicated to playing a role in shaping the electronics industry by lending a voice to the implementation of constructive and long-lasting environmental policy in North America.
Through the company’s consistent sustainability efforts throughout the United States, TCL is proud to participate on the Consumer Technology Association’s Environmental Policy Committee, and to take a leadership role in shaping policy and industry positions through its position as chairman of the Recycling Subcommittee. In Canada, TCL also holds a seat on the Environmental Policy Stewardship Canada (EPSC) board of directors.
We aim to provide a high level of service to our customers and in the communities we serve, exercise strong, consistent, and responsible product stewardship, and will continue to build on our legacy of environmental responsibility in 2019 and beyond.