Declarations and Certifications

CIARA products are manufactured with an environmentally friendly design in mind

Our environmental stewardship system promotes energy efficiency in our products, creates strategies to lessen or eliminate materials for disposal, extends the useful life of products, and offers practical and efficient equipment recovery options. CIARA’s environmental efforts cover a wide range of topics, such as energy efficiency, limited use of sustainable materials, packaging, eco-label program, and design for recycling. CIARA is a member of several coalitions that advance environmental responsibility and holds certifications and registrations in several crucial categories.

Declarations and Certifications

CIARA products are manufactured with an environmentally friendly design in mind

Our environmental stewardship system promotes energy efficiency in our products, creates strategies to lessen or eliminate materials for disposal, extends the useful life of products, and offers practical and efficient equipment recovery options. CIARA’s environmental efforts cover a wide range of topics, such as energy efficiency, limited use of sustainable materials, packaging, eco-label program, and design for recycling. CIARA is a member of several coalitions that advance environmental responsibility and holds certifications and registrations in several crucial categories.

Product Quality, Declarations and Certifications

Numerous CIARA products are eligible for participation in several environmental initiatives, including RoHS compliance, Energy Star, and EPEAT. These program requirements put a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly attributes throughout the whole product life cycle, such as recyclable design, energy efficiency, ergonomics, emissions, avoiding hazardous substances, product take-back programs, and socially responsible production.

RoHS Compliant

The RoHS directive is an acronym that stands for “restriction of the use of certain hazardous compounds in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).” This directive, known as Directive 2002/95/EC, will prohibit the placement of new electrical and electronic equipment on the European Union (EU) market that contains more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium (Chromium VI), polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. It will be implemented throughout the EU on July 1, 2006. Its goal is to limit the use of these six compounds in electrical and electronic equipment, thereby protecting human health and the environment. It is closely related to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC, which establishes collection, recycling, and recovery targets for electrical items as part of a legislative push to address the issue of massive volumes of dangerous e-waste.

Energy Star

The ENERGY STAR rating system is widely known around the world and has become a standard in many procurement tools. It establishes a high standard for what constitutes an energy-efficient product in a variety of areas, including computers which CIARA’s products are most qualified. For more information visit: CIARA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Computers

EPEAT

Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is an easy-to-use environmental procurement tool to evaluate a set of 10 environmental performances. In 2006, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE) made those requirements become the IEEE 1680 standard for electronic products. In April 2018, IEEE 1680.1:2018 was released, and the requirements increased from 4.1~4.8 to 4.1~4.10. EPEAT is a register that assesses the environmental impact of electronics. It takes a lifecycle approach and ranks items as Gold, Silver, or Bronze based on more than 50 criteria, including the reduction/elimination of ecologically harmful ingredients and even the maker’s business performance. Many CIARA items are already registered in multiple countries and categories. To find out more about CIARA’s products registered on the EPEAT, visit CIARA’s Computers & Displays on EPEAT Registry and EPEAT registry.

80 PLUS Gold

Most electronics employ a power supply to convert the alternating current power from the mains to usable direct current power – an imperfect process in which some power is lost due to heat resistance. The 80 PLUS Gold certification identifies power supplies that can achieve at least 87% efficiency at three different loads of work. We are pleased to announce that CIARA products have 80 PLUS Gold power supplies with up to 96 percent efficiency. To know more about the 80 PLUS® Certified Power Supplies and Manufacturers click here.

Product Quality, Declarations and Certifications

Numerous CIARA products are eligible for participation in several environmental initiatives, including RoHS compliance, Energy Star, and EPEAT. These program requirements put a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly attributes throughout the whole product life cycle, such as recyclable design, energy efficiency, ergonomics, emissions, avoiding hazardous substances, product take-back programs, and socially responsible production.

RoHS Compliant

The RoHS directive is an acronym that stands for “restriction of the use of certain hazardous compounds in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).” This directive, known as Directive 2002/95/EC, will prohibit the placement of new electrical and electronic equipment on the European Union (EU) market that contains more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium (Chromium VI), polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. It will be implemented throughout the EU on July 1, 2006. Its goal is to limit the use of these six compounds in electrical and electronic equipment, thereby protecting human health and the environment. It is closely related to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC, which establishes collection, recycling, and recovery targets for electrical items as part of a legislative push to address the issue of massive volumes of dangerous e-waste.

Energy Star

The ENERGY STAR rating system is widely known around the world and has become a standard in many procurement tools. It establishes a high standard for what constitutes an energy-efficient product in a variety of areas, including computers which CIARA’s products are most qualified. For more information visit: CIARA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Computers

EPEAT

Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is an easy-to-use environmental procurement tool to evaluate a set of 10 environmental performances. In 2006, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE) made those requirements become the IEEE 1680 standard for electronic products. In April 2018, IEEE 1680.1:2018 was released, and the requirements increased from 4.1~4.8 to 4.1~4.10. EPEAT is a register that assesses the environmental impact of electronics. It takes a lifecycle approach and ranks items as Gold, Silver, or Bronze based on more than 50 criteria, including the reduction/elimination of ecologically harmful ingredients and even the maker’s business performance. Many CIARA items are already registered in multiple countries and categories. To find out more about CIARA’s products registered on the EPEAT, visit CIARA’s Computers & Displays on EPEAT Registry and EPEAT registry.

80 PLUS Gold

Most electronics employ a power supply to convert the alternating current power from the mains to usable direct current power – an imperfect process in which some power is lost due to heat resistance. The 80 PLUS Gold certification identifies power supplies that can achieve at least 87% efficiency at three different loads of work. We are pleased to announce that CIARA products have 80 PLUS Gold power supplies with up to 96 percent efficiency. To know more about the 80 PLUS® Certified Power Supplies and Manufacturers click here.

Product Materials Information

CIARA’s strategy to ensure that its chemicals management objectives are met is fulfilled through process controls and corrective actions throughout its organization.

Process controls include both piece-part supplier declarations and CIARA factory and supplier material testing audits. The objectives also include the replacement of targeted restricted materials and the development of alternative materials for future use. CIARA always makes an effort to keep this procedure updated.

More information on CIARA’s restricted substance policies in packaging can be found in the Conformance Assurance Procedure.

Product Materials Information

CIARA’s strategy to ensure that its chemicals management objectives are met is fulfilled through process controls and corrective actions throughout its organization.

Process controls include both piece-part supplier declarations and CIARA factory and supplier material testing audits. The objectives also include the replacement of targeted restricted materials and the development of alternative materials for future use. CIARA always makes an effort to keep this procedure updated.

More information on CIARA’s restricted substance policies in packaging can be found in the Conformance Assurance Procedure.

Packaging

Considering both restricted substances and the use of sustainable materials, CIARA creates an environmentally friendly strategy for packaging and user documents that is a world leader in using resources.

CIARA’s circular design approach recycles and repurposes what was once considered scrap and waste. We have pioneered the use of bio-engineered technologies to package our products. All of CIARA’s packaging is made with 100% recycled components. More information on CIARA’s restricted substance policies in packaging can be found on the Bulk Packaging Policy.

CIARA Packaging
CIARA Packaging

Packaging

Considering both restricted substances and the use of sustainable materials, CIARA creates an environmentally friendly strategy for packaging and user documents that is a world leader in using resources.

CIARA’s circular design approach recycles and repurposes what was once considered scrap and waste. We have pioneered the use of bio-engineered technologies to package our products. All of CIARA’s packaging is made with 100% recycled components. More information on CIARA’s restricted substance policies in packaging can be found on the Bulk Packaging Policy.

Environmental Friendly Product Design

Environmentally Friendly Design

The complete product lifecycle is taken into account during product design. Systems can be improved or repaired to increase the product’s useful life. When the system’s useful life is up, it can be recycled to recover valuable resources for both our customers and the environment.

CIARA Technologies is dedicated to advancing a circular economy, safeguarding our resources, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, working toward zero waste, and conserving resources.

CIARA systems incorporate the following design guidelines for recyclability: CIARA takes the complete product lifetime into account while creating our goods. Products are made to be easily recyclable, upgradeable, and repaired. The EU WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is complied with by CIARA goods. Products are labelled in line with Annex IX and the recommendations in European Standard EN 50419, as shown below: This product should not be disposed of with household garbage, according to the label. It should be left behind at a suitable location to allow for recovery and recycling.

Environmental Friendly Product Design

Environmentally Friendly Design

The complete product lifecycle is taken into account during product design. Systems can be improved or repaired to increase the product’s useful life. When the system’s useful life is up, it can be recycled to recover valuable resources for both our customers and the environment.

CIARA Technologies is dedicated to advancing a circular economy, safeguarding our resources, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, working toward zero waste, and conserving resources.

CIARA systems incorporate the following design guidelines for recyclability: CIARA takes the complete product lifetime into account while creating our goods. Products are made to be easily recyclable, upgradeable, and repaired. The EU WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is complied with by CIARA goods. Products are labelled in line with Annex IX and the recommendations in European Standard EN 50419, as shown below: This product should not be disposed of with household garbage, according to the label. It should be left behind at a suitable location to allow for recovery and recycling.

CIARA Product Market Access

Our CIARA products are certified and available in the following markets.

UKCA certification

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking and certification scheme replaces the CE mark and certification scheme for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) from the 1st Jan 2021. The UK DoC is a document that confirms a product’s conformance to the United Kingdom’s UKCA certification requirements. The UK DoC lists the applicable UK legislation and standards against which compliance has been assessed.

For products with no wireless interface, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) UK DoC covers the EMC, Low Voltage (Product Safety), ErP (Eco Design), and Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. For products with a wireless interface, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) UK DoC covers the Radio Equipment Law (which includes EMC and Product Safety), ErP (Eco-Design), and Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation.

CE certification

The EU DoC is a document that confirms a product’s conformance to the European Union’s CE Marking requirements. The EU DoC lists the applicable EU Directives and the standards applied for compliance. For products with no wireless features, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) EU DoC covers the EMC Directive, Low Voltage Directive (Product Safety), ErP Directive (Energy Related Products/ErP), and Restricted Substances Directive (RoHS). For products with wireless features, compliance statements issued until June 12, 2017, cover the R&TTE Directive. Compliance statements issued on or after June 13, 2017, cover the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which came into force on that date.

China Compulsory Certification

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a mandatory compliance requirement for products in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). CCC, introduced in 2002, applies to products listed in CCC catalogs and is required for imported goods as well as Chinese products.

Products requiring certification may be manufactured, imported, sold, and/or used in business activities in PRC only after CCC has been obtained.

CCC covers the safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of the product, and key information such as the model name, manufacturing site, and dates of validity are listed in the certificate. The two most important elements of CCC are product testing (at a PRC laboratory) and factory audits (inspection of the product manufacturers by Chinese auditors). Once CCC is granted, it is valid for five years but must be maintained through annual follow-up audits.

FCC certification

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable across the United States. The FCC maintains jurisdiction over the areas of broadband access, fair competition, radio frequency use, media responsibility, public safety, and homeland security.

BIS certification

BIS Certification is provided in India by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body that has been successfully promoting and nurturing the standards movement within the country since 1947. BIS came into existence in 1987 through an Act of Parliament. BIS involves various activities like standards formulation, certification of products, hallmarking, testing and calibration scheme, and more. BIS Product Certification Scheme is one of the largest in the world, with over 26500 licensees covering more than 900 products. BIS Certification allows the licensees to use the popular ISI mark on their product, which is synonymous with quality products.

Korea Certification

The KC (Korea Certification) mark signifies compliance with Korea’s product safety requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and is issued by Korea-based certification bodies that have been approved by the Korea Standards Association. South Korea is one of the world’s leading markets for electrical and electronic equipment and devices. Products that do not have KC certification may be denied entry into the country, and manufacturers of non-certified products found on the market could be subject to penalties. Testing your products for compliance with KC certification requirements ensures legal market access to Korea, as well as acceptance by Korean electronic product buyers.

BSMI certification

All products listed are subject to inspection and must be granted a certificate of conformity before the sale on the Taiwanese market. The Chinese National Standards (CNS) enacted by Taiwan’s BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs specify products to be tested. Whether manufactured locally or imported, all products must adhere to applicable safety, EMC, and RoHS standards.

NOM certification

Official Mexican Standards or the Norma Official Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of standards and legal enforcement documents that regulate the products, processes, and services that could pose a safety or health risk for people, animals, plants, or the environment. Most products imported, stored, transported, commercialized, sold, or used within Mexico must comply with these official Mexican standards, regardless of if they have previously been certified to U.S., Canadian, or other international standards.

RCM certification

The Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is a trademark owned by the electrical regulator (Regulatory Authorities (RAs)) and Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA). The Australian Standard AS/NZS 4417.1 and AS/NZS 4417.2 Marking of electrical products to indicate compliance with regulations. For electrical safety, in-scope electrical equipment must not be sold unless the item is marked with the RCM in compliance with AS/NZS 4417.1 & 2 and the EESS.

CIARA Product Market Access

Our CIARA products are certified and available in the following markets.

UKCA certification

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking and certification scheme replaces the CE mark and certification scheme for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) from the 1st Jan 2021. The UK DoC is a document that confirms a product’s conformance to the United Kingdom’s UKCA certification requirements. The UK DoC lists the applicable UK legislation and standards against which compliance has been assessed.

For products with no wireless interface, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) UK DoC covers the EMC, Low Voltage (Product Safety), ErP (Eco Design), and Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. For products with a wireless interface, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) UK DoC covers the Radio Equipment Law (which includes EMC and Product Safety), ErP (Eco-Design), and Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation.

CE certification

The EU DoC is a document that confirms a product’s conformance to the European Union’s CE Marking requirements. The EU DoC lists the applicable EU Directives and the standards applied for compliance. For products with no wireless features, a typical ITE (Information Technology Equipment) EU DoC covers the EMC Directive, Low Voltage Directive (Product Safety), ErP Directive (Energy Related Products/ErP), and Restricted Substances Directive (RoHS). For products with wireless features, compliance statements issued until June 12, 2017, cover the R&TTE Directive. Compliance statements issued on or after June 13, 2017, cover the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which came into force on that date.

China Compulsory Certification

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a mandatory compliance requirement for products in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). CCC, introduced in 2002, applies to products listed in CCC catalogs and is required for imported goods as well as Chinese products.

Products requiring certification may be manufactured, imported, sold, and/or used in business activities in PRC only after CCC has been obtained.

CCC covers the safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of the product, and key information such as the model name, manufacturing site, and dates of validity are listed in the certificate. The two most important elements of CCC are product testing (at a PRC laboratory) and factory audits (inspection of the product manufacturers by Chinese auditors). Once CCC is granted, it is valid for five years but must be maintained through annual follow-up audits.

FCC certification

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable across the United States. The FCC maintains jurisdiction over the areas of broadband access, fair competition, radio frequency use, media responsibility, public safety, and homeland security.

BIS certification

BIS Certification is provided in India by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body that has been successfully promoting and nurturing the standards movement within the country since 1947. BIS came into existence in 1987 through an Act of Parliament. BIS involves various activities like standards formulation, certification of products, hallmarking, testing and calibration scheme, and more. BIS Product Certification Scheme is one of the largest in the world, with over 26500 licensees covering more than 900 products. BIS Certification allows the licensees to use the popular ISI mark on their product, which is synonymous with quality products.

Korea Certification

The KC (Korea Certification) mark signifies compliance with Korea’s product safety requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and is issued by Korea-based certification bodies that have been approved by the Korea Standards Association. South Korea is one of the world’s leading markets for electrical and electronic equipment and devices. Products that do not have KC certification may be denied entry into the country, and manufacturers of non-certified products found on the market could be subject to penalties. Testing your products for compliance with KC certification requirements ensures legal market access to Korea, as well as acceptance by Korean electronic product buyers.

BSMI certification

All products listed are subject to inspection and must be granted a certificate of conformity before the sale on the Taiwanese market. The Chinese National Standards (CNS) enacted by Taiwan’s BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs specify products to be tested. Whether manufactured locally or imported, all products must adhere to applicable safety, EMC, and RoHS standards.

NOM certification

Official Mexican Standards or the Norma Official Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of standards and legal enforcement documents that regulate the products, processes, and services that could pose a safety or health risk for people, animals, plants, or the environment. Most products imported, stored, transported, commercialized, sold, or used within Mexico must comply with these official Mexican standards, regardless of if they have previously been certified to U.S., Canadian, or other international standards.

RCM certification

The Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is a trademark owned by the electrical regulator (Regulatory Authorities (RAs)) and Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA). The Australian Standard AS/NZS 4417.1 and AS/NZS 4417.2 Marking of electrical products to indicate compliance with regulations. For electrical safety, in-scope electrical equipment must not be sold unless the item is marked with the RCM in compliance with AS/NZS 4417.1 & 2 and the EESS.

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