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Accessible Products

CTL is committed to the design and manufacture of products and solutions that are compliant with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 requires that “Electronic and Information Technology” (EIT) products, procured or used by government agencies, allow access to Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities that is comparable to the access available to non-disabled individuals.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®)
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a tool used to document a product’s conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

The purpose of the VPAT is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features that support accessibility.

More information about CTL Product Accessibility is available [Here]

Conflict Minerals

Section 13(p) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 requires reporting regarding disclosure of registrant’s supply chain information regarding conflict minerals as follows: ‘Every registrant that files reports with the Commission under Sections 13(a) (15 U.S.C. 78m(a)) or 15(d) (15 U.S.C. 78o(d)) of the Exchange Act, having conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured or contracted by that registrant to be manufactured, shall file a report on Form SD within the period specified in that Form disclosing the information required by the applicable items of Form SD as specified in that Form (17 CFR 249b.400).’

Source: Cornell University Law School

While CTL is not a publicly traded company and is not required to file reports with the Commission under Sections 13(a) (15 U.S.C. 78m(a)) or 15(d) (15 U.S.C. 78o(d)) of the Exchange Act and is not required to file a report on Form SD, CTL is fully committed to striving to produce environmentally and socially responsible products.

CTL’s policies and procedures prohibit purchasing from any known conflict sources. Furthermore, CTL’s supplier code of conduct prohibits suppliers from purchasing from any known conflict sources.

Environmental Information

CTL is committed to producing environmentally responsible products. We believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but that it gives us a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

CTL’s Corporate Environmental Policy compels us consider End of life management during the product design stages. CTL products are designed with recyclability in mind, following EPEAT guidelines to be easily disassembled with commonly available tools and to have material type markings on all large plastic parts to enable easier sorting into plastic resin streams. Furthermore, CTL follows the WEEE Directive on the recycle or reuse of old equipment by offering customers take back and e-waste recycling processes to allow them to properly dispose of surplus and End-of-Life products. CTL ensures that all recycling and/or disposal is conducted in accordance all EPA guidelines, and U.S. environmental laws at all levels of government by utilizing R2 Certified Recyclers. As an added value, CTL is offering this end-of life take back service for qualified products.

CTL works with parts suppliers to reduce and eliminate the use of hazardous materials such as Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) to thresholds meeting and exceeding the European RoHS Directive standards. In order to demonstrate compliance, CTL requires both a declaration of compliance and either empirical or analytical test data demonstrating compliance prior to purchasing from these suppliers.

EPEAT: As one of the first companies to register products with EPEAT, CTL has a strong history of producing products that conform to stringent EPEAT environmental criteria. [See EPEAT Registered Manufacturers]

EnergyStar: CTL is deeply committed to providing products that meet and exceed Energy Star specifications and that hold EnergyStar certification. CTL has been and EnergyStar partner for both Displays and Computers since 2003. As the Energy Star program and requirements have evolved over time, CTL has worked hard to ensure that our products have evolved to continue to meet and exceed Energy Star standards. We look forward to continuing to produce Energy Star compliant products well into the future. [See EnergyStar Product List]

Equipment Recycling and Packaging Take Back: Public sector customers purchasing through the NASPO PC Contract can return equipment and/or packaging to CTL’s Beaverton, Oregon facility where CTL will provide recycling at no additional charge. More information is available [Here]

Take Back Services
CTL’s electronics disposition and disposal services include removal/recycling of qualified CTL electronics equipment, including rechargeable batteries and packing. CTL allows customers to optionally keep the hard drives associated with the system that is de-installed. Equipment and packing are cleansed and recycled/disposed of according to EPA standards. Visit http://ctl.info/electronics-take-back/ to learn more.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling
CTL offers stand-alone rechargeable no-cost rechargeable battery recycling services for customers in the US and Canada for all CTL products. CTL offers this service through a partnership with Call2Recycle. Call2Recycle has drop off locations within 10 miles of more than 87% of the US population. To find a location near you, visit https://www.call2recycle.org/locator.