Vanguard takes its responsibility for the environment seriously. Vanguard products are RoHs compliant, and its manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001-certified – the result of proactive planned and maintained environmental management systems, demonstrated conformance to set policies and the meeting and exceeding of environmental laws and regulations. Vanguard is audited annually to verify conformance to the strict Environmental Management Systems program for renewed certification. As part of our product development process, VANGUARD evaluates environmental impacts. Suppliers are reviewed and evaluated for their environmentally-responsible practices, as much as possible. On an ongoing basis, Vanguard sets goals for growing our short and long-term green efforts.