Product Safety & Design Innovation
Imation's Environmental Health and Safety, Product Development and Sourcing departments work together to ensure that all Imation products and materials meet the national and international regulatory standards for safety, health, and environment. Imation product development processes include regulatory review to ensure products and materials do not create risk to the health and safety of our customers, employees or the general public. Regulatory changes are tracked to keep Imation ahead of the regulatory curve.
Product Design Innovation
Imation is dedicated to applying and sharing our spirit of innovation around the world through outstanding environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. Imation’s innovative product designs minimize environmental impact and conserve natural resources.
Magnetic Tape and Energy Savings
Magnetic tape drives use very little power when not reading or writing cartridges. Also, the cartridges require no power at all when residing in library. This is an energy savings advantage over disk drives, which continue to spin and need to be powered and cooled, whether the drive is in use or not.
Imation views product packaging as an opportunity to conserve resources, and is an active promoter of product and packaging recycling.
“Using minimal packaging and avoiding non eco-friendly materials have always been practiced by Imation’s packaging engineers. In recent years, the attention given by customers and the general public has increased focus of this practice. Today, at the request of our customers we are reporting more packaging related data, which requires extra analysis and documentation to assure the package design and choice of materials are eco-friendly without sacrificing packaging performance and adding cost.” –Jason Martin, Packaging Engineer