Sustainable tin production protects the environment
The issue of environmental protection is becoming increasingly important in society. Consumers no longer only pay attention to price, but also to how and where products are made. This trend is not only causing a realignment of values in our society, it is also changing entrepreneurial thinking and action – not least in the German electronics industry.
With Fairtin, Stannol was the first solder manufacturer to develop a series of fair solders and solder wires for industrial production. This enables our customers to take a step further towards sustainable and ecological manufacturing.
FAIR TO THE ENVIRONMENT
FAIR TO THE EMPLOYEES
FAIR THROUGH TRANSPARENCY
In the past, the only criteria that counted when purchasing tin were quality, price and delivery time. However, due to the strong demand for raw materials, working and living conditions in the mining areas are largely inhumane. The environment also suffers greatly from the uncontrolled and partly illegal extraction of raw materials.
Back in 2014, in cooperation with the association Fairlötet e. V., we introduced a solder wire to the market that was produced without exploiting people and destroying the environment in emerging countries. After the great success of this product, we went one step further in 2016 and launched the Fairtin label – the forerunner of our greenconnect series. For Fairtin products (solder wires, solder pastes and solder bars), we only use tin from suppliers that are particularly respectful of the environment and comply with internationally applicable human rights and labour protection laws.
What is Fairtin?
Our Fairtin products use primary tin from a guaranteed sustainable supply chain and from audited producers in emerging countries. Alternatively, solders made from high-purity secondary raw materials sourced from European production are used.
For Fairtin products, tin is sourced from producers that
- pay attention to the protection of the environment,
- respect international and national rights,
- fulfil their social responsibility for employees and local people – for example, by ensuring fair wages and adequate occupational health and safety measures,
- work against child labour, and
- act transparently.
Stannol continuously works with suppliers, monitors compliance and develops the products further.
No need for re-qualification
The high quality standards of our own products ensure that all Fairtin materials can be used in the respective manufacturing process without the need for expensive requalification. This enables our customers to provide transparent information about the solder material used.
Currently, there is no certified sustainable tin production. With Fairtin, you receive the fairest industrially available tin and help to further promote sustainable development. As proof of their commitment, our customers receive a personalised, batch-related certificate.
We are happy to support you
If you need further advice on any of our Fairtin products, please feel free to contact us.
STANNOL MAIN CATALOGUE
You can find more information on the respective topic and an overview of our product range in our main catalogue.