Plantronics Gets Greener with New Power Supply

Plantronics has announced that the company has developed a new power supply for the award-winning Plantronics CS60 headset reducing energy usage, costs and CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent. The energy-saving product is another initiative from the California-headquartered company towards promoting environmental and social responsibility, a concern that’s rooted in the company’s corporate philosophy.

In addition to developing and manufacturing products that are environmentally friendly throughout their entire lifecycle, Plantronics was one of the first companies to achieve full RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Requirements) compliance for products shipped to the European Union and was at the forefront in compliance with Europe’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. The company’s latest green innovation, the CS60 power supply, enables those using the CS60 wireless office headset to be as green as possible.

“We at Plantronics have a long-standing dedication to environmental and social responsibility and have worked to embed these values in our culture, global operations and business relationships across the board,” said Philip Vanhoutte, EMEA Managing Director of Plantronics. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to conserve energy, costs and emissions and are thrilled to introduce the new CS60 switched mode power supply, which achieves all of the above.”

Over the past two years, Plantronics has made significant strides toward making their global facilities more green, including a solar implementation at the company’s headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA that creates 200 kilowatts of solar energy annually, which reduces CO2 emissions by 210,800 kilos – essentially offsetting the carbon emissions of 40 cars. Awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for environmental sustainability, the Plantronics operations in Suzhou, China is the only manufacturing facility in the country to achieve LEED certification.