Environmental Leadership

Keeping it clean. Keeping it green.

Christie® meets or exceeds applicable laws, regulations and organizational objectives. As an industry leader, we are committed to our environmental management system and to preventing pollution.

We understand that we’re responsible for controlling our affect on the environment, and we’re fully committed to environmentally-friendly solutions.

We have put into practice an Environment Program that identifies areas where we can preserve our natural environment, conserve resources and reduce waste. Christie takes energy and the environment into account when we’re developing products. Our goal is that all components in future products will be recyclable.

Christie’s Environmental Management System (EMS)

In 2007, Christie’s manufacturing facilities in Canada (Kitchener, Ontario) and the United States (Cypress, California) became ISO 14001 certified.

ISO 14001 provides a framework to establish and maintain an Environmental Management System (EMS) within an organization.

Important elements of an EMS include:

  • setting specific environmental goals that are monitored to ensure continual improvement
  • compliance to applicable laws and regulations
  • a commitment to preventing pollution
  • identifying products, services and activities that might have an environmental impact and,
  • implementing appropriate controls for them.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances compliance

All Christie products conform to the European Union (EU) Directive 202/95/EC Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

By following Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) guidelines, we ensure that hazardous materials are not in our products and that they are RoHS compliant.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive recycling

We work with qualified electronic recycling centers across Europe, in compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive). This means our customers there can dispose of projectors in an environmentally-conscious manner. We’re looking for a similar program in North America.

Projection technology

We introduced a true, stand-by mode in our new digital cinema projectors to reduce power consumption.

Christie has achieved the highest lumen-per-watt output efficiency for the 3-chip DLP® projector in the 5,000 – 12,000 lumens range, using mercury and Xenon lamps, and in the 12,000 – 30,000 lumens range, using Xenon-based lamps.

The Christie Matrix StIM™ offers a unique, lamp-less illumination system for high-performance, arrayed simulation displays. This product has no lamps to replace or dispose of, conserving resources, technician time, labor and other costs needed for proper disposal and maintenance. Very low power consumption directly translates to lower operating heat, lower cooling requirements and cost savings in electricity. The Christie Matrix StIM is a nearly maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly simulation system.

The Christie M Series is a flexible and efficient line of 3-chip DLP® projectors. Ranging from 2,500 ANSI lumens (single lamp, 200W) to 9,500 ANSI lumens (dual lamp, 350W) each M Series projector operates at 120V – producing more lumens while using less power. These projectors employ feedback systems that save energy by determining the number of lamps and the power level needed to adjust the fan speed and cool the system. The automatic shut-off feature senses when the projector is not in use and powers down the unit to stand-by mode.
Within the M Series projector lineup, 90 percent of the components and parts are recyclable. As well, the skins and plastics used throughout the system are stickered and identified with the appropriate material identifiers and recycling codes.

Operational improvements

In 2007, Christie USA implemented reduced work weeks (nine days/eighty hours and four ten hour days). Christie Canada also compressed the manufacturing facility work week to four days with 10-hour shifts. Fewer travel days to and from work has reduced employee computes by approximately 375,000 kms.

In 2007, Christie (Canada and USA) reduced paper usage by at least 50 percent. We did this simply by changing the default settings on our copiers and printers to print on both sides of the paper.

All promotional materials are produced on recycled paper stock and we reduced the quantities that we bring to tradeshows. Our primary print supplier is Forest Stewardship Council certified - an international certification and labeling system that guarantees the forest products we purchase come from responsibly-managed forests and verified recycled sources.

In 2008, Christie Canada implemented a very successful car pooling program that encourages employees to use an alternate means of transportation to and from work. Christie designated parking spots for car poolers that are conveniently located close to the entrance of the building and more bike racks were added.