Key components within each NEC system are evaluated early in each phase of development to ensure that faulty parts are not used. In particular, parts are assessed for reliability, system connectivity, and risk analysis based on previous cases. Unit checks include marginal and static electricity testing, as well as confirming the connectivity of all optical products.
Finally, quality checking the system includes running a fully configured system under maximum load; testing with the users' configuration; para-failure testing; configuration testing for software certifications; and validation of operability in users' environments. To continually improve NEC solutions, results for each product development are tracked to support and provide information for future projects.
Published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization), the ISO 9000 family of standards relates to quality management systems that help companies better meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders. NEC has earned the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management System certifications, as well as the TUV Standard certification.
Environmentally-friendly Corporate Activity
As part of the ISO 14000 certification, NEC took active steps to meet environmental management standards intended to maintain and improve the state of environmental resources affected by people. Similar to ISO 9000 quality management, ISO 14000 addresses the process of producing a product. In addition to complying with environmental regulations, NEC evaluated its operations to minimize the environmental impact.
UN Global Compact
Since 2005, NEC was accepted into the United Nations Global Compact. This strategic policy initiative was designed for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. With over 8,700 corporate participants and stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
The Global Compact provides a collaborative forum for fundamental challenges facing both business and society. The initiative combines the moral authority and convening power of the UN; the solution-finding strength of the private sector; and the expertise and capabilities of key stakeholders.