Products Framework Directive 2005/32/EC; Stand-by and off mode power 1275/2008; External Power Supply Units 278/2009; Simple Set Top Boxes 107/2009; Tertiary Lighting 245/2009; General Lighting 244/2009

ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391) declares that the company's products that are shipped to and sold on the European market after 1st January 2010 will be compliant with the European Union's EuP Directive (2005/32/EC) requirements. ZyXEL once again meets the international standards in environment protection, and the move also reaffirms ZyXEL's commitment to being a responsible manufacturer.

Aiming to reduce environmental burden and improve environmental performance, the Energy Using Products (EuP) Directives adopted by European Parliament and the Council established a framework for eco-design requirements that administrating energy-using products. ZyXEL's EuP compliant products will meet with the energy and resource consumption standards to follow the objective of the EuP Directives: Improve energy efficiency throughout the product's lifecycle from mining of the raw materials to its end-of-life recycling.

With commitments to the environment, ZyXEL will work continuously on improving the environmental performance of its products and take every effort a step further by actively decreasing greenhouse gas emissions to underline its role as a responsible global corporate citizen.