Working together for a greener future
Elonex has a policy of co-operating wherever possible with statutory and non-statutory bodies to protect our environment. The company's Quality Control Manager is responsible for implementing policies that improve quality and efficiency for the benefit of the company, its staff, customers and the environment. Our Quality Control Manager also assess the effects on the environment of company procedures and projects, making recommendations on improvements where feasible, and encouraging staff and suppliers to protect the natural environment in accordance with company policy.
Product Quality Assurance
Electronic products are manufactured to order by highly qualified staff ensuring a high standard of flexibility, quality control and efficiency. Pre-purchase evaluations are made on third party components and these products are strictly sourced from reputable manufacturers that consistently produce high quality, reliable products. The finished product undergoes intense quality assurance checks to ensure safety, performance and the correct fulfilment customer orders.
Independent laboratories have been used to ensure that Elonex systems are tested to confirm compliance The ‘CE’ mark used in the European Community to signify that the marked product conforms to EC Directives.
The EU Directive on "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment" (WEEE) has come into effect across Europe. The WEEE Directive will require separately collected waste electronics to be recycled and material recovered in line with the product category targets. The major responsibility for recycling obligations are on manufacturers, national sales offices and importers, termed as 'Producers'. Elonex recognise the importance of this new legislation and has added the Wheelie Bin symbol to its products in accordance with the WEEE Directive. The use of the symbol is only valid in European Union member states and indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
If you have an Elonex product thats come to 'End of Life' and you wish to return it to Elonex for correct disposal, please call 0871 222 3456 or eMail email@example.com for further details.
New EU legislation on the make-up and recycling of electrical products has forced the technology industry to move environmental issues to the very top of its agenda. Various legislation and directives are currently being implemented across EU member countries with the aim of reducing the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment and chemicals that go into land fill sites. As part of this activity, a major piece of legislation came into effect on 1st July 2006 known as the EU Directive on "Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment" (RoHS).
This Directive states that after July 1, 2006, most new electrical and electronic equipment cannot be sold in the EU if it contains any of the following substances (above specific concentrations (w/w)) at homogeneous material level: - Lead (0.1%) - Mercury (0.1%) - Cadmium (0.01%) - Hexavalent Chromium (0.1%) - Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%) - Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%) Each EU member state is required to implement local legislation to enforce the EU RoHS Directive.
Used batteries should not be treated as household waste and should be collected separately. By ensuring correct disposal of your batteries, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of batteries. For more detailed information about the collection and recycling programmes available in your country, please contact your local city office or the shop where you purchased the product.
ENVIRONMENTAL CARE POLICY
The Directors, Management and employees of Elonex are committed to limit any adverse impact on the environment of our business operations.
This means that:
.: Elonex will work with our customers, suppliers and strategic partners to reduce any adverse environmental impacts.
.: Elonex will adhere to relevant environmental legislation e.g. The Packaging Waste (Producer Responsibility) Regulations, the WEEE and RoHS Directives etc.
.: Where possible Elonex will palletise product deliveries to minimise the impact of transportation.
.: Elonex will ensure that the latest energy efficient technologies are utilised in the design of our products.
.: Elonex product packaging is where possible recycleable and includes recycling information symbols to assist in end of life disposal or recycling.
.: Computer networks and telephone voice mail are fully implemented at all Elonex sites in order to reduce reliance on paper.