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Environment
Kramer is committed to the continuous reduction and prevention of industrial waste and other forms of pollution

Environment


As a successful global company, we recognize the responsibility we have to minimize our environmental impact on the planet. Kramer is committed to the continuous reduction and prevention of industrial waste and other forms of pollution. We remain in strict compliance with local laws and requirements around the world as well as internationally recognized guidelines; and we are constantly examining ways to implement greener business practices.

Kramer strictly adheres to ISO 14001 which outlines requirements for an environmental management system to promote sustainability. Kramer is audited and certified by a third party for compliance.

Kramer’s environmental policies are based on European Union environmental directives such as WEEE / RoHS, REACH, Batteries Recycling, and Packaging Recycling. These directives lay down rules on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and their proper reuse or recycle.

WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Kramer manages a due diligence program with its suppliers across its supply chain, making sure every material, component and assembly part comply with the RoHS, REACH and other EU directives.

In certain EU countries where Kramer is represented directly by its offices, the company has taken it upon itself to supply recycling services to its customers as directed by law.

Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, when customers buy new electrical and electronic equipment from Kramer, they are entitled to:

  • Send old equipment for recycling on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis (this varies depending on the country)
  • Send new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste

If you are a Kramer customer or recycler/treatment facility, follow the link below for instructions on disassembly information.

Are you a customer wanting to know about the recycling of a Kramer Electronics product?

Are you a recycler / treatment facility wanting information on how to disassemble and recycle a Kramer Electronics product?

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)

Kramer complies with the European Union regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals). This regulation is aimed at ensuring a high level of protection of human health and the environment against risks from chemicals while enhancing competitiveness and innovation.

Most of the provisions in REACH concern chemicals, manufacturers and importers of chemicals. However, a few provisions directly affect “downstream users” and more specifically, producers of articles such as Kramer for whom chemicals are not the main aspect of business. A producer of articles is defined as an organization that incorporates substances or mixtures into or onto materials to form an article.

As a supplier of articles, Kramer is obligated to communicate to its customers and partners on its use of certain chemicals in articles that are on the Candidate List. This list is characterized as “substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment and, therefore, the risks resulting from their use must be properly controlled and the substances progressively replaced when possible.” (European Chemicals Agency [ECHA])

Kramer implements an information system across its supply chain to gather and disclose information as required by RoHS, REACH and other EU directives or laws.

REACH statement