Sustainability
Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

Element purchases renewable energy to match 2020 consumption

Element is excited to announce that we have completed a purchase of enough renewable energy to match the electricity consumed by our US operations in 2020.

One hundred percent renewable purchasing means Element will buy the same amount of megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy in renewable energy certificates (RECs) as the amount of MWh of electricity that we consume in our US operations. These RECs are from a Green-e certified solar project located in South Carolina, the same location as our factory.  Element is proud to support local renewables by purchasing RECs from a South Carolina solar project.  In addition to providing clean, zero-emissions energy that protects the environment, solar projects also support local economic growth.

 

Element is an Affiliate Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

We are committed to and fully support the vision and goals of the RBA. 

Vision

Element is a proud member of the RBA, a coalition of companies driving sustainable value for workers, the environment, and businesses throughout the global supply chain. 

Mission

Element supports RBA's mission of collaborating to improve working and environmental conditions and business performance through leading standards and practices. 

Element commits to progressively aligning its own operations with the provisions of the RBA Code of Conduct and supporting and encouraging its own first-tier suppliers to do the same. In addition, Element will seek to adopt and incorporate the RBA approach and tools into its own operations in the spirit of the coalition's goals. 

 

Element is dedicated to making the future brighter and works to implement sustainable practices into our business.

Along with working in partnership with local governments to support recycling in many states, we’ve been incorporating sustainability practices in our factory and offices.

To aid in the safe disposal of televisions and monitors, we are proud to offer free mail-in and drop off options for our customers in the following states:

Connecticut

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

New Jersey*

New York

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington D.C.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

For more information about our recycling programs in these states, please visit http://www.thinkdynamic.com/mailback.

*New Jersey Residents: Element utilizes the ERI collection network in the State of New Jersey. For New Jersey Consumers who are not physically able to travel to a collection site without assistance and not physically able to lift and move heavy (50 pounds in weight or heavier) or unwieldy covered electronic devices, Element provides pick-up service at no cost. Please call ERI at 800-572-5300. Consumers can also find additional information by visiting the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection’s website.

**As part of Virginia’s Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, manufacturers are required to post annual recycling performance and compliance assurance reports on their websites. Element’s annual report is provided in the link.

For a full list of laws, regulations, and programs covering electronic recycling, go to http://www.recyclenation.com/state-guidelines/.

Element also supports e-waste recycling in California; please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov or call CalRecycle at 1-916-341-6269 to learn more.

For all in-warranty recycling questions and concerns, please reach out to the Element Customer Support team. We’ll be happy to help you with this process.

Element has a unique partnership with the UBREAKIFIX program providing an option for customers with a damaged or non-working product to bring into a UBREAKIFIX location for repair. This partnership reduces shipping and, in turn, reduces the product’s carbon footprint.

Element recommends responsible battery handling when your batteries have reached the end of their useful life. Please properly dispose of your batteries in a manner consistent with your community’s laws and waste management requirements. You can visit http://www.call2recycle.org/ to find your local regulations, as well as drop-off locations.