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SUSTAINABILITY
AT ELEMENT

“Element Electronics is proud of the progress made to reduce our carbon footprint, support green energy, and promote responsible recycling of electronic devices. We continuously strive to improve our sustainable business practices not because it is expected, but because we understand the impact our actions have on our future consumers, customers, communities, and environment.”

- Vlad Kazhdan, President, Element Electronics

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AFFILIATE MEMBER
OF THE RESPONSIBLE
BUSINESS ALLIANCE

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

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RENEWABLE
ELECTRICITY

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Element purchased Green-e® certified renewable energy certificates exceeding the amount of electricity used in our South Carolina factory, surpassing our goal of >95% renewable electricity in our US operations.

RECYCLED
PACKAGING MATERIALS

Packaging used for our products included almost 6,300 tons of post-consumer recycled materials, reducing CO2e emissions by the equivalent of 62 homes’ electricity use for one year.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

We installed energy efficient equipment and lighting at our South Carolina factory and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 281 MT CO2e — equal to driving 61 passenger cars for a year.

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ENERGY STAR® APPLIANCES

ENERGY STAR certified appliances joined the Element product lineup in 2020. Those with new Element appliances reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8,600 MT CO2e over the product lifetime*

equal to CO2 emissions from

gallons of gasoline

*Compared to appliances at ENERGY STAR threshold levels

WHAT IS MT CO2e?

MT CO2e stands for Metric Ton(s) of Carbon Dioxide equivalent. It describes different greenhouse gases using a common unit. Carbon dioxide equivalent represents the amount of CO2 that would have an equivalent global warming impact as compared to another greenhouse gas. This allows us to track the difference we are making in lessening our greenhouse gas emissions with one common unit of measurement.

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WHERE CAN I
RECYCLE MY
ELECTRONICS?

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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.

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.

GHG equivalencies calculated using the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator at https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator#results