In an age of global warming and mounting environmental problems, companies must also assume responsibility for the earth as a whole. We design our products, services and processes to be environmentally compatible. Wherever we operate, we take environmental requirements into account and treat natural resources responsibly.
Environmental Management ISO 14001:2004
We have been working with an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system since 2004. At Kärcher Futuretech, CO2 reduction and recycling are not just empty promises, but a commitment. Clear rules for waste separation and waste reduction wherever possible and exclusive use of materials that do not harm the environment are just some of our self-imposed requirements.
Further environmental goals are to reduce the quantity of raw materials and energy required both for making our products and in our daily work. These goals are also consistently required and implemented in the company. We regularly monitor and optimise our activities in the field of environmental protection and conservation of natural resources.
REACH is the European Regulation No. 1907/2006 for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals, with the aim of improving the control of hazardous chemicals to protect human health and the environment.
We are observing the development of the information obligation under Section 33 very closely. As soon as the first candidate list was published on 28 October 2008 we contacted our suppliers in order to obtain the information required. We are reacting to amendments of the candidate list immediately.
According to the information available to us, almost all Kärcher products contain components in which lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is used as an alloying element, e.g. in brass, in concentrations greater than 0.1%. If used in accordance with the designated use, no danger to health or the environment emanates from these substances. The use of these substances is in accordance with applicable provisions of statute. Safety instructions are not required.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Information on the disposal of old electrical appliances
Environmentally sound products, services and processes are embedded in our corporate mission statement. Therefore, we also meet the requirements of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in Germany and notify you as our customer of the following.
Old electrical appliances shall not be disposed of with household waste. Please remove batteries and accumulators as far as possible and dispose of them as described under "Information on Battery Law". For devices with data storage, you are required to delete personal data.
Please note that commercially used electrical and electronic equipment (B2B), shall not be disposed of via municipal collection schemes. We will be pleased to inform you about suitable disposal options.
The garbage bin symbol means: Old electrical appliances shall not be disposed of with household waste. Old equipment may contain harmful substances that can harm the environment and health. Old appliances are recycled, they contain important raw materials.