WEEE & ROHS Initiatives
Conflict Minerals Policy & Disclosure
Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
At Trimble, we recognize the importance of minimizing the environmental impacts of our products. We endeavor to meet your needs, not only when you purchase and use our products, but also when you are ready to dispose of them. That is why Trimble is actively pursuing, and will continue to pursue, the expanded use of environmentally friendly materials in all its products, and why we have established a convenient and environmentally friendly recycling program.
Locations for recycling Trimble products are listed below. As Trimble makes additional recycling facilities available for your use, we will post their locations and contact information.
Recycling in Europe WEEE Return Instructions
- WEEE: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- ERFC: Trimble Europe B.V. European Regional Fulfillment Centre
Conditions of Return
The ERFC will recycle on behalf of Trimble Distributors, conforming to the European Union's WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, any WEEE supplied to the market by Trimble Inc. their partners and / or subsidiaries.
The cost of recycling WEEE is the responsibility of the ERFC.
Under Trimble's general policy the Customer (i.e, the Reseller, Distributor, or end user of the product) is responsible, in accordance with applicable terms set forth in the contract or other terms of sale between Trimble and the Customer, for all costs of transport associated with the return flow of WEEE to Trimble's Distribution Center. In the absence of such contract terms, Trimble is responsible for the return flow of WEEE to Trimble's Distribution Center.
Confirmation of receipt of the returned WEEE will not be provided by the ERFC.
Instructions for Return to ERFC
Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
The European Union has defined a group of ten compounds as restricted hazardous substances under its RoHS Directive. They are: mercury, cadmium, lead, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP),Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). Trimble products placed on the European market meet the requirements imposed by the RoHS Directive. Further, Trimble is working toward applying these same standards to all of its products wherever Trimble sells or distributes them.
Distributor WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Obligations
Distributors are to assume the obligations outlined by the European Directive 2002/96/EC for WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). The WEEE directive went into effect in 2004 with individual Member State completing the transposition of the directive into local law through 2006.
The purpose of this Directive is to:
- Prevent the waste associated with electrical and electronic equipment.
- Enable reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery to reduce the disposal of waste.
- Improve the environmental performance of everyone involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment.
The Distributors general obligations are as follows:
"Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Reseller acknowledges and agrees that Reseller qualifies as, and will be considered the "producer" of the Products within the meaning of any laws, regulations or other statutory schemes providing for the marking, collection, recycling, take-back and/or disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (collectively, "WEEE Regulations") in any jurisdiction whatsoever, (such as for example national laws implementing EC Directive 2002/96 on waste electrical and electronic equipment, as amended), so long as an exemption from compliance is not available. As such, Reseller assumes sole responsibility for complying with all applicable WEEE Regulations in connection with the Products it purchases and for all associated costs. Trimble agrees to cooperate with Reseller to provide information related to the Products to assist Reseller in complying with the WEEE Regulations."
Specific Distributors obligations include:
- Register and maintain registration within their respective jurisdiction as required
- Reporting to their respective jurisdictions at the prescribed intervals
- Provide WEEE report data to Trimble at http://support.trimble.com
- If you're experiencing problems with your logon attempt and/or need information on how to obtain a User Name and Password email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dealer WEEE Reporting Portal Instruction can be found at http://support.trimble.com under Training & Support link.
Germany Battery Legislation
Information regarding the German Battery Act (BattG)
Some Trimble products contain non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries. The crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries means that batteries may not be disposed as household waste. In case a battery would contain more than 0,0005% mercury (Hg), 0,002% cadmium (Cd) or 0,004% lead (Pb) (by weight), a chemical symbol (Hg, Cd, respectively Pb) will be displayed below the symbol.
- Non-rechargeable batteries and rechargeable batteries can’t be disposed of with household waste. Individuals having access to or owning these types of batteries are legally obliged to return and recycle used batteries and rechargeable batteries. This can be done free of charge at the retail store or at another certified collection point in the area.
- Batteries can contain substances that are hazardous to the environment and human health. Lithium batteries especially should be handled with special care. Separate collection and recycling of used batteries will help to reduce the negative impact of batteries on the environment and human health. We recommend trying to avoid generating battery waste as much as possible. Use batteries that are rechargeable and make sure that batteries and equipment containing batteries are always properly stored.
- As a user of batteries, please also consider options to arrange batteries for re-use whenever possible.
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Trimble is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values concerning human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published final regulations implementing the "conflict minerals" reporting obligations under section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Trimble is actively implementing the procedures, systems and reporting requirements necessary to comply with these regulations.
The Dodd-Frank Act requires that all publicly traded companies subject to SEC rules report annually on the presence of certain minerals, characterized as conflict minerals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, and demonstrate the proper level of due diligence in determining whether these minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") or an adjoining country or from scrap or recycled sources. The goal of the act is to cut direct and indirect funding of groups engaged in armed conflict and human rights abuses.
Trimble does not directly purchase any conflict materials. Tracing these materials back to their country of origin is a complex task that may require us to, among other things, survey suppliers in our supply chain to understand what programs they have in place for tracing the source of minerals supplied to us or used in products supplied to us and to ensure that reasonable due diligence has been performed. Trimble uses and requires its suppliers to use the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)/GeSI Conflict Minerals Standard Reporting Template Tool as part of the due diligence procedures used to determine the source and chain of custody of the conflict minerals in the assemblies, parts or components they supply to us.
Trimble fully understands the importance of this issue and we will take the proper steps to ensure our continued compliance with the reporting obligations imposed by the SEC.
For more information about Conflict Minerals please visit Trimble's Resource Page.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure