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Product Environmental Compliance

Global and local regulations restrict or require reporting on several substances considered hazardous to human life as well as the environment. Trimble mandates that suppliers providing product parts, components or materials must meet the requirements stated in the Trimble Substance Restriction Specification. These substances must not be present in parts and materials that are selected during the product design phase.

Trimble is committed to comply with applicable substance restrictions under regulations such as the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006). Through rigorous supplier as well as internal stakeholder engagement, we are progressing towards the goal of having complete material content data for all relevant parts by collecting Full Material Declarations (FMDs) from suppliers. This data is stored in a dedicated database and allows for assessment of the impact of changes in regulatory substance restrictions such as for REACH updates as well as satisfy notification obligations such as SCIP database.

Responsible Product Life Cycle

RoHS: Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Trimble has established policies for compliance with the EU RoHS - European Directive 2011/65/EU including Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015, amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU. The ten Hazardous Substances are: Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB (Polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers), Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 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 its products wherever Trimble sells or distributes them.

Trimble works closely with our supply chain to verify and document our product compliance. Trimble’s suppliers and manufacturing partners are required to provide substance disclosure on parts and materials supplied to Trimble. Substance disclosure information is used to ensure that Trimble products are compliant with global and regional environmental compliance regulations.

REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals

Trimble has established policies for compliance with EU REACH - EC No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament that became effective in all countries of the European Union as of June 1, 2007.

SCIP database: Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products)

SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD). Trimble has established policies for compliance with the SCIP notification requirements as applicable to provide the required information to ECHA through their SCIP database tool.

Packaging and Packaging Waste

Packaging materials used for Trimble parts and assemblies must comply with global and local environmental regulations. Trimble is actively looking at minimizing packaging waste and its effect on the environment and requires suppliers to provide packaging materials that incorporate considerations of environmental impacts of discarded packing materials.

Product quality and safety

Trimble maintains a registered quality management system which is regularly audited for compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

>> ISO certificate

Raw materials

Trimble is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values concerning human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.

>> Conflict Minerals Policy

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Initiatives

At Trimble, we strive to minimize the environmental impacts of our products from production to disposal. That is why Trimble is actively pursuing 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 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

EU WEEE Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC), effective February 2003, mandated the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment through collection methods where WEEE can be returned free of charge. WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU introduced scope changes effective August 15, 2018, by bringing all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in scope, unless explicitly excluded.

The ERFC Netherlands 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.

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.

The cost of recycling WEEE is the responsibility of the ERFC. Confirmation of receipt of the returned WEEE will not be provided by the ERFC.

Instructions for Return to ERFC

  • WEEE is to be shipped to the ERFC, clearly stating WEEE on the delivery note and / or packaging

  • Specific product number and serial number information is not required

  • Additional return authorization from Trimble Support is not required

  • Delivery Address:

Trimble Europe B.V

Industrieweg 187A

5683 CC, Best


  • UK registration number for UK Distributors - WEE/BE1583SS/PRO

Distributor WEEE obligations

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.

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 of 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 cannot 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.