Reducing Our Footprint While Growing
Ergotron has always made product durability and adaptability a priority. This translates to long-term use (not disposal) of our products. Today, the same dedication to quality allows our company to reduce its environmental footprint, even while we grow, by using our characteristic innovation and state of the art management practices to find efficiencies wherever possible.
Healthy Products in Every Way
Ergotron’s mission is to improve the wellness of customers through human-centered design. This concern for health extends to creating environmentally responsible products.
What Makes Ergotron Green?
- Stringent Product Safety
- Products comply with all international environmental regulations related to design, manufacture and packaging
- Example: Full RoHS compliance, eliminating any lead, cadmium and other toxic substances from the production stream
- Aggressive Reclamation & Recycling
- All scrap products are disassembled and facility trash is sorted for the most efficient recycling possible
- Result: Roughly 90% of all potential waste by weight avoids being shipped to landfills
- ISO 14001:2004 Certified
- Demonstrated commitment to best-practice procedures in environmental management of facilities worldwide
- Implementation: Quality control systems in place to continually improve efficiency and reduce waste
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Our mounts are built to last so you won’t need to replace them anytime soon. Extremely durable, they undergo performance tests establishing the benchmark and exceeding the industry’s most rigid testing expectations—unlike competitive offerings, you can expect a product like the LX Arm to perform with the same ease and dependability in its 10,000th motion adjustment as in its first. Further, our products’ open-architecture design and adaptability mean that they will continue to be useful when new personnel use a workstation, or your computer hardware is upgraded, or you reconfigure a work space.
Ergotron offers product recycling services (available in North America only), which can reduce the headache and costs associated with disposal of items like powered computer carts or large wall-mount installations. Be confident that everything within the product has been recycled or disposed of properly. Doing so helps your company comply with the ISO environmental standards.
The key to creating efficient work areas is maximized space utilization while improving user interaction with equipment. In terms of Sustainable Building, our products are compliant with certification criteria. Our highly adaptable and space-saving products can help gain LEED-CI, -NC and -EB credits as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council, or earn Green Star points as defined by the Green Building Council Australia through the implementation of a comprehensive ergonomics program.
Environmental Compliance Index for Ergotron Products
| ||Regulation ||Ergotron Performance |
|Restricted Materials ||EU RoHS (2011/65/EU) directive restricting use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE: Learn more ||100% compliance |
|Sustainable Building ||Green Star guideline from Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) for adoption of sustainable building practices: Learn more PDF ||Eligible product line compliant with GBCA criteria |
|Batteries ||EU Battery (2006/66/EC) directive restricting mercury and cadmium in batteries and specifying labeling and recycling requirements: Learn more ||100% compliance |
|Electronic Equipment ||EU WEEE (2002/96/EC) directive requiring management of collection and handling (including recycling) of electrical products: Learn more ||100% compliance |
|Packaging ||EU (94/62/EC) directive on reduction of Packaging and Packaging Waste: Learn more ||100% compliance |
|Recycling ||Company initiative related to manufacturing and waste management: Learn more ||~90% of potential waste recycled |