Sustainability Suppliers - Brother
Company certifications and sustainability labels (ISO, CEMARS, CarbonZero, etc.)
Environmental Choice New Zealand (EC-24-17 Copying Machines, Printers, Fax Machines and Multi Functional Devices) for selected models
Energy Star for selected models.
Silver sponsor of Sustainable Coastlines (http://sustainablecoastlines.org/). NZ charity that helps look after our coastlines & waterways. They coordinate and support large-scale coastal clean-up events, educational programmes, public awareness campaigns and riparian planting projects.
Major partner of Pacific Cooperation Foundation (https://pcf.org.nz/). PCF is an independent partnership between public and private sectors in New Zealand and other Pacific Island countries. Brother is a long standing partner since its establishment in 2003.
Support Cancer Society Relay for Life Operation Christmas Child.
Ethical and green procurement and supply chain related certifications / credentials
Brother Group restricts the inclusion of certain chemical substances in all goods which are supplied to the Brother Group. Specifically, chemical substances/substance groups the use of which is restricted globally in accordance with laws and regulations, etc. are specified as "RoHS" and "Prohibited substances excluding RoHS," and are designated as "prohibited chemical substances (Level A)." Meanwhile, chemical substances/substance groups included in the Candidate List of "Substances of Very High Concern" (SVHC) according to EU REACH regulation (REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006) are classified as "SVHC," while some chemical substances/substance groups published in the "Joint Industry Guide " (JIG-101) are categorised as "Controlled substances excluding SVHC." "SVHC" and "Controlled substances excluding SVHC" are designated as "controlled chemical substances (Level B)." When "controlled chemical substances (Level B)" are intentionally included, suppliers are required to identify and report the content (density) because these substances will be subject to restrictions in the future. To help build a sustainable society, suppliers are encouraged to actively work on the conservation of biological diversity and formulate plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Production related certifications and credentials, including eco-design
RoHS Directive compliance (all Brother products).
RoHS is short for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances." This EU directive (enforced in 2006) prohibits the use of harmful substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)) in principle.
EU REACH regulation compliance (all Brother products).
REACH is short for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals." This regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals in Europe (enforced in 2007) aims to protect human health and the environment.