Our planet is faced with diverse environmental challenges: climate change in relation to energy efficiency and carbon footprint, raw material depletion in relation to material consumption and recycling, biodiversity and the safety of people and environment in relation to hazardous substances and wastes…
Faced with these challenges, numerous initiatives are in progress to set up rules or standards at national and international levels. In the electrical industry in particular, measures are being taken to address hazardous substances, energy efficiency, recycling and waste. In this way, the national and international committees try to protect the planet's environment by enforcing regulations that require eco-designed products, waste management and restrict the use of certain harmful substances and chemicals.Green Premium eco-mark to overcome environmental challenges
With Green Premium – Schneider Electric’s own unique eco-mark – APC by Schneider Electric undertakes to disclose extensive and reliable information about the environmental impacts of our products. It allows our customers to confirm the compliance status of our products and incorporate our products effectively into their environmental policies. With the Green Premium eco-mark, Schneider Electric provides a tool to help customers calculate their carbon footprint, anticipate and ensure full regulatory compliance concerning substances and chemicals, deliver all appropriate information to develop the eco-design of the solution and reduce the end of life costs by optimising the recyclability of products.
APC by Schneider Electric defines a Green Premium product when the following is available:
- An environmental declaration (PEP - Product Environmental Profile);
- An End-of-Life Instruction (EoLI);
- The content of substances of concern as specified in the European REACH Regulation;
- The declaration that no lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) is present above the thresholds specified by the European RoHS directive.
- The declaration that no lead, cadmium or mercury is present above the thresholds specified by the European Battery directive.
85% of APC by Schneider Electric products’ revenues achieved with Green Premium products today. As a unique eco-mark with defined and clear criteria, all the environmental information is available online and assessed according to international standards.
The Green Premium eco-mark should be a key indicator for the greenest way to simplify business processes, supporting environmental policies and reducing the carbon footprint. Helping make the earth greener and finding information on the product’s environmental impact with just one click: all this is possible with Green Premium.
Green Premium documents are available on the product pages or through the Check a Product Tool.
Check the Green Premium Status of APC Products
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