Environment and Sustainability
The Blue Angel eco-label for computer input devices
Consistent protection of our living environment is a declared goal of CHERRY and an integral part of our corporate policy. Environmentally compatible procurement, environmentally compatible and energy-efficient production, and almost complete recycling of our products at the end of their life cycle: environmental protection is a green thread running through all business areas of our company. CHERRY was the first keyboard manufacturer to receive the "Blue Angel" eco-label back in 1994. We want to continue to receive this oldest environmental award in the world for our products.
What does the Blue Angel seal mean?
The Blue Angel is the German government's certificate for particularly environmentally friendly products and services. The eco-label has been around for more than 40 years - now for many different product areas, including keyboards, for example. When making a purchase decision, the Blue Angel can be of particular importance. The seal of quality guarantees that the products meet high standards in terms of environmental, health, and usage properties. This means that products awarded the Blue Angel are more environmentally friendly than comparable conventional products.
Criteria for the Blue Angel certificate
The Blue Angel logo serves as a guide for sustainable purchasing. Therefore, the award of the label requires demanding standards for environmentally friendly products. The essential criteria for awarding the Blue Angel eco-label to CHERRY keyboards are:
- Durability and repairability of the product
- Construction structure and connection technology of the product
- Recyclable construction
- Choice of materials and labeling
- Ergonomic properties of the keyboard and noise emission
CHERRY products with the Blue Angel award
Various CHERRY products have been awarded the Blue Angel for many years. Consideration of environmentally compatible material selection begins as early as the initial concepts for new products - in compliance with the international REACH and RoHS requirements. This also takes into account the avoidance of so-called "conflict minerals" and optimized transport routes in the supply chain. The detailed designs of our Blue Angel products are geared towards energy-efficient production and an almost complete recycling concept. Thanks to competent disposal partners, this also includes the recycling of outdated production facilities: "Scrapping" becomes "Dismantling and Reusing." Efficient. Environmentally friendly. Cost-optimized.
Blue Angel products offer the following advantages for the environment:
- Low energy consumption
- Recyclable construction