What is the WEEE directive?
Once they reach their end of life, electrical products become waste electrical and electronic equipment, or WEEE, that can have an impact on the environment, while having also a high recycling potential.
The WEEE 2012/19/EU directive makes manufacturers and other economic operators (importers, distributors, end users, etc.) responsible for the future of end-of-life equipment. Batteries should also be collected under this directive then be treated according to European batteries directives 2006/66/CE.
As part of its voluntary adherence to the United Nations Global Compact and its Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, Socomec is dedicated to minimizing its impact on the environment. Within the framework of the WEEE 2012/19/EU directive, the Socomec Group has taken steps to implement this directive and anticipate its future evolutions.
What are the benefits of the WEEE directive?
The WEEE Directive is an opportunity to ensure an end of life of electrical installations and batteries that respects the environment and complies with regulations.
Socomec products subject to the WEEE Directive will be compliant with the WEEE marking requirements from August 15th 2018.
The products will be marked with the “crossed out wheeled bin” symbol, in accordance with European Standard EN 50419.
Socomec’s compliance with the WEEE directive
In order to comply with our obligation as producers, we are partner with Interseroh to finance the collection and recycling of our electronic wastes.
If you have an electronic waste that you want to throw, we suggest you to find the closest collection point from the use place.