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Environmental Policy

Background


Argosy recognises its obligations as a supplier to operate its business in an environmentally responsible way. It is our aim to comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and corporate requirements and, if it is deemed appropriate, adopt more stringent standards for the protection of the environment and the communities in which we operate.

Policy


Argosy manages its business and is collaborating with our suppliers to comply with the European RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC), taking effect July 1, 2006 and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

The RoHS directive prohibits the sale of electronic equipment containing certain hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls ("PBB") and polybrominated diphenylethers ("PBDE") above certain minimum levels in the European Union.

Methodology


Compliance with all relevant legislation, taking into account any appropriate exemptions, is achieved based on competent design and manufacture and on assurances from suppliers of components, sub assemblies and other items which form an integral part of the products we supply. Products are not routinely tested and this declaration of compliance reflects our best endeavours and our due diligence to ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, that our products are compliant, where applicable.

Limitation


This declaration is based on our state of knowledge and belief as of the date that it is provided.

Argosy bases its knowledge and belief on information provided by third parties and in certain circumstances laboratory test results and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of such information. Argosy has taken and continues to take reasonable steps to provide representative and accurate information but may not have conducted destructive testing or chemical analysis on incoming materials and substances. In no event shall Argosy's liability arising out of such information exceed the total purchase price of the product supplied.

Association


Argosy is a member of the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM).

WEEE Directive

The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossedout wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. Argosy encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).


Argosy supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.

As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Argosy complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/DJ1333XT

As a B2B Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Argosy allows for end users of EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us for free of charge recycling if (1) the WEEE (was originally placed on the UK market as EEE before 13 August 2005, irrelevant of the original manufacturer) and has been replaced on a like-for-like basis with brand new EEE supplied by us; or (2) if the WEEE was originally placed on the UK market as EEE by us after 13 August 2005.

Such WEEE can be returned in one of the following ways:

  • Returning it to Argosy, 6&7 Ridgeway, Drakes Drive, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, HP189BF
  • By contacting WeeeCare on +44 (0) 844 800 2004 and arranging a pick-up

If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WEEE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.