Product Stewardship

Compliance and Reporting

Plantronics long history of supporting environmentally sound manufacturing processes has been recognized by numerous cities, agencies, and organizations over the years.

RoHS and WEEE Compliance

We were one of the first companies to achieve full compliance with the European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. We worked closely with our suppliers to help ensure that our entire supplier network followed RoHS requirements.

In Europe, we also led the way in complying with the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive: All discarded Plantronics products and packaging can be safely disposed of or recycled.

Environmental management software has also improved our reporting capabilities for hazardous-materials legislation such as RoHS, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances), and California's Proposition 65. In addition, we access a data warehouse service to improve the level of information available about our product components.

ISO Certification

Each one of Plantronics' global facilities has ISO 9001 certification: We are recognized for having systems in place that ensure that we develop, produce, and deliver quality products. Our Mexico and Europe facilities have also achieved ISO 14001 certification, which ensures that we are constantly improving the ways our products are manufactured.

Commitment Letters

The letters below may be printed and distributed as necessary, to show our compliance with various environmental regulations around the world. For letters that certify compliance with a different law, or for questions regarding our commitment to other regulations, please contact our Quality Department at qualitydept@plantronics.com.

Reference to: Directives Plantronics Uses.

Product Development

Plantronics' product design process now includes a formal environmental assessment as an essential part of the product development phase. We've also made our power supply units more energy-efficient, which complies with global regulations on product power consumption.

In January 2011, Plantronics officially declared phthalate-free designs for our products going forward. We are currently removing phthalates from our legacy product lines.

Environmental Policy

Plantronics is committed to maintaining environmentally sound processes that meet or exceed all applicable legal requirements, as well as the mandates of voluntary programs to which Plantronics subscribes. Plantronics' environmental policy guides all of the company's product development, operations and facility management around the world, and provides a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and goals that include:

  • Continual operational and process improvement
  • Pollution prevention
  • Waste reduction
  • Natural resource utilization and
  • Responsible procurement of goods and services

Plantronics provides this specification to designers, suppliers, and supply chain partners as guidance to ensure our products meet the most stringent environmental requirements enacted worldwide.

Reference: Plantronics Environmental Guideline Document 61918