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Kern's Commitment to Sustainability

Today there is an undeniable demand for companies to be more "Green”". Kern's commitment to customer success includes a mutual partnership in providing products that minimize any potentially harmful effects to the environment. Kern continues to be committed to its compliance with the RoHS Directive. RoHS is defined as "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE),"”. RoHs certified products are reviewed and tested to ensure that they do not contain more than agreed upon levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants that can be harmful if disposed of improperly.

The RoHs directive also requires applicable products to have RoHS compliant labels and bans all new electronic equipment sold in Europe after July 1, 2006 from containing the previously mentioned hazardous materials. Through increased recycling of EEE products, Kern will help limit the total quantity of waste going to final disposal, which will avoid contributing to increasing amounts of waste being added to landfills and ultimately our environment. The RoHs Certification will eliminate Kern's risk of non-compliance to global and national restricted substances regulations. Kern will also be able to use the RoHS certified mark on all Kern products, within the user manual, and on the product, thus providing authenticity of the certification.

Finally, certification will provide Kern with the training to resolve potentially harmful effects to the environment that may occur in the future. Not only does this certification prove that Kern complies with the ecological standards set by the EU, but it also displays Kern’s personal interest in the protection of the environment.

From our offices in Grove City, Ohio to sites where we have technicians stationed throughout the United States and Canada, Kern employees actively participate in our commitment to sustainability.

 

 

Mail Green

Help the Environment and Save Money

Save $ and get paid to go green! Postage meter ink is a necessary part of mail production sites of all sizes, from the office postage meter to the high speed meters on the end of Kern inserters.