Environment and RSC
The European Union (EU) is taking measures to prevent the generation of electrical and electronic waste and to promote reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery in order to reduce the quantity of such waste to be eliminated, whilst also improving the environmental performance of economic operators involved in its management. In addition, in order to contribute to the recovery and elimination of equipment waste and the protection of human health, the EU is also taking measures to restrict the use of hazardous substances in this type of equipment. Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment
Symbol which must appear on the packaging of such equipment (a crossed-out wheeled bin):
Member States are to encourage the design and production of electrical and electronic equipment which take into account and facilitate dismantling and recovery, in particular the reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
For each new type of electrical or electronic equipment, producers must provide, within one year after it is placed on the market, information on its reuse and treatment. Such information is to identify the components and materials present in the equipment and the location of dangerous substances and preparations. Such information must be communicated to reuse centres and treatment and recycling facilities.
Kimaldi’s business politics promotes a join of actions for the developing activities have positive repercussions on local and global society.
As a complement to a responsible and ethic politic with local and global society, Kimaldi introduces in social action giving a determined amount of money to different non-governmental organizations, as it happens with Médicos Sin Fronteras, with whom Kimaldi collaborates from along ago.