Environment & Sustainability
Consistent protection of our living environment is a declared goal of CHERRY and an integral part of our corporate policy. Environmentally compatible procurement, environmentally compatible and energy-efficient production, and almost complete recycling of our products at the end of their life cycle: environmental protection is a green thread running through all business areas of our company.
As CHERRY Group, we always strive to transparently disclose how we are meeting the increased demands of business partners, legislator and society with regard to our commitment to sustainability. As a capital market-oriented company, we are also obliged to report in accordance with the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG). You can find our sustainability report here.
What does the Blauer Engel seal mean?
The Blauer Engel is the German government's certificate for particularly environmentally friendly products and services. The eco-label has been around for more than 40 years - now for many different product areas, including keyboards, for example. When making a purchase decision, the Blauer Engel can be of particular importance. The seal of quality guarantees that the products meet high standards in terms of environmental, health, and usage properties. This means that products awarded the Blauer Engel are more environmentally friendly than comparable conventional products. CHERRY Product Manager Stefanie Mayer explains what makes products awarded the Blauer Engel so special:
The Blauer Engel eco-label for computer input devices
CHERRY was the first manufacturer of keyboards to be awarded the Blauer Engel eco-label back in 1994 and has been able to continue to certify its products following the periodic updates to the criteria. The world's first eco-label will continue to be an orientation for environmentally friendly purchasing on CHERRY products in the future.
Criteria for the certificate Blauer Engel
The Blauer Engel logo serves as a guide for sustainable purchasing. Therefore, the award of the label requires demanding standards for environmentally friendly products. The essential criteria for awarding the Blauer Engel eco-label to CHERRY keyboards are:
- Durability and repairability of the product
- Construction structure and connection technology of the product
- Recyclable construction
- Choice of materials and labeling
- Ergonomic properties of the keyboard and noise emission
CHERRY products with the Blauer Engel award
Various CHERRY products have been awarded the Blauer Engel for many years. Consideration of environmentally compatible material selection begins as early as the initial concepts for new products - in compliance with the international REACH and RoHS requirements. This also takes into account the avoidance of so-called "conflict minerals" and optimized transport routes in the supply chain. The detailed designs of our Blauer Engel products are geared towards energy-efficient production and an almost complete recycling concept. Thanks to competent disposal partners, this also includes the recycling of outdated production facilities: "Scrapping" becomes "Dismantling and Reusing." Efficient. Environmentally friendly. Cost-optimized.
Blauer Engel products offer the following advantages for the environment:
- Recyclable construction
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|COLOR||black & white||black & white||black & white||black & white||black||black & white||black & white||black & white||black & white|
|USP||Durable in everyday life - Chargeable while in use||The best STREAM ever - now with wireless freedom and a mouse||The best STREAM ever as a premium wireless version with charging function.||THE KEYBOARD - the best STREAM of all time!||The best STREAM ever as a wireless keyboard.||The best STREAM ever - in a compact version without number pad.||Perfect price/performance for office users.||Security keyboard with integrated smart card terminal||Contact/contactless card reader and encrypted key transmission|
|CATEGORY||Desktop Set||Desktop Set||Desktop Set||Keyboard||Keyboard||Keyboard||Keyboard||Keyboard||Keyboard|
|CONNECTION||wireless 2,4 GHz||wireless 2,4 GHz||wireless 2,4 GHz||corded||wireless 2,4 GHz||corded||corded||corded||corded|
|ACTUATIONS||> 20 million||> 20 million||> 20 million||> 20 million||> 20 million||> 20 million||> 10 million||> 10 million||> 10 million|
Furthermore, we provide recycling passports that give detailed information about the material and condition of the individual products. This allows you to dispose of your CHERRY product in a professional and environmentally friendly manner. You can find the recycling passports in our download area.
But that's not all: Our product packaging is also easy to dispose of, as it is predominantly plastic-free. It is a matter of great concern to us to push this project even further and to do without plastic in all our packaging.
All information on the environment and on sustainability at CHERRY is summarized briefly and concisely in our e-paper.