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Autodesk is committed to improving the environmental performance of its business operations.
Autodesk is committed to helping our customers improve the environmental performance of their products.
Restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS)
Autodesk is committed to complying with all applicable substance legislation worldwide, including the European Union Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment1. It is Autodesk’s goal to be compliant with the EU RoHS Directive by the July 2006 implementation date concerning all electrical/electronic (EEE) products, which Autodesk supplies, and to incorporate these features into our global product lines.
Autodesk has established a process to ensure compliance that covers substance management by suppliers, surveys on parts and materials to verify whether they contain substances that impact the environment, an internal database and other management components. We have introduced measures to audit our suppliers’ production processes and find alternatives to parts and materials that prove to be non–RoHS-compliant. In principle, it is Autodesk’s goal to ensure that all new commercialised products that are supplied by Autodesk from July 2006 will be RoHS-compliant. Autodesk is working with its supply chain to address compliance for all Autodesk EEE products with the RoHS directive.
Autodesk has already begun to phase in the supply of RoHS-compliant products. In some instances, the RoHS-compliant versions of products may be upgraded with improved functionality, while some older noncompliant products will be discontinued.
If you have any specific questions about the RoHS status for any product supplied by Autodesk and Autodesk’s efforts with respect to achieving RoHS compliance, please communicate with your account executive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2 aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment and to improve the environmental performance of all those involved in the lifecycle of these products2. The Directive is in the process of being implemented into the national laws of the 28 European Economic Area (EEA) states and applies to firms that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle or treat electrical and electronic equipment.
Autodesk is committed to ensuring the requirements of the European Union’s WEEE Directive are met. This Directive requires producers of electrical and electronic equipment to finance the take-back for re-use or recycling of their products placed on the EEA markets after 13 August 2005.
Products supplied by Autodesk that are within the scope of the Directive are labelled with a crossed-out ‘wheelie-bin’ symbol as required by the Directive. This indicates that the product was supplied on or after 13 August 2005 and that end-users should separate the product from other waste at end of life.
As the WEEE Directive is being implemented in each of the 28 EEA countries through national legislation, there is considerable variation in the detailed requirements across those 28 EEA countries.
If you have any questions about Autodesk’s efforts to achieve WEEE compliance, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In cases where a final end-user purchased products directly from Autodesk, Autodesk will arrange for the recovery and recycling at no additional cost.
In such cases, once the WEEE is collected, Autodesk will work with our designated suppliers to ensure the latest available technologies and methods are used to safely and efficiently recycle the products and that as much reusable material is recovered as possible. Lastly, final waste will be disposed in the most environmentally friendly manner.
To request WEEE product pickup, please contact us. Autodesk will respond via email with a request number and information regarding which carrier will contact you for product pickup details.
By requesting this collection of end-of-life product, the customer agrees to relinquish ownership or any legal/financial claim to the equipment. The transfer of ownership will take place at the point the goods are passed to Autodesk or an agent.
After a request has been received, the Autodesk appointed carrier responsible for collecting the equipment for recycling will contact the customer to co-ordinate the collection of the waste product.
In cases where a final end-user purchased products directly from a reseller, the end-user should contact their reseller to arrange for the recovery and recycling of the WEEE.