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Combined efforts to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy usage in operation processes could power 9,000+ households a year.
By re-designing our packaging, we’ve saved:
Additionally, all of our packages contain recyclable paper board and plastic, so you can easily recycle the material after usage.
By constantly innovating to improve material efficiency, energy
efficiency, and reusability, we work to reduce the impacts of each
device we produce.
We all want to live in a vibrant, healthy environment, so Western Digital is doing its part to improve our environmental impacts across the globe. We have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals that have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We are reducing our Scope and 2 emissions by 42% by 2030, from a 2020 base year, consistent with the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. We have also adopted a Scope 3 target to reduce the emissions intensity of our products by 50% by 2030. Details about our strategy and progress toward achieving these goals can be found in our Fiscal Year 2021 Sustainability Report.
Western Digital is striving to eliminate the use of heavy metals and toxic substances. Our products comply with the applicable worldwide environmental regulations and requirements below.
The European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS, 2002/95/EU) was released in 2006. This environmental directive is designed to restrict the use of some heavy metals and halogenated flame retardants (PBBs and PBDEs) in electronic products. All Western Digital products sold in the EU after July 1, 2006 comply with the EU RoHS requirements.
The EU RoHS2 Recast Directive (2011/65/EU) was released in 2011. All of Western Digital’s products comply with the RoHS2 directive along with subsequent amendments.
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the handling of sensitive chemicals and the phase-in of alternatives for the most dangerous chemicals used within EU commerce. The European Chemicals Agency, (the EU agency responsible for implementing REACH), publishes the names of substances that are candidates for its Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list. As provided for by REACH, Western Digital reviews its products to determine if any Western Digital products contain more than 0.1% by weight per article of any substance on the SVHC candidate list.
EU REACH SVHC Letter
As part of the European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has built a database for storing safe-use information for substances of very high concern (SVHCs) present in articles placed on the market in the EU. It is referred to as the Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database.
The EU WFD and SCIP database add to existing reporting requirements managed under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. From 5 January 2021, suppliers of articles containing a SVHC on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight on the EU market need to submit that information via the new database to ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive.
We have undertaken a review of all our product components in order to assess the extent to which they contain the relevant concentration of SVHCs. Our EU established subsidiaries have submitted SCIP reports for affected products, which they sell in the EU market so that we are fully compliant with our reporting obligation. In order to equip our EU customers with the required information to submit SCIP reports, or provide information to our customer’s own EU customers to do the same, the relevant SVHC information for our products is available upon request.
SCIP Database Position Letter
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was created by the EU and is designed to minimize the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment into landfills. The WEEE Directive requires that a specific marking be included on certain end-user products to identify them as items covered by this legislation. Western Digital encourages users of its products to not disassemble products into components, and to dispose of products in accordance with local laws. Western Digital products include the WEEE symbol in support of this directive.
Western Digital considers product safety a top priority. Our products are designed and manufactured to comply with relevant directives, harmonized standards, laws and regulations. We are active in industry working groups and committees that are dedicated to developing new solutions and guidelines that will benefit retailers and consumers. In addition, we have invested resources and built robust programs to ensure products offered for sale are safe and compliant.
CE Compliance for Europe
Hereby, Western Digital declares compliance of this equipment to the applicable Council Directives of the European Union, including the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), and the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) as amended by Directive (EU) 2015/863. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available below under the WD EU DoC section.
WD PO Box 13379, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland
Western Digital (UK) Limited: PO Box 471, Leatherhead, KT22 2LU, UK
FCC CLASS B INFORMATION
Note: This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the device.
CAN ICES-003 (B) / NMB-003 (B) Statement
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 (B) du Canada. This device complies with Canadian ICES-003 (B).
At Western Digital, we aim to do our part in helping build an environmentally sustainable future. We’re committed to delivering products designed and manufactured with environmental protection in mind. Because our products are used widely throughout the world, the improvements we make in energy efficiency, recyclability, responsible resource use and chemicals management have an important impact in preserving global natural resources and ecosystems. That is what our customers expect of us, and what we expect of ourselves.
Western Digital maintains an integrated corporate quality, environmental, health and safety policy. Our policy expresses a commitment to continued improvement, and to this end, we review the status of our environmental management systems at least annually. We are also committed to complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. In support of our environmental management system, Western Digital maintains environmental policies, procedures, and instructions that address a variety of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance, permitting, pollution prevention, hazardous substances, liquid waste, solid waste, and air emission controls. These policies and procedures are communicated to employees in various formats (including in-person training, web-based training, communications, postings, etc.) and are available in several languages.
We have qualified environmental professionals who monitor our manufacturing facilities and we provide training programs on environmental practices for employees whose job duties impact our environmental management systems. In addition, we communicate to employees the requirements and responsibilities for environmental practices in accordance with our Company policy.
Western Digital actively pursues industry-recognized certifications that provide globally accepted indicators reinforcing that our products and performance consistently meet high standards, including customer expectations and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In support of our management systems, Western Digital conducts both internal assessments and third-party audits to evaluate our compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and international standards.
Western Digital’s customers expect high standards of operation. Our Company’s brand promises this, and our culture inspires and encourages each employee to deliver this. To underscore Western Digital’s efforts and achievements in this area, the Company actively pursues industry-recognized certifications that provide globally accepted indicators reinforcing that our products and performance consistently meet high standards, including customer expectations and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
View our Corporate Responsibility documents, including our annual sustainability reports, to learn more about our environmental, social, and governance policies, initiatives, and certifications.