P4 Limited – Environmental Legislation Policy
P4 Limited and its employees fully acknowledge a duty of care for the environment and for the prevention of any environmental pollution from their activities.
The company has set the following general environmental protection objectives:
- To comply fully with all applicable environmental legislation at the earliest opportunity
- To reduce waste in all areas of the business
- To maximise recycling of waste
- To cost effectively minimise energy consumption and wherever possible use renewable energy
- To minimise CO2 emissions and minimise any other harmful emissions
P4 Limited will set objectives to continually reduce its environmental footprint and will review and monitor the achievement of its objectives at its board meetings.
This policy and its obligations will be communicated to all employees and specific responsibilities to achieve compliance assigned appropriately.
This policy is applicable to all operations of P4 Limited in relation to:
i) The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 and subsequent amendments.
ii) The Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (RoHS) (SI 2748/2005) and subsequent amendments.
iii) The Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive (2006/66/EC).
P4 Limited is committed to fully support environmental legislation through enacting its environmental policy in all of the company’s activities.
i) The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006
These regulations came into force on 2nd January 2007 and enact The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive 2002/96/EC.
P4 Limited is a WEEE producer registered company, registration number WEE/CJ0073UQ.
Lighting and emergency lighting products manufactured by P4 Limited fall into the WEEE directive category 5 Lighting Equipment. Non-household lighting and emergency lighting products fall within this category of equipment.
Under the requirements of the regulations P4 Limited are committed to collect, treat, recover and dispose of electrical and electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner.
P4 Limited has agreement with their supplier of electronic control modules and batteries to return any collected equipment of their manufacture for correct disposal.
P4 Limited is a register member of Lumicom Limited, a non-profit making company, through which P4 Limited will recycle collected electrical and electronic equipment, including gas discharge lamps in association with Recolight Limited, from lighting products of its supply free of charge.
Although not obliged to do so, P4 Limited will recycle those products not of its supply, but a service charge will be applied.
ii) The Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (RoHS) SI No. 2748:2005
These regulations came into force on 1st July 2006 and enact The Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/95/EC.
All new P4 Limited products introduced into the market after 1st July 2006 fully comply with the requirements of the RoHS regulations through the limitation of hazardous substances as defined by the regulations to levels below those specified as maximums within the regulations.
Components used in products produced prior to then have been assessed for their compliance to the maximum permitted levels of hazardous substances by their suppliers and Declarations of conformity are available as required.
These regulations do not apply to batteries used in P4 Limited products since the regulations do not apply to the use of hazardous substances in electrical or electronic equipment which complies with any other Act or enactment with which such equipment would have been required to comply for it to be lawfully put on the market in the United Kingdom before 1st July 2006.
iii) The Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive (2006/66/EC)
This European Directive, known as the Battery Directive, has been transposed into UK law through two statutory instruments:
a) The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/2164) came into force on 26th September 2008. These regulations place restrictions on mercury and cadmium and apply labelling requirements for new batteries to aid consumer choice and recycling including the crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
Batteries supplied by P4 Limited fully comply with these regulations.
b) The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/890) came into force on 5th May 2009. These regulations introduce treatment standards and “producer responsibility” including targets for the collection and recovery of waste batteries.
P4 Limited is classed as a “Battery distributor” under the regulations and, therefore, used batteries should be returned directly to the “Battery producer”, whose name and contact details will be provided on request.