• Panasonic is pleased to offer EPEAT® Registered document scanner products

EPEAT

Panasonic is pleased to offer EPEAT® Registered document scanner products, helping government and commercial customers identify products and solutions which are designed to reduce their environmental impact.

 

What Is An EPEAT Registered Product?

EPEAT registered imaging products meet an extensive list of environmental life-cycle based criteria in the IEEE1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Image Equipment.

To have an EPEAT registered imaging device, the product must meet at least 33 environmental performance criteria to achieve a bronze rating. Registered products are eligible to achieve a higher rating by meeting some or all of the 26 optional criteria.

 

Panasonic EPEAT Registered Scanners

Panasonic is currently in the process of registering the Panasonic KV-SL1056 and KV-SL1066 workgroup document scanners. Once our products are registered, Panasonic will be working on adding additional products to the EPEAT Registry.

Please review the section below to learn more about how Panasonic meets some of the most important EPEAT requirements for its document scanner products.

 

Criteria 4.3.3.1 and 4.3.4.1: Materials with special handling needs

In order to facilitate the preparation for re-use and the correct and environmentally sound treatment of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), including maintenance, upgrade, refurbishment and recycling, Panasonic provides information (End-of-life (EOL) characterization report) free of charge about preparation for re-use and treatment in respect of each type of new EEE placed for the first time on the Union market within one year after the equipment is placed on the market (article 15 of the WEEE Recast Directive 2012/19/EU).

The EOL characterization reports provide information for identifying the presence and location of all materials and components which are considered hazardous or requiring special handling within a product.

End of Life Characterization Report

 

Criteria 4.4.1.1: Addressing Early Failure

Panasonic offers an industry leading manufacturer's warranty on its document scanners.

All Panasonic scanners come with a Standard Manufacturer Warranty that protects you against any mechanical or electronic problems from 12 to 36 months — depending on the model*1. We stand behind every scanner and offer the highest level of support so you can rest easy.

These warranties are valid from the date of purchase.

If any Panasonic document scanner fails during the manufacturer’s warranty period*2, customer are advised to contact Panasonic's authorized service centre hotlines. Panasonic’s Limited Warranty repair and replacement service will be provided by the following:*3

UK – Staffords: +44 333 222 8700
Germany – VTH: +49 40 85 49 1156
Italy – Innovate: +39 692 939 319
Spain - Valencia Service: +34 902 107 903

 

*1 – 36 months only valid for model KV-S1027C / KV-S1057C / KV-SL1056 / KV-SL1066

*2 – Contact  your local dealer or Panasonic's authorized service,

*3 – 36 months warranty  service only available in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. Other European Countries coming soon.

 

For complete details on Panasonic's in warranty and extended care services, download our Scanner Warranty and Service Brochure below.

Warranty Rules & Terms and Conditions 

 

Criteria 4.4.3.1: Spare Parts Availability

Panasonic offers spare parts and consumables for all of its document scanners for at least 7 years after last date of production.

To order replacement parts you can visit Panasonic Partner—Partmaster
http://www.partmaster.co.uk/

 

Criteria 4.6.1.1, 4.6.1.2 and 4.6.2.1:
Product take-back and end-of-life processing requirements

Panasonic has a very diverse product range in Europe. To manage our WEEE compliance across the EU, it has been our policy to register directly with appropriate recycling schemes in countries where we have legal company presence. Elsewhere, we work with our distributors to ensure that responsibilities are managed locally. We apply the same approach to battery recycling; we are also members of numerous systems in various European countries. 

By clicking in the link below

http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/sustainability/eco/resource/re...

under A Country by Country Approach you will find a  list of schemes for each county,  in which you will be able to learn more about their activities.  Many also give guidance on how to recycle your electronic products in each country.

Note:  Some of the websites may only be available in the local language. 

4.6.1.2 Annual Volume of electronic products collected via Panasonic’s Recycling Program in Europe

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Total Panasonic WEE
collection volume for Europe

56,078
tons
58,301
tons
48,498
tons
40,459
tons
33,503
tons

*To see  the specific Return Ratios  for each country  please use the link mention above under Europe.

 

Criteria 4.7.2.1: Key Environmental Aspects

Download the 2015 Panasonic Group Sustainability Book which lists key environmental aspects of our operations.

2015 Sustainability Data Book

 

Criteria 4.7.2.2: Disclosure of supply chain toxics

Information regarding Panasonic’s toxic release data can be found in the link below.

Public Disclosure of supply chain toxics