The Nikon Basic Environmental
We understand that our responsibility doesn't end at manufacturing, selling and placing our products in the market; and that as a responsible organization, we also have a duty to contribute towards the issues facing the society. As part of this understanding, the Nikon Group has created and implemented the Nikon Basic Environmental Management Policy, which aims to prevent environmental pollution by using resources efficiently and helping to preserve the global environment so that it would be able to pass on a sustainable and healthy environment to further generations. The key ingredients of this policy are as follows:
1. Basic Philosophy
At Nikon (Nikon Corporation and the Nikon Group), we prioritize coexistence and co-prosperity in all regions where we conduct business, both on Earth, and beyond. This commitment is rooted in our corporate philosophy of "Trustworthiness and Creativity." As a responsible corporate citizen we strive to combat environmental pollution, making effective use of resources, and contribute to the development of a recycling-oriented society. Through these efforts, we aim to protect and enhance the global environment, ensuring that future generations can enjoy a sustainable and prosperous world.
2. Basic Approach
Nikon is dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen by protecting the global environment and ensuring the safe and scientific recycling of e-waste. We actively monitor its impact on the natural environment, including issues related to climate change and biodiversity. Our commitment is rooted in the understanding that solving environmental challenges is crucial to the continued development of our company and the survival of humanity. To earn the trust and support of society by striving to create high-quality products that are both environment-friendly and socially responsible. We also encourage the responsible disposal of electrical and electronic waste and promote recycling practices. Through these efforts, we aim to implement sustainable practices across our organization and throughout our network of business partners.
Our E-Waste Management Policy
Under the comprehensive Nikon Basic Environmental Management Policy, Nikon India has implemented the program for environment-friendly end-of-life disposal of electrical and electronic waste in terms of E-waste Management Rules, 2022 implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), which has been implemented since 1st April 2023.
Shifting from disposal to recycling resources
In the past, society tended to use and then dispose of the waste created by the vast number of resources it consumed. Shifting from disposal to recycling of e-waste resources is an essential step towards achieving a sustainable and environmentally responsible future. Today, people are more conscious of the waste they generate and are making efforts to reduce new resource consumption by reusing products and materials. In response, corporations are also expected to contribute to these efforts to create a greener society. Accordingly, Nikon has adopted proper recycling practices that can prevent the release of toxic substances, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can harm human health and the environment. By embracing recycling practices, Nikon aims to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and contribute to the circular economy, where resources are conserved, reused, and recycled as its long-term environmental vision and promotes environmental initiatives.
The 3Rs of reducing, recycling and reusing are an integral part of this approach. Nikon proactively engages the 3Rs of (1) reusing products and materials, (2) reducing the amount of waste from manufacturing and sales through innovative solutions and (3) recycling waste materials to be used as resources.
What is E-Waste
E-waste means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part, discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer. It also includes rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes. Such waste comprises of both usable and non-usable materials. Some of the waste, if left unattended will be detrimental to environment. E-waste may contain hazardous substances like lead, mercury, toxic material, and gases.
As part of its environmental initiative Nikon India has set up e-waste collection drop-boxes at various locations. We endeavor to collect e-waste from variety of locations as per our internal process and channelize it to authorized dismantlers, registered re-furbishers or recyclers for environmentally sound recycling as required by the Rules. Any of your electronic products sold by us can be disposed of in these collection drop-boxes when they reach its specified end-of-life timeline. We would encourage consumers to use these touch points to deposit the following types of e-waste in order to get it disposed of in an environment friendly manner:
We are most thankful to you for your cooperation.
As part of limiting/reducing harmful substances in our products, we ensure that all Nikon products are in conformity with the strict requirements of Reduction in the use of Hazardous Substances (may also be referred to as “RoHS”) provisions under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, which are applicable to Electrical and Electronic Equipment listed in the Schedule I of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022.
Examples of materials restricted by RoHS include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and the brominated flame retardants (BFRs) PBB and PBDE.
To find out more about the RoHS information relating to our EEE products you may access the following web-link: https://www.nikon.com/company/corporate/procurement/green/
Do's and don'ts
- Please speak with us for any query about your product take back or recycle.
- Please drop e-waste at designated collection center in the manner provided for.
- Please accumulate unused or fully used electronic and electrical items till you are in a position to dispose them in an environment friendly manner.
- Please do not throw any electronic or electrical items in garbage bin.
- Products having following symbols are to be thrown only in designated centers or drop-boxes:
- Please do not sell e-waste to scrap dealers or unauthorized agents.
- Please do not dispose of e-waste in landfill or in pits.
Locations of e-waste
Plot No.71, Sector 32,
Institutional Area, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 4688500
Fax: 0124 4688527
1st Floor, ALPS Building,
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 011 4324 2700
Fax: 011 4324 2799
JNR City Center, First Floor, No-30,
Rajaram Mohanroy Road, Sampangirama Nagar,
Near IBIS Hotel, Bengaluru-560 027 Karnataka
Phone: 080 42450500
Fax: 080 42450527
Unit No : 3B & 3C, PS Arcadia Central, 3rd Floor,
4A, Abanindra Nath Thakur Sarani (Camac Street),
Kolkata 700017 West Bengal
Phone: 033 40218500 / 501
Fax: 033 40218599
202, Satellite Silver, 2nd Floor,
Andheri Kurla Road, Near Marol Naka, Metro station,
Andheri- East, Mumbai - 400059 Maharashtra
Phone: 022 40925555
Fax: 022 40925599
Nikon India has collaborated with professional agencies to assist in this mission of collecting e-waste and to have it recycled by registered recyclers. The professional agencies are also entrusted with the work to create awareness among variety of audiences including but not limited to schoolteachers & students, dealers, bulk consumers and others. Our customers may find all relevant information about our authorized professional agencies on our website.