Our Environmental Programs & Sustainable Practices

Brother is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility as demonstrated through our programs and practices.

Brother Earth

Brother is committed to our communities and our planet. We developed "Brother Earth" to showcase the trials and activities that we undergo in pursuit of achieving our goal - doing our part to help build a sustainable society.

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ISO 14000 Standards & Guidelines

ISO 14001 is the international roadmap for proactively managing the environmental aspects of our business originated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 14000 is not a single standard, but a series of standards and guidelines, all of which address some aspect of environmental management. Through ISO 14001, we demonstrate our commitment to pollution prevention, environmental regulatory compliance, and continual improvement.

Brother Product Recycling Program

Brother offers an environmentally responsible way for customers to recycle products at the end of their lifecycle.

Brother Toner & Ink Cartridge Recycling Program

From product development to product collection, we've taken many steps to protect the environment; now it's your turn. Recycling your toner or ink cartridge is an easy as pack, print, and ship!

The 5Rs: An Approach to Environmental Activities That Starts With Avoiding Burdensome Materials When Possible

Our environmental policy is guided by the 5Rs:

  1. Reduce: Reduce waste material
  2. Reuse: Reuse waste material without processing
  3. Reform: Reuse materials in a different form
  4. Recycle: Reuse materials as resourcE
  5. Refuse: Avoid purchase of environmentally burdensome materials whenever possible

ENERGY STAR®-Compliant Products

Home electronic products use energy when they're off to power features like clock displays and remote controls. Those that have earned the ENERGY STAR use as much as 50% less energy to perform these functions, while providing the same performance at the same price as less-efficient models.

Using ENERGY STAR-labeled products can make a huge difference in our energy usage. Brother offers a wide range of printers, fax machines, and multi-function equipment that are ENERGY STAR compliant.

A Commitment to Meeting EPEAT Requirements

Brother is commited to meeting the requirements of EPEAT, an environmental rating and global registry program developed using a grant from the U.S. EPA and managed by the Green Electronics Council.

EPEAT-registered imaging products meet an extensive list of environmental based criteria covered in the IEEE 1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment.