What is Nintendo's view on the environment?
In order to “put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches,” we feel that it is important to strive to protect the global environment and to pass on a healthier planet to future generations.
Please explain Nintendo’s compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Nintendo complies with laws and regulations such as the following regarding our gaming systems and accessories.
- WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive
- RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive (E.U.)
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation (E.U.)
- ErP (Energy-related Products) Directive (E.U.)
- Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products (U.S.)
What recycling measures is Nintendo taking in each region?
Nintendo considers it important to promote the recycling of end-of-life products and packaging, and takes appropriate measures based on the laws and regulations of each region.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Japan) complies with the Law for Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging. To help consumers properly dispose of and recycle waste in accordance with this law, applicable containers and packaging clearly display identification marks to promote waste separation.
In the U.S. and Canada:
Nintendo of America refers consumers to local recycling programs and organizations and offers a free Take Back Program for consumers to send used products to us for recycling.
Nintendo of Europe and other European subsidiaries participate in national recycling systems to facilitate the proper collection and recycling of end-of-life products and packaging, pursuant to the WEEE Directive, the Battery Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, and other related local laws and regulations. Nintendo of Europe also participates in the Green Dot program* in certain EU countries pursuant to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, displaying the Green Dot symbol on product packaging.
- * Green Dot program
- A program started in Germany to promote the recycling of product packaging. Companies participating in this program are required to display the Green Dot symbol on product packaging.
Nintendo Australia is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation and complies with the principles of this industry/government agreement. In addition, since early 2013, Nintendo Australia has offered the Take Back program for consumers to send or drop off used products to Nintendo for recycling.
What other kinds of environmental measures are taken by overseas subsidiaries?
Our overseas subsidiaries engage in various initiatives, including those below. Please see this page for additional information.
|Nintendo of America
|Nintendo of Europe