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AudioCodes Going Sustainable

Protecting the Environment – “AudioCodes Going Sustainable” Initiative

AudioCodes is aware of the global efforts invested in reducing damage to the environment and in minimizing the use of scarce natural resources.

AudioCodes is invested in improving the environmental impact of its products throughout the lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing, use-to-service and end-of-life.

AudioCodes is committed to complying with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and to do the utmost to meet any other environmentally oriented requirements raised by our customers or by other interested parties.

Environmental Policy


AudioCodes has implemented and continues to implement procedures, as may be required, in order to meet or exceed the requirements of the following environmental legislations:

RoHS Directive | REACH Regulation | WEEE Directive | Conflict Minerals Act | ODS Regulation | Battery Directive | Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive


RoHS Directive

(2011/65/EU and 2015/863/EU – Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

AudioCodes products are RoHS compliant in accordance with the above RoHS Directives’ requirements and exemptions.

CE marking reflects the compliance with the RoHS directive.

RoHS Declarations of Conformity are available here.


REACH Regulation

(1907/2006/EC – Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of CHemicals)

AudioCodes is committed to meeting the REACH Regulation requirements and has established an ongoing process with its supply chain to collect the most up-to-date information about the substances that are included in AudioCodes’ products.


WEEE Directive

(2012/19/EU – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

AudioCodes is committed to the implementation of the EU WEEE Directive.

AudioCodes has added the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol to the relevant product labels in accordance with the WEEE Directive.

AudioCodes has included the following guidance in its manuals: “Pursuant to the WEEE EU Directive electronic and electrical waste must not be disposed of with unsorted waste. Please contact your local recycling authority for disposal of this product.”

Instructions for dismantling products (“Recycling Passport”) are available here.

For WEEE information for AudioCodes customers and recyclers, click here.


Conflict Minerals Act

(Section 1502 of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)

AudioCodes is engaged in an ongoing process with its suppliers to verify the sources of the 3TG (Gold, Tantalum, Tin and Tungsten) used in its products.

AudioCodes submits a Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) annually to the SEC.

The Policy and last CMR are accessible through the following links:

See AudioCodes' Conflict Minerals Policy.

See AudioCodes' Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) for 2020.


ODS Regulation

(1005/2009/EC – Ozone Depleting Substances)

To the best of our knowledge, no ozone depleting chemicals are used during the manufacturing of AudioCodes’ products. We are continually monitoring our manufacturing facilities to verify the accuracy of this statement.


Battery Directive

(2006/66/EC)

All batteries used in AudioCodes’ products comply with Directive 2006/66/EC and its amending acts.


Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

(94/62/EC)

All packaging materials used to pack and ship AudioCodes’ products comply with Directive 94/62/EC and its amending acts.

 

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