We care about greener electronics. Below are some of the certifications that Getac fulfills.
- RoHS Directive Certification
- WEEE Directive Certification
- Battery Directive Certification
- Packaging Directive Certification
- PFOS Directive Certification
Earning the ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR® is a US government program that offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions, making it easy to save money while protecting the environment for future generations. Please reference ENERGY STAR® related information from www.energystar.gov.
All Getac products with ENERGY STAR® logo comply with the ENERGY STAR® standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. Getac's Energy Star qualified products are listed on the EPA website. https://www.energystar.gov/products.
Disassembling and Recycling your Getac Product & Batteries
As part of compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC, Getac provides recycling information upon request. This information provides the basic instructions for the disassembly of Getac products to remove components and material requiring selective treatment, as defined by EU directive 2012/19/EU, WEEE, and free take-back service for batteries recycling. This information is intended for use by end-of-life recyclers or treatment facilities. To receive Getac’s WEEE product end-of-life disassembly instructions and batteries recycling information, please contact us at (866) 394 – 3822 or by email at [email protected]. For Getac’s authorized recyclers, please access the link here.
Recycle your Getac
Rugged Laptops & Tablets
If you have a Getac computer that needs to go to a recycling house, Getac can help you. Just contact us at (866) 394 – 3822 or by email at [email protected] to obtain a prepaid shipping label at no charge to you, pack up your equipment in a box of your choice and send it off.
Recycle your Getac Batteries
The batteries used to power your portable Getac products contain hazardous materials. While they pose no risk to you during normal use, they should never be disposed with other wastes. Getac provides a free take-back service for recycling your batteries from Getac products. To recycle the battery, please contact us at (866) 394 – 3822 or by email at [email protected].
Recycle your Packaging
Getac has chosen the packaging materials used to transport our products carefully, to balance the requirements of shipping the product to you safely while minimizing the amount of material used. Our packaging for notebooks and tablets are recyclable and manufactured using elemental chlorine-free processes. They contain 90 percent (by weight) recycled content. Your packaging materials can be recycled at your local recycling center. Or, if you would like Getac to recycle your packaging, please contact us at (866) 394 – 3822 and we will make arrangements for you.
Getac Statement against Use of “Conflict Minerals”
Getac has always respected international human rights and continuously practiced the idea of being a world citizen. In response to Bill H.R. 4173 Dodd-Franck Act signed by U.S. President Obama in July 2010, Getac specifically states its prohibition against the use of Conflict Minerals.
Although Getac does not directly purchase metal raw materials, we strongly express that we do not support and do not use any metal mineral such as cobalt (Co), stannum (Sn), palladium (Pd), tantalum (Ta), wolfram (W) or gold (Au) extracted from mining fields with armed conflict, illegal exploitation, or shoddy work environment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries.
In order to avoid the use of metal from illegal exploitation among raw materials and during the production process, Getac requires suppliers to refuse the use of any “Conflict Minerals” from conflict areas and to verify the source of the mineral. It also requires suppliers to communicate this requirement to its upstream suppliers to fulfill the responsibilities of enterprise citizens together.Note 1: One article in the bill of the Dodd-Frank Act require es the Securities Exchange Commission to stipulate that any person trading or using any conflict mineral duly trace the source of the mineral, including Coltan, Cassiterite, Gold and Wolframite.Note 2: “Conflict Mineral” – certain metal minerals that have become the major financial source for organizations of armed insurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries to serve the purpose of arms trafficking, extending bloody conflicts with their government, ravaging local civilians, and drafting child soldiers and mineral workers by force, causing continuous international dispute.