Our Environmental Programs & Sustainable Practices
Brother strives to positively and continuously act to decrease the environmental impact and increase the sustainability of our business operations. Our environmental performance is considered at every stage of a product's life cycle, from design, development and manufacturing to customer usage, disposal and recycling.
The Brother Group Environmental Vision
“The Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050” recognizes the key social issues of climate change, resource depletion, environmental pollution, and destruction of the ecosystem as business risks for Brother and clearly states a continuous commitment toward solving these issues over the long term as a company that uses energy and resources to provide products using bio-based items such as paper, thread and cloth.
Brother's Environmental Management System
The International Organization for Standardization has developed thousands of standards to help the world become safer, cleaner and more efficient. ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps Brother to improve our environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
Brother has remanufactured more than 5.5 million toner cartridges from 2017-2021 and recycles more than 99% of its waste, with less than 1% of waste going to landfills.
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 as easy as pack, print, and ship!
From 2016 to 2020, carbon emissions across Brother Americas has been reduced by 9.7% and over 30% since 2012.
ENERGY STAR®-Compliant Products
ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, helping businesses and consumers save money and make a difference for the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Brother offers a wide range of printers, all-in-ones, and scanners that meet the high standards of the ENERGY STAR® Program with features such as power management to help conserve energy when in use and sleep mode to help reduce energy consumption when not in use.
A Commitment to Meeting EPEAT® Requirements
EPEAT® is a global environmental standard that helps identify environmentally preferable document imaging equipment. Various factors are evaluated during the rating process including the resource and energy-saving characteristics of the product and the reduction and elimination of environmentally sensitive materials.
Brother is committed to continuously creating and delivering high-quality, eco-conscious printers, all-in-ones, and scanners that meet the strict EPEAT® criteria.
Brother supports biodiversity conservation and restoration activities across the Americas with $650,000 donated, 159,369 trees planted (US/CAN), and 26,843,750 sq. ft. of rainforest protected in Guatemala through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Brother Group helps society achieve sustainable development, by positively and continuously considering the environmental impact of all aspects of our business operations.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Brother upholds our ethical and sustainable values through our CSR activities and charitable support. As a company, Brother makes contributions to environmental causes and foundations that support reforestation and protect our ecosystem.