Cepheid has implemented programs to ensure materials selection and manufacturing processes consider environmental design in the final product.
Product design for the environment
Cepheid has established formal programs to ensure products and packaging undergo design for environment (DfE) processes to minimize the use of hazardous materials and produce less packaging waste for the consumer. Additionally, Cepheid instrument take-back programs foster product life-cycle stewardship. Sustainable packaging practices have been successfully implemented by several approaches as follows:
The Cepheid product stewardship program ensures that our product and packaging designs adhere to applicable regional environmental health and safety requirements. Cepheid product literature references these regulations/directives. Specific compliance information is summarized as follows:
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California Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act: Cepheid uses packaging materials that are compliant with this requirement.
EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC): Cepheid packaging components are compliant with this directive.
RoHS: Cepheid products are compliant with the RoHS Directive.
REACH (1907/2006/EC): Components in Cepheid’s instrument products may contain substances of very high concern in a concentration greater than 0.1%. Contact Technical Support for more information.
Classification, Labeling, and Packaging of Dangerous Substances (1272/2008): Cepheid has revised product safety data sheets and labels to be compliant with this directive. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (2012/96/EC): Cepheid is exempt from this directive as an in vitro diagnostic medical device supplier where such devices are expected to be infective prior to end of life. However, Cepheid has implemented an electronic take-back program for global returns. Listed below are the regions accepting waste electrical and electronic equipment.
632 Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
Tel: 888-838-3222, Option 2
Fax: +1 408-542-8575
Rest of world:
Vira Solelh 81470 Maurens-Scopont, France
Energy Labeling Directive (2010/30/EU): Cepheid has published energy consumption data in the Operator manuals.
Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC): Cepheid Infinity equipment is compliant with this directive.
Maintain compliance with applicable global regulatory directives
Communicate compliance in product literature
Monitor and comply with new / revised directives that may impact products
Practice continuous improvement by applying design for environment (DfE) in manufacturing and packaging of our products