As a global supplier of a comprehensive range of power tools that assist people in creating homes and living environments, it is vital that we consider the environmental impact of each person's lifestyle and recognize that environmental issues such as global warming concern us directly. The entire Makita Group is working to create a sustainable recycling-oriented society that combines the environment with the economy by reviewing our business activities and lifestyles from the ground up.
We have established long-term goals for saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and we are implementing activities to preserve the environment by setting numerical targets for these goals every year. Our products include power tools that use lightweight, long-life lithium-ion batteries, and we will continue to develop products that are friendly to both users and the environment.
A lithium-ion battery features high voltage, high energy density and low self-discharge. It is also lightweight and compact and has high energy efficiency. LXT achieves rapid charging and a long life cycle through the combination of a lithium-ion battery and the Optimum Charging System. The Optimum Charging System, particular to Makita, arranges the charging process according to the condition of each battery. The integrated circuit (IC) chips both in the battery and in the charger exchange information.
AVT is a technology that minimizes the vibration coming from the tool to the operator's hands. A built-in dynamic vibration absorber reduces the vibration by counteraction and decreases discomfort to the operator.
MM4 is a small 4-stroke engine. As a 4-stroke engine, it features high fuel efficiency and clean exhaust emission. It is also as small and powerful as a conventional 2-stroke engine. The emission level of HC + NOx (hydrocarbons plus nitrogen oxides) is ten times as low as a conventional 2-stroke engine, and it is much lower than the strict emissions limit set in the United States and Europe.
We continually engage in component procurement in compliance with the RoHS Directive (directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) adopted by EU member states.
REACH ("Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals") is a European Union chemical regulatory framework that entered into force on 1 June 2007.
According to Article 33 of the Regulation, companies distributing products that contain one or more so-called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in a concentration of more than 0.1 % by weight are subject to certain information requirements.
Makita investigates, manages and supplies information regarding SVHCs contained in our products. The number of SVHCs continues to grow and content information collection must be continually performed. We promote component procurement that ensures that none of this required information is missed.
Information on Article 33 of the REACH Regulation concerning Makita products
We provide the following information about SVHCs in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight in articles:
Lead, CAS no. 7439-92-1.
Products affected - All
Example articles - Components made from machining steel, aluminum alloys,
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1194/2012
implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment
ANNEX III Ecodesign requirements (excerpt)
3. PRODUCT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
3.1.2. Information to be visibly displayed to end-users, prior to their purchase, on the packaging and on free access websites
The information in paragraphs (a) to (o) below shall be displayed on free access websites and in any other form the manufacturer deems appropriate.EN 14.12.2012 Official Journal of the European Union L 342/13
(a) Nominal useful luminous flux displayed in a font at least twice as large as any display of the nominal lamp power;
(o) Indication of which website to consult in case of accidental lamp breakage to find instructions on how to clean up the lamp debris.
3.1.3. Information to be made publicly available on free-access websites and in any other form the manufacturer deems appropriate
As a minimum, the following information shall be expressed at least as values.
(a) The information specified in point 3.1.2;
(o) Recommendations on how to dispose of the lamp at the end of its life for recycling in line with Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 ).
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