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.


Brother Americas Environmental Policy

Brother is committed to our communities and our planet. We have established an environmental policy and are committed to maintaining our reputation for being an environmentally responsible company. Concern for the environment and the safety of our employees is a cornerstone of our activities.

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Global Activities

The Brother Group helps society achieve sustainable development, by positively and continuously considering the environmental impact of all aspects of our business operations.

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Brother Product Recycling Program

We are pleased to offer an environmentally responsible way for customers to recycle Brother products at the end of its useful life.

Recycle Toner

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!

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ENERGY STAR®-Compliant Products

Home electronic products use energy when they're off to power features like clock displays and remote controls. Those that have earned the ENERGY STAR use as much as 50% less energy to perform these functions, while providing the same performance at the same price as less-efficient models.

Using ENERGY STAR-labeled products can make a huge difference in our energy usage. Brother offers a wide range of printers, fax machines, and multi-function equipment that are ENERGY STAR compliant.

A Commitment to Meeting EPEAT Requirements

Brother is commited to meeting the requirements of EPEAT, an environmental rating and global registry program developed using a grant from the U.S. EPA and managed by the Green Electronics Council.

EPEAT-registered imaging products meet an extensive list of environmental based criteria covered in the IEEE 1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment.

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. 

Click for the Earth

Brother will make a donation of one yen (about one cent USD) per click on your behalf.