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Brother machines are designed in Japan using energy-saving technology and ensuring they comply with the necessary European laws and regulations. 
Production takes place at our manufacturing facilities in Asia, where reducing power consumption, CO2 emissions and waste are at the heart of the process. 
Our products are packaged safely but minimally and using recyclable materials to reduce waste. 
Different product categories such as printers, scanners and labellers are combined for distribution to maximise shipment loads and reduce CO2 emissions.
Energy, paper, toner and ink saving features are included in our machines, from automatic two-sided printing to deep sleep mode.
Brother machines, cartridges and packaging are collected and recycled through a free return scheme to support Cool Earth, a charity working to halt rainforest destruction.

Certificates, Statements and Directives

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment by implementing regulations for all European companies.

As a responsible and environmentally conscious company, Brother fulfils REACH regulations by gathering information on the properties of chemical substances and registering substances used in our products according to REACH deadlines.

REACH Chemical Regulation