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Environmental & Sustainability Policy

As part of Gilson’s commitment to environmental management and sustainability, we look at every aspect of our product lifecycle to ensure we operate the best environmental practises as possible. Gilson are fully compliant to ISO 14001 and the WEEE Directive.

Gilson’s Environmental Policy

• Gilson will implement and maintain an Environmental Management System, which meets the requirements of the current version of ISO 14001.

• Gilson will meet all relevant environmental legislation and regulation appropriate to the business plus any other requirements to which the Company subscribes. Gilson will also make every effort to be in the forefront of environmental thinking prior to it becoming legislation.

• Gilson will ensure control of any waste discharge, which may have an adverse affect on the environment. We are committed to prevention of pollution of the environment.

• Gilson will review the environmental impact of its activities and act on any areas that have significant adverse affect on the environment. Further reviews will be carried out periodically to confirm that there have been no additional activities with any significant impact on the environment.

• The principal aim is for a programme of continual improvement in Gilson' environmental performance. To this end we will set objectives and targets to reduce our significant environmental impacts.

• All employees will be made aware of the impact of their actions on the environment and Gilson's environmental policies and objectives. Employees with specific responsibilities for processes with an environmental impact will be trained in the Company's requirements.

WEEE Directive

The WEEE Directive holds manufacturers responsible for ensuring that systems exist to collect and manage electrical and electronic products at the end of their useful lives through recycling and environmentally sound disposal. The objectives of this program are to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health, and utilize natural resources prudently and rationally.

In complying with this directive, end-of-life instructions and information will be available for those Gilson, Inc. products which are within the scope of the WEEE Directive. Products falling under the scope of the WEEE Directive available for sale after August 13, 2005 will be identified with a WEEE symbol label, a crossed out wheeled bin with a heavy underscore.

Requirements for waste collection, reuse, recycling and recovery programs vary by regulatory authority at your location. Contact your local distributor for complete end-of-life information on applicable products. European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC

Gilson Waste and Recycling FAQs

Q: How can I identify product that is within the scope of the WEEE Directive that Gilson, Inc. will recycle?

A: Your product will be marked with the WEEE symbol, a crossed out wheeled bin. It will look like either of the two symbols below:



Q: How do I return and recycle my product?

A: If you are a user of Gilson products, contact your local distributor for end-of-life information. We also offer as number of trade-in programmes to help recycle your old equipment and upgrade to the latest Gilson technology.

Q: Can I recycle my Gilson tip boxes

A: Gilson have a number of recycling schemes operating whereby we collect and recycle our plastic tip packaging. Please call our team on 0845 5196 872

Q: How can I reduce the amount of plastic waste when using pipette tips?

A: Gilson have invested heavily in designing a wide range of tip packaging to meet customers’ needs in terms of budget, convenience and space. Our ECOpack, EASYpack and RELOAD packs are the most waste efficient tip packs available and use up to 70% less waste than other formats.