We have always had a philosophy of avoiding the incorporation of scarce resources into our products wherever possible. We have set ourselves a goal of eliminating brominated fire retardants in plastics.
Fisher & Paykel has long been committed to environmentally conscious operations as a business, and to creating new products that increasingly limit the impact on the environment's natural resources. We take care to ensure our appliances reduce impact on the environment throughout their lifetime. We strive to meet international standards such as Energy Star and WELS rating ratings. Production material is carefully selected to reduce strain on the environment.
Select of Materials
All our factories operate On-line manufacturing. This results in less waste and less inventory. All packaging is either reused or recycled, which eliminates waste and reduces the amount of packaging that is dumped into landfill.
Better by design
We avoid construction techniques that combine incompatible materials in a way that cannot be easily separated. We mark plastic moldings showing which raw materials they are made of, which assists with recycling.
We have been committed to environmentally responsible processes, right across our operations long before the words sustainability and global warming became common. Our commitment has delivered countless innovations in energy saving.
Our commitment to recycling started in 1993. The NZ recycling center deals with 25,000 old appliances annually. We actively work within regulatory regimes in various countries to achieve maximum recycling of products at their end of life.