Design and Procurement

In compliance with global laws and standards, Casio is striving to achieve environmentally compliant product design and green procurement.

Environmental laws and regulations relating to Casio products and green procurement

As a company with operations around the world, Casio must comply with the laws and standards of many different countries.

This is why Casio starts with the design and procurement stages to ensure that its products comply with restrictions on specified chemical substances in parts and materials, while complying with obligations for labeling, information provision and energy-saving standards for finished products.

Covering the procurement stage, Casio has formulated Casio Green Procurement Standards to cover the legal regulations for the chemical substances contained in Casio products, and is procuring its parts and materials in accordance with those standards. To ensure that Casio products comply with the latest laws and standards around the world, the Casio Green Procurement Standards are constantly reviewed and updated. Thus, by procuring parts and materials that meet its own strict standards, Casio can be confident that its product development meets legal requirements worldwide. Casio also ensures the compliance of its products by scientifically verifying and analyzing the content of chemical substances in parts and materials used.

In the design stage, the company confirms that all parts and materials that will go into a completed Casio product meet the Casio Green Procurement Standards. Products are approved for production only after confirmation using a database of the chemical substances contained in procured materials.

Casio selects recyclable materials and provides symbol marks and the necessary information to ensure separate collection, complying with the relevant laws and standards worldwide on product recovery and recycling as well as on chemical substances contained in products.

In response to laws and regulations requiring more energy-saving designs (such as the ErP Ecodesign Directive), Casio is creating technical documents and other internal standards.

The table below shows the principal environmental laws relating to the distribution of Casio products in countries around the world.

Major environmental laws and regulations related to Casio products

(as of May 2017)





Collection and Recycling

Hazardous Substances

Energy conservation

Collection and Recycling

Hazardous Substances

Collection and Recycling

Hazardous Substances

Biocidal Products Regulations
POP Regulation

EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Batteries directive

Norway   Chemical substance regulations          

Turkey WEEE & RoHS

Turkey ErP

Turkey packaging regulations

Turkey batteries regulations


Serbia WEEE & RoHS


Serbia batteries directive

Ukraine   Ukraine RoHS          
Customs Union (Eurasian Economic Commission)   Customs Union: RoHS Customs Union: ErP (draft)        
US Each state's TV/PC recycling laws Each state's mercury regulations, California Proposition 65, California SB50, California regulations on formaldehyde, safer consumer product regulations US federal law, and external power supply efficiency regulations in each state California's Rigid Plastic Packaging Container recycling program, and rigid plastic container labeling regulations in each state Each state's packaging and heavy metal regulations Each state's rechargeable battery recycling regulations  
Canada Each state's electric appliance recycling regulations Products Containing Mercury Regulations,
Canada Chemical substance regulations
External power energy efficiency regulations Each state's packaging material collection programs     Products Containing Mercury Regulations
Mexico     Energy consumption labeling regulations,
External power energy efficiency regulations (draft)
Brazil Brazil's Solid Waste Law     Brazil's Solid Waste Law   Brazil's Solid Waste Law Brazil batteries regulation
Argentina Argentina WEEE (draft)         Argentina WEEE (draft) Argentina batteries regulation
Peru Peru WEEE            
Paraguay             Paraguay batteries regulations
Columbia           Columbia batteries regulations Columbia batteries regulations
Israel Israel WEEE     Israel packaging regulations      
Jordan Jordan WEEE (draft) Jordan RoHS (draft) Jordan ErP        
UAE   UAE RoHS (draft)          
China China WEEE China RoHS China Energy Label China RoHS     Dry-Cell Battery Mercury Regulations
South Korea

South Korea RoHS/WEEE/ELV

South Korea Energy Conservation Law South Korea Recycling Law   South Korea Recycling Law South Korea batteries regulations
Taiwan   Taiwan RoHS       Battery recycling regulations Regulations on heavy metal in batteries
Australia     External power energy efficiency regulations        

India's e-waste law

Viet Nam Viet Nam WEEE Viet Nam RoHS       Viet Nam WEEE  
Indonesia Household waste regulations            
Singapore   Singapore RoHS,
Singapore Mercury Regulations
        Singapore batteries regulations
Thailand Thai WEEE (draft)            
Philippines Philippines WEEE (draft)            
Japan Small Electronic Devices Recycling Act   Energy Conservation Law Container and Packaging Recycling Law   Recycling Law Act on Preventing Environmental Pollution from Mercury
Global conventions   Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Mercury Convention     Convention on POPs   Mercury Convention

As an initiative to help prevent climate change in the procurement stage, Casio requests suppliers not to use greenhouse gases in the manufacturing process, and also to ascertain and reduce their emissions of CO2. In the development and design stages, Casio promotes product development by setting targets that surpass its competitors' products with the best energy consumption efficiency in the same category.