Environmental Initiatives and Certifications

Environmental responsibility is an integral part of our business operations and it is our duty to minimise the environmental impact of our products and services.

Sharp New Zealand's implemented a comprehensive environmental policy that sets out our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. 

We are dedicated to complying with all relevant environmental laws and regulations, and we strive to constantly improve our environmental performance. 

Sustainable Business Network's Circular Economy Directory. 

Circular Economy Directory

Aimed at helping businesses reduce their environmental impact, the directory connects businesses in Aotearoa seeking circular solutions to stamp out waste. Sharp New Zealand is committed to reducing our environmental impact - and we have taken steps to do this by providing:

  • A free toner recycling programme 
  • Free packaging removal and recycling 
  • End of life refurbish programme 
  • Technology to digitise paper-based processes 

Sharp is accredited with the Product Stewardship Scheme by the Minister for the Environment. 

Product Stewardship

The scheme incorporates recycling of all the company’s electrical and electronic products and equipment. It also includes product that is returned to Sharp and is used internally. All multifunction and consumer electronics products will be assessed to see if they can be reused or recycled. If they can be re-used, they are repaired and sold second-hand. The remaining products will be recycled. 

Sharp New Zealand is committed to reducing the negative impacts of business practice on the environment through internationally accredited and respected processes, which is why we have focused our efforts on ISO accreditations

first and foremost. 

ISO 14001

Sharp New Zealand is registered to the internationally recognised environmental management system, ISO14001. Our ISO system is audited every 24 months by Lloyds Global. We continually strive to contribute towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities and products and regularly review our targets to achieve better environmental performance year-on-year.   

View our ISO 14001 Certificate

Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Environmental Policy

The Directors, Managers, and staff of Sharp Corporation of New Zealand are committed to protecting the environment and preventing pollution while conducting our business in distribution, technically supporting and servicing our full range of consumer and business technologies

Sharp's aims to

  • To conduct business in a manner that is environmentally responsible having due regard for the Corporate Environmental Policy, changing community. standards and expectations, and to comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations, and other compliance obligations that Sharp subscribes to.
  • To monitor and modify Sharp's environmental activities to ensure compliance with changing laws, standards and community attitudes.
  • To conserve resources used by Sharp in the execution of our company's business including the maintenance of an effective energy conservation strategy when it is cost-effective.
  • To achieve ongoing improvement in environmental management and the prevention of pollution.
  • To provide environmental training to relevant staff to ensure proper operation of the Environmental Management System.
  • To implement the environmental policy through the Compliance Management Committee, which will set objectives and targets for environmental matters within Sharp, and provide the resources necessary to support Sharp's environmental policy and its initiatives, including encouraging and reviewing staff recommendations leading to improvements in Sharp's performance.
  • To maintain certification to ISO 14001 and the Sharp Voluntary Product Stewardship Scheme that is accredited and audited by the Ministry for The Environment.