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Environmental Sustainability

A smaller footprint is our best foot forward

The technology we help our partners create enables many possibilities that make the world smarter and safer, but for us, protecting our planet’s environment has to come first. Sustainability is a big part of the “what” we’re reaching for each and every day.

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Because we operate in so many countries across oceans and continents, it is of utmost importance that we pay careful attention to managing our carbon footprint and our impact on every community where we do business. That means holding ourselves – and our partners – to the highest standards. We encourage manufacturers to make environmental information available on their websites and partner closely with suppliers to provide customers with all the proper information/declarations available from related manufacturers. Read our Global Environmental Policy and CY16-2017 Carbon Footprint Analysis..

While continually recognized for our environmental efforts, we are committed to coming up with smart ideas to do more.

Environmental recognition

  • Green Enterprise IT Award, Uptime Institute
  • Top 12 Green IT Companies, Computerworld
  • Green 15, InfoWorld
  • Avnet EBV Elektronik awarded Mayor of Munich’s Golden Award for commitment to climate protection.

Ensuring compliance


Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a law regulating chemical substances in the EU / EEA, is designed to protect human health and the environment.


EU RoHS Directive

The Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS II), replacing Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS I), targets Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) in order to avoid adverse impacts on human health and the environment.


All product information relating to environmental compliance, including, but not limited to REACH and RoHS, is provided to Avnet by the product manufacturers and is provided by Avnet on an "AS IS" basis. Avnet makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. AVNET DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND LIABILITIES UNDER ANY THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT INFORMATION PROVIDED. Avnet recommends you validate any product Information before using or acting on such information. All product information is subject to change without notice. Avnet is not responsible for typographical or other errors or omissions in product information.

EU REACH Compliance

REACH statement

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EU RoHS Compliance

RoHS Statement


Conflict Minerals

As a distributor of electronic components and embedded technology, Avnet Silica promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain.

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