To celebrate World Environment Day (June 5th), Razer has announced that their Basilisk V3 and the DeathAdder Essential have received the ECOLOGO certification by the global safety certification company, UL.
The mice have passed UL2710, the Outline of Investigation for Sustainability for Portable Electronics, which certifies them as sustainable products for the environment. They are the first gaming mice in the world to receive the certification.
The ECOLOGO Certification
Razer says that they submitted the gaming mice for the certification process to assure fans that each mouse meets the strict environmental performance industry standards.
The ECOLOGO Mark achievement means that the products have been evaluated by an impartial independent scientific third party. To certify a product with the ECOLOGO Mark, UL look at several sustainability criteria. They evaluated that the mice comply with EU hazardous chemical restricted substance regulations and have also been assessed for skin irritation and sensitization.
UL further evaluates Razer’s process of repair and replacement management covering ease of product disassembly by authorized service providers, to how Razer communicates components requiring selective waste treatment to service providers.
Sustainable packaging is another criterion that the mice fulfilled. Razer was able to confirm the mice are boxed with packaging made of FSC certified material, free of heavy metals or chlorine, and printed in sustainable soy- ink so they can be easily recycled.
Finally, UL also inspected Razer’s facilities to certify that the mice were manufactured in facilities committed to environmentally responsible management as evidenced by certification to ISO 14001.
“What better way to celebrate World Environment Day than to share with our community that the very mice that help them win in games are also a win for the environment,” says Kenneth Ng, Sustainability Manager at Razer.
Doug Lockard, vice president and general manager for the Retail and Consumer Products group at UL also commented on Razer’s certification saying “Through the use of the ECOLOGO Mark, companies like Razer can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and a cleaner environment through credible, third-party review and certification by one of the most trusted ecolabeling programs in the world.”
A Sustainable Future for Razer Products
Razer and UL say that they also wish to advance the sustainable manufacturing of gaming products.
This isn’t the first time the two have worked together. Last year at RazerCon 2021, Razer announced that it partnered with UL to promote a Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) ecolabel to encourage the sustainable manufacturing of gaming products. This was prompted by the fact that the gaming industry lacks a standardized way to measure sustainable products.
A few months ago Razer also announced that their forest conservation project Sneki Snake will be entering a new protection target.
Razer says that they are committed to going the extra mile to make greener products while empowering consumers with the knowledge to make more informed choices.
The new ECOLOGO Mark will roll out on all Basilisk V3 and the DeathAdder Essential packaging by the end of 2022.