Sustainability today covers a broad framework of aspects to consider, ranging from our "Code of Ethics" regarding the treatment of company personnel and the personnel of its suppliers, to the materials used in products and manufacturing processes.
At Ecler we want to create a positive impact on society, with the people who use our products, and also by ensuring that our products are manufactured in accordance with that "Code of Ethics".
In 2023 we obtained the
ISO 14001 certification
ISO 14001 is a tool, an environmental management system, aimed at demonstrating that companies are responsible and committed to environmental protection.
It's important to note that the obtained certifications cover both the company's production centers in Barcelona and Foshan.
Everything started to take shape in 2009
Ecler green facts
Ecler's commitment to sustainability began in 2009 with the publication of what we presented at the time as "Green Facts"
The longevity of Ecler products, the use of amplification technologies with higher efficiency than the competition, the incorporation of the auto-switch off system... were already at that time, strong arguments in our sustainability awareness.
You could say that efficiency is getting more watts to power more speakers from the same electrical wattage. Greater efficiency results in lower electrical consumption, also in less heat generation and consequently a lower need to cool amplifiers located in technical rooms, which at the same time turns to lower electrical consumption.
Our HSA, GPA, CA… Series incorporate "auto stand-by", a technology that puts the amplifier into standby mode when it does not detect a signal at its inputs, in this situation the consumption is reduced from 2.5 to 0.5W depending on the model. Our latest amplifier, VIDA, takes a step further in this regard, with the incorporation of a more evolved similar system: "sleep mode".
Planned Obsolescence, what is that?
Our products have always been conceived, designed, and built to last – it's part of Ecler's DNA. The experience we've accumulated since Ecler manufactured its first PAM400 amplifier in 1983 is a testament to the long lifespan of the amplifiers we make today.
It's not uncommon to find amplifiers assembled in the 90s that are still delivering satisfactory service today. Our robust designs and well-sized components, coupled with meticulous manufacturing and a current failure rate of less than 0.4%, are a guarantee of a long service life for our entire range.
Recycled and Recyclable materials
We work to reduce the use of materials that generate electronic waste (e-waste). We design products with materials that can be recycled and are free of hazardous substances, in accordance with current regulations.
WEEE, marked by Royal Decree 110/2015, of February 20, 2015, concerns waste from electrical and electronic equipment. Ecler is affiliated with Ecotic, the reference entity at the national level for recycling waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
All our products comply with the RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU adopted by the European Union, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Likewise, the European WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU promotes the recycling, reuse, and recovery of equipment waste to reduce pollution. These directives also emphasize the prudent use of natural resources. Both aim to improve and increase the recycling of waste from electrical and electronic equipment.
Under the premise of ensuring that our products arrive intact to any corner of the world, our packaging has been conceived and verified. Starting from 2022, all newly launched products only use 90% recycled cardboard, which has been internally verified following ISTA protocols to ensure the protection of the contained products. Internal protections and accessories are made of recycled materials and are recyclable.
The packaging includes a QR code printed on its inner flaps, giving access to user manuals and all the necessary information for starting up the equipment. Finally, the mandatory safety instructions, as marked by the standard, are provided on recycled paper, along with the obligatory warranty card.
Logically and progressively, Ecler will incorporate these new standards into its entire range.
Little details day by day
We strive to travel only when necessary and have made video-conferencing a regular tool. Almost half of the workers in the areas of finance, sales, marketing, and software development work remotely.
We are significantly reducing the use of paper, plastic cups, and actively separating our waste to facilitate recycling. Every bit counts...
NEEC Audio Barcelona has a recharge area for plug-in vehicles, e-bikes, and electric scooters.
Statement on Ecler's sustainability
Daniel González, Marketing Director
For almost 60 years now, we have been helping people share music and improve communication across race and borders. Also, as responsible members of the Business Community, we are committed to reducing and if possible eliminating environmental impact in the creation, manufacture and distribution of our branded products. We must work and act now, to protect the planet for future generations.