Everything you need to know about ERP
The European Recycling Platform, ERP, is a cooperation between companies concerned by the WEEE-directive. The cooperation was established as these companies want to make sure that they can fulfill the requirements the WEEE-directive puts on them, in an ecologically efficient as well as a competitive way.
P&G, Electrolux, HP and Sony have long participated in various business and industry associations together. The four companies also have a common view on key aspects of recycling electrical and electronic equipment. Notably, the importance of individual producer responsibility, the need for competition in the WEEE services market and a desire for market-based structures that reward improved 'design for recycling'.
Based on the experience of its operations in Austria, Ireland and Germany, ERP delivers always the best price for the WEEE compliance service. ERP has initiated competition between compliance schemes in these countries which has moved the overall WEEE take back cost significantly down. However, a detailed assessment of savings per company can only be done based on a company's detailed products portfolio.
The ERP is designed as a horizontal compliance scheme covering all WEEE categories and covers bulbs/lamps in some countries where our customers and / or legislation requires ERP to do so. ERP has recently started its battery waste take-back operations.
The Electrolux Group is the world's largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen. More information is available at http://www.electrolux.com.
Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. More information is available at http://www.sony-europe.com.
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. More information is available at http://www.hp.com
Procter & Gambleis composed of 3 different business units: beauty and grooming, household care and health and well being. Among its brands, stand out Duracell for batteries and Braun for household appliances.
ERP Coordination Office
Viale Assunta, 101 – 20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) - Italy
Phone: (+39) 02 9214 7479