Digi-Key Environmental - Conservation, Education & Waste Reduction

A Message From the President

As a major employer in Northwest Minnesota, Digi-Key has long been aware of its potential impact on our shared resources and, therefore, its responsibility to be a good environmental steward. As Digi-Key continues to grow, our commitment is to minimize the impact of our business on the environment while continuing to provide the best customer service in the industry.

Dave Doherty
President, Digi-Key Electronics

Environmental Certifications

To demonstrate Digi-Key's commitment to protect the environment and mitigate adverse environmental impacts, in 2008 Digi-Key became certified to ISO 14001 with annual compliance auditing. Digi-Key also maintains multiple state certifications for air, soil, and storm water protection.

Environmental Policy/Mission Statement

Digi-Key is committed to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment and to abiding by all applicable and relevant national and international environmental laws and regulations. To accomplish this Digi-Key will maintain an Environmental Management System that will:

  • Include Efforts to Maximize the Efficient Use of Corporate Resources, Prevent Pollution, and Reduce Waste.
  • Increase Environmental Awareness Among Customers, Suppliers, and Employees.
  • Be Fully Supported and Reviewed Annually by Executive Management.
  • Monitor and Assure Compliance to all National and International Laws and Regulations.
  • Identify and Monitor Key Environmental Metrics.
  • Provide Continuous Improvement.
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Smart Packaging/Environmental Packaging

In 2008, Digi-Key made a conscious decision to decrease our environmental impact. By decreasing the number of box sizes, utilizing corrugate with high recycled content and certification to Sustainable Forestry Initiative, introducing environmentally friendly Geami, working with our suppliers to also utilize environmentally friendly packaging materials, and recycling/reusing the material we do receive.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Digi-Key has implemented numerous recycling & reuse programs for products such as paper, cardboard, plastics, aluminum cans, packing material, batteries, metals, electronic components, hazardous materials, and other materials. Some material is donated to local charity and business. To reduce the landfill impact, Dig-Key's "Green Mug" program provides all new employees with a reusable mug reducing the amount of single use plastic, aluminum cans, and Styrofoam utilized. Throughout the facility, water bottle refill stations have been installed.

Energy Conservation

In 2018, Digi-Key began implementing new features in the warehouse expansion including several energy efficient solutions like LED Lighting, sensors to turn off lights when not needed, energy efficient equipment throughout the facility, and a white roof to reflect heat. The main campus facility and parking lot primary lighting sources have been converted from fluorescent bulbs to LED bulbs.

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Digi-Key is aware of and supports the European Union's RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU and the 2015/863 amendment adding the 4 phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP. As an authorized distributor, Digi-Key is able to provide information and documentation made available to us by the manufacturers regarding the material content of the product we sell or the manufacturing processes used to make these products.

Digi-Key will display RoHS statuses on our website, quotes, pack lists and invoices. We also offer a RoHS Verification Tool that can be used to obtain the RoHS status of a single or multiple parts.

This part is RoHS compliant.

RoHS Compliant - These parts are compliant with the RoHS 2011/65/EU Directive and the 2015/863 amendment – including parts that are compliant under an exemption as part of the directive.

This part is RoHS non-compliant.

RoHS Non-Compliant - These parts are not compliant with the 2011/65/EU Directive and the 2015/863 amendment

RoHS N/A - These parts are not subject to the RoHS directive as they fall outside of the scope. This includes most batteries, tools and development/evaluation kits/boards.

Digi-Key distributes a very wide selection of products, including those that are RoHS Compliant and RoHS Non-Compliant.

Customers must take an active role in understanding environmental compliance of product and selecting products accordingly.

For additional information regarding the RoHS2 Directive, please see European Commission website.

Please direct specific questions regarding RoHS2 to Environmental@DigiKey.com

RoHS status information supplied by Digi-Key is based solely on information provided to Digi-Key by the manufacturer. Digi-Key is not responsible for the accuracy of this information

Digi-Key is aware of and supports the European Union’s REACH Regulation (EC No 1907/2006). As an authorized distributor, Digi-Key is able to provide information and documentation made available to us by the manufacturers regarding the material content of the product we sell or the manufacturing processes used to make these products.

We are actively surveying our suppliers to gain awareness of their compliance with the REACH Regulation.

Digi-Key will display REACH status icons and dates to indicate which SVHC (substance of very high concern) update the product was identified as being compliant. The icons and explanation of the REACH statuses are explained below. A status date alongside the icon will be noted when applicable. REACH status information supplied by Digi-Key is based solely on information provided to Digi-Key by the manufacturer. Digi-Key is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

REACH Unaffected

REACH Unaffected - The product and its packaging does not contain any substances of very high concern (SVHCs) as identified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

REACH Affected

REACH Affected - The product does contain a substance of very high concern (SVHC) as identified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and may require consideration prior to ordering this part.

N/A REACH - The product has not yet been classed for REACH status.

Digi-Key distributes a very wide selection of products, and not all the products we sell have a REACH status at this time.

Customers must take an active role in understanding environmental compliance of product and selecting products accordingly.

For additional information regarding the REACH Regulation, please see ECHA website.

Please direct specific questions regarding REACH to Environmental@DigiKey.com

Digi-Key is aware of the update to the California Proposition 65 regulation that took effect in August 2018. We are working with our supply chain to ensure our continued compliance with the CA Prop 65 regulation.

We will continue to pass on any CA Prop 65 information and warnings that we receive from our suppliers. Applicable warning information can be found on the part detail pages on our website and will accompany shipments as required.

Additional information regarding CA Prop 65 can be found: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

Please direct specific questions regarding California Proposition 65 to Environmental@DigiKey.com

Digi-Key Electronics is aware of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 regarding Conflict Minerals. Conflict Minerals include the following minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries:

  • Casserite (Tin)
  • Columbite-Tantalite (Tantalum)
  • Wolframite (Tungsten)
  • Gold

As an authorized distributor of electronic components and participating member of ECIA, we are able provide the Responsible Minerals Initiative Conflict Mineral Reporting Templates (RMI CMRTs) when made available by the manufacturers.

Links to CMRTs from ECIA Member companies can be found: https://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/member-company-information/

Digi-Key Electronics is unable to make any claims of material content regarding the product another company manufactures or to certify to the RMI CMRT.

Please direct inquiries regarding Conflict Minerals to Environmental@DigiKey.com.

As an authorized distributor, Digi-Key is able to provide information and documentation made available to us by the manufacturers regarding the material content of the product we sell or the manufacturing processes used to make these products.

Digi-Key does not intentionally add or expose the products we sell to Mercury.

Digi-Key does carry products that contain Mercury, and those products are designated as CONTAINS MERCURY on our website, quotes, pack lists and invoices and include a note regarding proper disposal.

Please direct specific questions regarding Conflict Minerals to Environmental@DigiKey.com.

As an authorized distributor, Digi-Key is able to provide information and documentation made available to us by the manufacturers regarding the material content of the product we sell or the manufacturing processes used to make these products.

Examples of Material Composition information include:

  • Full Material Declarations
  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Halogen
  • Latex
  • Red Phosphorus
  • Asbestos

Please direct specific questions regarding Material Composition to Environmental@DigiKey.com