Expert in producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment
Producer responsibility is a legal obligation, for producers of electrical and electronic equipment, to oblige producers to arrange for the treatment and management of end-of-life equipment, at their own expense. The easiest way, for a manufacturer, importer or seller of electrical and electronic equipment, to fulfill his producer responsibility, is to join a producer organization. We, at Elker, take care of the collection and handling of the equipment, and the practical implementation of other producer responsibility obligations.
Join the producer organization
As the registered producer of electrical and electronic equipment, you report the number of devices put on the market, in continental Finland and Åland, on a quarterly basis, in Elker’s reporting system.
Return discarded devices to an official collection point. It´s free of charge for consumers. We take care of the proper and environmentally friendly treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Elker as an authorized representative for distance sellers
A company selling electrical and electronic equipment to another country must take care of the producer responsibilities in the country where the sales are made. A company selling directly to an end user to another EU country must appoint an authorized representative in the country of destination of the sale, who must be responsible for producer responsibility in accordance with the laws and regulations of that country. Elker can act as an authorized representative for a foreign company that sells electrical and electronic equipment directly to the end user to Finland. As Elker’s international corporate customer, you can take care of producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment and batteries in 26 other European countries in addition to Finland.
Are you concerned by the complexities of producer responsibility or the functions of the reporting system?
If you forget your password to the reporting portal, you can get a new one by pressing the Forgotten password link under the login menu. Read more how you can update the reporting contact person.
A finnish company selling EE equipment to another EU country (B2B or B2C sales) is obligated appointing an authorized representative to the destination country. This is how you fullfill your legal obligations of producer compliance.