Razer celebrates World Environment Day by announcing the world’s first ECOLOGO-certified gaming mouse

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Razer™, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, celebrates World Environment Day by announcing that the Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential are the first gaming mice to achieve ECOLOGO® certification by the world leader in safety science, UL. The mice have passed UL2710, the Survey Plan for Wearable Electronics Durability, which certifies them as durable products.

Razer went through the certification process to assure its fans that its best-selling mice meet strict industry standards for environmental performance. Successful ECOLOGO® branding means the products have been evaluated by an independent third-party scientist and are aligned with Razer’s goals of being transparent with its community. Razer having the first ECOLOGO-certified gaming mice is a tribute to the brand’s commitment to making greener products, which is also a major pillar of its #GoGreenWithRazer ten-year sustainability plan.

First gaming mice to receive UL’s ECOLOGO

Razer chose these mice for certification not just because they’re bestsellers, but because they’re essential to any gamer’s battle station because of their speed, customization, and comfort. To certify them with the ECOLOGO® mark, UL considered several sustainability criteria. They assessed the mice as compliant with European regulated hazardous chemicals regulations and were also assessed for skin irritation and sensitization. UL also evaluated Razer’s repair and replacement management process, covering the ease of product disassembly by authorized service providers, how Razer communicates components requiring selective waste handling to service providers.

Sustainable packaging is another criteria met by the mice as they are packaged in FSC-certified material packaging that is free of heavy metals and chlorine and printed with 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 sound management, as evidenced by ISO 14001 certification.

“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, Chief Sustainability Officer at Razer. “Unlike companies that claim their products are sustainable, we go the extra mile to prove to our fans that our products are truly sustainable. Our gaming community can rest assured that their favorite mice have been carefully vetted by a trusted scientific organization. who reviewed a comprehensive list of criteria to award us ECOLOGO® certification.

“Through the use of the ECOLOGO® mark, companies like Razer can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and a cleaner environment through credible, independent review and certification by one of the most trusted eco-labels in the world,” said Doug Lockard, Vice President. President and General Manager of the Retail and Consumer Products Group at UL. “Eco-labels, such as ECOLOGO® Certification, UL GREENGUARD Certification, Environmental Product Declarations, or Validation of Environmental Claims, can help customers make informed purchasing decisions and select products with the environmental attributes and desired durability.”

Razer and UL to Advance Sustainable Manufacturing of Gaming Products

This isn’t the first time Razer and UL have worked together to pioneer sustainability within the industry. Last year at RazerCon 2021, the digital celebration of all things gaming, Razer announced that it had partnered with UL to promote a Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) ecolabel to to encourage sustainable manufacturing of gaming products. This was prompted by the fact that the gaming industry lacked a standardized way to measure sustainable products, and Razer sought to provide one.

As part of the partnership, Razer and UL have launched an industry-wide effort to identify key indicators of environmental impact that should be measured by all manufacturers of gaming products. industry to make sustainability endemic to gaming, the result will lead to more robust solutions for manufacturers to incorporate more sustainable practices into every step of their production process.

Razer is committed to going the extra mile to make more eco-friendly products while empowering consumers with the knowledge to make more informed choices. As the new ECOLOGO® branding rolls out to all Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential packaging by the end of 2022, all current users can rejoice in the knowledge that their mice are sustainably made.

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Razer’s three-headed snake mark is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the world.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

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Founded in 2005, Razer has two headquarters in Irvine, California and Singapore, with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai. Razer has 18 offices around the world and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the United States, Europe and China.

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