Waste electrical equipment: Take-back information
Information requirements according to §18 or §19a German Electrical Akt "ElektroG3" (amended)
AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH manufactures electric drives and control units for smoke and heat exhaust systems and natural ventilation of buildings.
According to the EU Directive on services in the internal market, the planning, delivery, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, dismantling and disposal of such systems may only be carried out by service providers certified in accordance with DIN EN 16763:2017-04 "Services for fire safety systems and security systems". These must have adequately trained specialist personnel with knowledge of electronics and electrical engineering, in particular smoke and heat exthaust systems, and appropriate factory equipment as well as quality and spare parts management. Furthermore, security systems are subject to an annual maintenance obligation by certified service providers.
For this reason, AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH supplies its products exclusively to commercial customers (b2b devices), who usually maintain their own take-back systems for waste electrical equipment.
1. Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment
The symbol of the "crossed-out dustbin" on electrical appliances means that you are legally obliged to dispose of the appliances separately from unsorted houshlod waste. Disposal via household waste, such as the residual waste bin or the yellow bin, is prohibited!
2. Removal of batteries
Some of our appliances contain batteries or rechargeable batteries that can be removed from the old electrical appliance without destroying it. You must remove them before disposal and dispose of them separately.
3. Options for returning old appliances
You can have your waste of electrical and electronical equipment (WEEE) disposed of by the service providers who maintain or service your equipment. Furthermore, as an end user or service provider, you can return your waste electrical equipment directly to us as the manufacturer. Please fill in the return form and send it off. We will contact you as soon as possible to process the return. According to German "ElektroG3", the return of b2b devices may be subject to a fee.
4. Data privacy
We would like to point out to all end-users of WEEE that you are responsible for deleting personal data from the WEEE to be disposed of, if any.
5. Manufacturer registration number
In accordance with the ElektroG3, we are registered with the responsible foundation ear® (Elektro-Altgeräte Register), Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nuremberg, as a manufacturer of electrical and electronic equipment of the AUMÜLLER brand and the equipment type large and small appliances for exclusive use in other than private households (b2b appliances).
WEEE register number: DE75065431
6. Collection and recycling rates
Under the WEEE Directive, EU member states are obliged to collect data on WEEE and transmit it to the European Commission. You can find more information on this on the German BMU website.
German Packaging Akt
The German Packaging Akt of 5 July 2017, last amended by Article 2 of the Act of 22 September 2021 (Packaging Akt), sets out the requirements for product responsibility in accordance with Section 23 of the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act for packaging. The objectives of the German Packaging Act are the protection of the environment and fair competition. It is intended to help avoid waste and return as many raw materials as possible to the material cycle in order to conserve natural resources. Among other things, the Packaging Act obliges manufacturers to assume responsibility for the entire life cycle of their packaging.
Manufacturers of products whose sales packaging and outer packaging could typically accumulate as waste in private households and comparable places after use, also referred to as "packaging subject to system participation" in the sense of the German Packaging Act, must dispose of it via a nationwide dual system.
In addition to schools, hotels and public authorities, comparable places also include agricultural and handicraft enterprises, whose packaging can be collected in a household-typical rhythm with a collection container of a maximum size of 1,100 litres.
AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH supplies electrical drives and control units for systems for natural smoke and heat exhaust as well as for natural ventilation via window automation. The products are basically supplied to commercial specialist companies in the field of electrical installation or window/facade construction. As a manufacturer, we have no influence on the behaviour and downstream distribution channels of our products. Consequently, we cannot rule out the possibility that the packaging of our products will be disposed of in typical household collection containers. Since sustainability and environmental protection characterise our mission statement, we participate in the dual recycling system for packaging.
Notice in accordance with § 15 Para. 1 of the German Packaging Act
AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH is registered in the LUCID database of the Central Packaging Register under the number DE 5288746785274 as a manufacturer of products placed on the market in packaging subject to system participation.
For the purpose of taking back and disposing of packaging materials, we participate in the dual system:
You may dispose of the packaging materials of our products free of charge in the household waste containers provided for this purpose (e.g. yellow sack, blue/green bin, etc.) or at the comunal waste collection points. Please observe the corresponding information in the installation instructions of the products.
You can find more information about the German Packaging Acthere.
Notice and information obligations pursuant to §18 (1) German Battery Akt (BattG2)
In connection with the sale of batteries or accumulators or with the delivery of products containing them, we are obliged to inform you of the following in accordance with the German Battery Akt:
The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin on batteries or accumulators indicates that they must not be disposed of with household waste at the end of their life. If batteries or accumulators contain mercury, cadmium or lead, you will find the respective chemical symbol (Hg, Cd or Pb) below the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin. You are legally obliged to return old batteries and accumulators. You can do this free of charge at a retail outlet or at another collection point near you. Addresses of suitable collection points can be obtained from your city or local government. Further information on the German Battery Akt can be found here.
Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (LkSG)
Policy statement according to § 6 (2) LkSG
In Germany, the "Act on Corporate Due Diligence of Enterprises in Supply Chains" (LkSG) came into force on 01.01.2023. AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH is currently affected by this as a direct supplier in accordance with § 2 (7) LkSG.
Our company philosophy is characterized by our vision, our mission statement and our values. We are aware of our responsibility as an internationally operating company, take all internationally recognized human rights and social principles seriously and are committed to environmental protection and sustainability. In this sense, we implement the due diligence obligations as a direct supplier in our own company and in our entire value chain on our own responsibility. Accordingly, we have embedded our own risk management, with appropriate risk analysis, suitable preventive measures, universally accessible complaints procedure and effective remedial measures in our business activities.
The policy statement of AUMÜLLER AUMATIC GmbH on compliance and implementation of the obligations according to § 6 (2) LkSG can be found here.