Social & environmental responsibility

Our company focuses on reducing waste and using energy wisely. It’s important to us to practice what we preach.

We think about Nest's impact every step of the way.

Driving social responsibility efforts.

We want to have a positive impact on our community. Nest strives to be a good citizen when it comes to environmental and social responsibility.

Where we are now.

Nest is still growing and changing. Every day, we see more that we could do, and we plan to do it. But this is where we are now:

  • We're compliant with RoHS, an EU directive governing the use of hazardous substances, and REACH, an EU regulation governing the production and use of chemical substances.
  • We require our suppliers to have an environmental management system that meets the standards of ISO 14001 or equivalent standards.
  • We expect our suppliers to maintain safe and healthy workplaces and to implement a management system that meets the OHSAS 18001 standards or equivalent standards. Our Supplier Code of Conduct directs suppliers to minimise the impact of potential emergency situations and safety hazards by enacting safe procedures, preventative maintenance, and emergency plans and training.

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) contains materials, components and substances that may be hazardous and present a risk to human health and the environment when waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is not handled correctly.

Equipment marked with the below crossed-out wheeled bin is electrical and electronic equipment. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol indicates that waste electrical and electronic equipment should not be discarded together with unseparated household waste, but must be collected separately.

For this purpose all local authorities have established collection schemes under which residents can dispose waste electrical and electronic equipment at a recycling centre or other collection points, or WEEE will be collected directly from households. More detailed information is available from the technical administration of the relevant local authority.

Users of electrical and electronic equipment must not discard WEEE together with household waste. Residents must use the municipal collection schemes to reduce adverse environmental impacts in connection with disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment and to increase opportunities for reuse, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Nest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc., which is, in turn, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., and we have adopted Google's Supplier Code of Conduct and participate in Google's Anti-modern slavery, Responsible supply chain and Conflict minerals programmes.