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.

Our thinking

We can’t just recycle office paper and claim to be making a difference. We have to think about every stage of our product’s life—including how it gets reused and recycled—and find opportunities to do better.

Recycle your old smoke alarm or thermostat.

Thermostats and smoke or CO alarms should be taken to a local collection point where they can be recycled in a way that protects human health and the environment.

We’re committed to making Nest products as sustainable as possible. Our packaging is 100% recyclable, we never use hazardous substances, we’re continuously improving.”
— Steve Johnson
Director, Materials and Procurement

Where we’re at now.

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

  • No hazardous substances. We’re fully compliant with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive).
  • We require ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certification in suppliers.
  • Worker safety. We’re continuing to develop our auditing process for worker safety, and are certified in compliance with local labor laws in manufacturing regions.
  • REACH compliance. We’re in accordance with this EU requirement to manage chemicals correctly and not to bring certain chemicals into the country.
  • Sustainability. We’re working with well-known corporations overseas in order to source from companies who are committed to improving social and environmental practices.