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Product Stewardship

Our goal is to create safe, comfortable products that are easy to use. We strongly support global efforts to eliminate hazardous materials from all parts of the production process and packaging.

Product Development

Product Development

Poly has always made every effort to deliver products that exceed our customers' expectations. True to this endeavor, we have implemented a number of process improvements to help evaluate the use of alternative or "green" materials in products and packaging.

Our internal Green Design Team has worked to implement a formal environmental review process that takes into account evolving regulatory and customer requirements, as well as leading sustainability practices. In response to these design considerations, Poly has specified halogen-free and PVC-free materials in select new premium products going forward. In addition, Poly products began being designed phthalate free in 2011. We are currently working to remove phthalates from legacy products lines as well.

We've also made our power supply units more energy-efficient, which complies with global regulations on product power consumption.

Poly's long history of supporting environmentally sound manufacturing processes has been recognized by numerous cities, agencies, and organizations over the years.

RoHS and WEEE Compliance

We were one of the first companies to achieve full compliance with the European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. We worked closely with our suppliers to help ensure that our entire supplier network followed RoHS requirements.

In Europe, we also led the way in complying with the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive: All discarded Poly products and packaging can be safely disposed of or recycled.

Environmental management software has also improved our reporting capabilities for hazardous-materials legislation such as RoHS, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances), and California's Proposition 65. In addition, we access a data warehouse service to improve the level of information available about our product components.

ISO Certification

Each one of Poly's global facilities has ISO 9001 certification: We are recognized for having systems in place that ensure that we develop, produce, and deliver quality products. Our Mexico and Europe facilities have also achieved ISO 14001 certification, which ensures that we are constantly improving the ways our products are manufactured.

TCO Certification

TCO Certified Headsets 2 is a global certification for headsets designed for maximum performance, usability and minimal environmental impact. It shows that Poly products have passed independent testing for low emissions, superior sound quality and high durability.

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Commitment Letters

The letters below may be printed and distributed as necessary, to show our compliance with various environmental regulations around the world. For letters that certify compliance with a different law, or for questions regarding our commitment to other regulations, please contact our Quality Department at: qualitydept@poly.com

WEEE

RoHS

Proposition 65

REACH

Exemption 7(C)-III

Takeback & Recycle Program

As a supplier of electronic communication products, Poly recognizes its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and embraces the opportunity to help protect and preserve our environment by providing safe ways to dispose of electronic waste. With this goal in mind, we've created the Poly Takeback and Recycle Program as part of our corporate environmental initiative. Customers can be confident that Poly branded “end of life” products will be managed responsibly.

Poly is committed to ethical business principles and promotion of human rights. This includes responsible manufacturing of our products and responsible sourcing of materials. Plantronics requires its suppliers to share in this commitment and has established the Poly Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations of Poly suppliers in conducting business in a legal, ethical and responsible manner.

Poly Supplier Code of Conduct requires Poly suppliers ensure that parts and products supplied to Poly containing tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold, be DRC Conflict-free. DRC Conflict-free parts and products contain no metals derived from “Conflict Minerals” such that they directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or adjoining countries where human rights violations are alleged. In accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Reform & Consumer Protection Act, Poly is working with its suppliers to conduct due diligence and implement policies and procedures so that Poly may make proper and accurate disclosures and to enable Plantronics products to be DRC Conflict-free. Due diligence methods employed by Poly and its suppliers are based on those described in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

Plantronics supports the EICC/GeSi Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and collects smelter data by supplier surveys using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT). Plantronics is an active CFSI member and Plantronics associates world-wide participate in a number the CFSI sub teams, including CMRT, Due Diligence Practices, and Smelter Engagement. We have provided annual training on CM best practices to our key supply chain partners. We engaged consultants to evaluate our Conflict Minerals programs during development. We conducted an audit readiness assessment of our CY2014 Conflict Minerals Report to prepare for future Private Sector audits. We have automated many of our internal Conflict Minerals data collection and evaluation functions through use of Supplier Soft, a Salesforce-based application developed for Conflict Minerals programs. In a recent Tulane University evaluation of all CY2014 Form SD and CMR filings based on criteria combining Compliance and Best Practices, Plantronics was rated among the top 15 of all Form SD and CMR filers, providing independent verification of our commitment to a Conflict-free supply chain.

You can report issues regarding Conflict Minerals, and other business conduct matters, at Plantronics by either clicking on the link or via mail:

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Legal Department and General Counsel
Plantronics, Inc.
345 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95060 USA

SEC Filings

Conflict Minerals Report and Form SD

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