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Keysight's Circular Economy Contributions

Keysight's Circular Economy Contributions

Published 09-01-21

Submitted by Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies | Circular Economy Brief

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

It’s not just about waste management

A circular economy favors activities that preserve value in the form of energy, labor and materials. This means designing for long-lasting use, reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling to keep products, components, and materials circulating in the economy.

Keysight’s contributions

Keysight’s main contribution to a Circular Economy is assuring our solutions are designed and produced to support an extensive use phase, of up to 40 years active service; supported by our calibration, repair and remarketing services.

Relating our Business activities into the Circular Economy model

  • MAINTAINING: Instruments must provide repeatable and accurate results throughout their lifetime. Periodic calibration services assure the quality of measurements are maintained year after year;
  • REPAIRING: While products are designed for long term reliability, failures do occur. Repair services help minimize any instrument down-time and customer disruption. Equipment is supported for a minimum of five years after market withdrawal;
  • REFURBISHING: Technology does not stand still, and enhancements and upgrades are made available to extend the useful life of equipment. When a newer piece of equipment is finally required, substantial trade-in discounts are offered to customers; providing a strong incentive to return equipment to Keysight. We have a dedicated business to refurbish equipment and offer the equipment for sale;
  • RECYCLING: Equipment only enters the waste stream many decades after being placed on the market. Our contribution to the stream of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is insignificant (<0.2% of all EU WEEE1). While return to Keysight is made available, most customers responsibly manage end of life equipment through their B2B waste processes.

Additional resources: Keysight Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website.

1 Eurostat: WEEE Data 2017 – Monitoring and Control percentage of all EEE placed on the market in 2017 was 1.93%. The Test and Measurement Coalition has estimated the total contribution for the Industrial Monitoring and Control sector to be 0.20%. 

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments.

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