• Environmental Commitment

  • Our Commitment

    At Dolby, we are committed to responsible business - respectful of people and the environment. As such, we are constantly looking for ways to make our business more sustainable and reduce the impact that we and our partners have on the planet.

    To improve our environmental performance, we are monitoring our energy use and working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Our recycling and composting programs capture waste materials and reduce landfill waste. And, Dolby Voice delivers a dramatically better conferencing experience enabling productive meetings without the necessary travel, thus reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions.

    We look for opportunities to make our products more energy-efficient. Dolby products are free of hazardous materials restricted by the European RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation. Our products are compliant with the EU WEEE Directive and we have programs in place to reduce the impact of the eventual end-of-life of our products including electronic waste, packaging waste, and battery waste.

    We also strive to make positive impacts within our global communities. Our Dolby Cares Program includes significant employee volunteer work and company contributions focused on improving the lives of those around us. 

    We expect our stakeholders to share in our commitment and Dolby suppliers must comply with our environmental requirements including our Conflict Minerals policy and Modern Slavery Act Statement.

    Recycling at Dolby Laboratories

    State of California SB 20/SB 50 Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003

    Due to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, residents of California now pay a recycling fee when they buy a new TV, monitor, laptop, or other display device. These fees fund recycling practices through state-approved companies. Our confidential destruction supplier is an authorized and approved recycler for the state of California.

    Business Operations stocks recycled paper for all copiers, fax machines, and printers in San Francisco. Similar practices are in place at the European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Wherever possible, paper is reused and printer cartridges, mobile phones, and shredded documents are all returned for recycling.

    Conflict Minerals

    At Dolby, we believe ethical business practices are the only business practices. We are aware of the conflict minerals requirements associated with the Dodd-Frank Act, and we are actively engaged within our business to meet these requirements. While Dolby's business is unique and our business activities are far removed from mines and smelters, we have allocated resources within our organization to assess our supply chain and assure our compliance to these obligations. We are working within industry organizations such as the IPC to stay abreast of industry developments on this topic and to potentially help shape industry's response.

    Read the Dolby Conflict Minerals Policy.

    Read our Conflict Materials Report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Dolby Form SD and CMR.

    Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

    At Dolby, we believe in conducting business around the globe in a legal and ethical manner. We expect the companies we do business with to share our commitment. The U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires certain businesses to disclose efforts to prevent or otherwise eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. Dolby is committed to complying with these laws and has taken steps to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking do not play a role in our business.

    Read the current Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement.

    Eliminating Hazardous Materials in Electronic Equipment

    European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC, 2011/65/EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)

    Dolby engineers are ensuring that Dolby® professional products comply with the EU RoHS Directive requiring the removal of six hazardous substances by July 2006. For more information, visit the Europa website.

    Recycling of Electronic Equipment

    European Union Directive 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    As of August 13, 2005, all products manufactured by Dolby carry the crossed-out "wheeled bin" symbol in compliance with the EU WEEE Directive. The directive assigns the burden of responsibility for the provision of recycling at the product's end of life to the producer. Dolby's distributors and dealers within the EU fulfill this obligation for the products they sell. Where Dolby has a direct obligation, Dolby will engage in compliance schemes to comply with this requirement.

    For more information, visit the official website for the European Commission.

    Countries outside of the EU are not affected by the EU WEEE Directive. This program only applies to products manufactured by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., which are used by postproduction, film, cinema, and broadcast businesses. For recycling information on consumer electronics products that contain licensed Dolby technologies but are not manufactured by Dolby, please refer to the individual manufacturers' information.

    View our WEEE/Packaging/Battery information.

  • Dolby Conflict Minerals Policy

    Dolby minimizes the use of conflict minerals that finance or benefit armed groups.

  • Dolby Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

    Dolby believes in conducting business around the globe in a legal and ethical manner.


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