Post-sales recycling program
Nintendo of America offers consumers, both in the U.S. and Canada, recycling for any of their video game products (not just Nintendo products) through our Take Back Program.
Under this program, Nintendo of America will supply postage, along with instructions on how to send video game products to us for R2-certified* recycling. Upon request, we will also provide fully recyclable packaging for the consumer. Our recycling partners are all contractually required to have R2 certification to ensure that the materials are handled properly and securely.
During 2021, we received over 7,000 items for recycling from our consumers. The combined weight was more than 1.5 tons. None of these materials will end up in landfill.
*Responsible Recycling is a standard for recycling electronics that is practiced throughout North and South America. The official name is Responsible Recycling ("R2") Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs for Electronics Recyclers.
Reduction of office CO2 emissions
The Sustainability Committee at Nintendo of America was established in 2020 and is composed of members chosen from various departments across the organization. As an extension of Nintendo’s ongoing environment-focused CSR activities, its goal to explore new ways to advance the company’s sustainability efforts.
Since 2020, because of the Sustainability Committee’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from operations, Nintendo of America has purchased 100-percent renewable energy for our Redmond offices and shipping facility. We also participate in a carbon-balance program contributing to local reforestation projects aiming to offset CO2 generated by natural-gas usage in our cafeterias and other areas.