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Lenovo products comply with the laws and regulations into each country we ship. Lenovo products are designed, tested and approved to meet worldwide standards for Product Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Ergonomics and other regulatory compulsory requirements, when used for their intended purpose.

Contact e-mail addresses contained within the sections of this webpage should be used only if the compliance or environmental information cannot be found using the links below. These contact e-mail addresses do not support general questions about Lenovo products or services. For questions not related to compliance or environmental information, please see the “Contact” or “Contact Us” link at the top of the lenovo.com page for your country.

Accessibility Compliance Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
Communication Device Compliance Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance ISO Certifications (9001 and 14001)
Environmental Compliance  Lithium Batteries
European Community Declaration of Conformity (EC DoC)  Safety

Accessibility Compliance

Lenovo is widely recognized for our focus on human factors and ergonomics and has a long-standing commitment to deliver world-class products and services that can be used by everyone. Smart design and intuitive functionality benefit everyone who uses technology, including those with disabilities. Lenovo products are developed to ensure compliance with established best practices and are tested with a variety of Assistive Technologies (AT) including screen readers, screen magnifiers and speech recognition software spanning different price ranges. For information about Lenovo’s commitment to accessibility, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessibility.

A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a standardized form developed by the Information Technology Industry Council to show how a software product meets key regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. To download a VPAT for a specific product, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessibility/VPAT.

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Communication Device Compliance
Many of Lenovo’s computers can operate with wireless functionality, either through Bluetooth, WLAN (Wireless LAN), or WWAN (Wireless WAN).  In addition these products may have the ability to operate using a Telecom Modem that connects to the wired telephone network.

These communication devices are developed, designed and tested to comply with the many wireless and telecom agency requirements throughout the world.  This compliance ensures that these devices do not cause any harm to the wireless networks and Public Switching Telecommunication Networks (PSTN).   In addition, Lenovo has verified that these devices do not violate any power and frequency spectrum allocations on a country by country basis.

The latest Regulatory Compliance information for your Lenovo product can typically be located on the Lenovo support website.   To refer to it, go to http://www.lenovo.com/think/support.
For Think products, select User Guides and Manuals, select product, and then find the Regulatory Notice you need.
For Idea products, select User guides and manuals, select product, and then find the publication.

In some cases, this regulatory information is required to be distributed to the user in printed form.  If this is the case for your location, please refer to the Setup Poster, User Guide or User manual that was included with your product.

Click here for additional information about Communication Devices.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance
Electromagnetic compatibility is the ability of an electronic device to operate as intended in proximity to other electronic devices. Radio frequency emissions from the device and immunity to radio frequency interference from other electromagnetic sources are included within electromagnetic compatibility. 

Click here for additional EMC information.

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Environmental Compliance
As part of Lenovo's environmental management system, Lenovo has a system of standards, processes, and procedures to support environmental compliance for Lenovo's operations and products.  To learn more about Lenovo's environmental compliance programs, please visit http://www.lenovo.com/environment or click on the links below.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Requirements
Lenovo has been collecting, measuring, monitoring, managing and reporting its greenhouse gas emissions inventory in compliance with the elements given in the ISO 14064-1: Greenhouse gases - Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals and according to the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.   Please read more about Lenovo’s climate change policy, strategy, objectives and targets at http://www.lenovo.com/climate.

Product Environmental Design and Packaging Requirements 
Lenovo maintains a series of specifications and standards that capture product environmental design requirements, including restricted and reportable materials, energy requirements, marking and labeling, and others.  For the latest version of these specifications for products and packaging, please see http://www.lenovo.com/global_procurement/us/en/Guidelines/Restrictions_and_Packaging.html.

Recycling Programs and Requirements
Lenovo has implemented product recycling programs worldwide to meet our customers' and legal requirements.  Please visit Lenovo's recycling page to learn more about these programs as well as the Lenovo requirements and controls on these programs to ensure their compliance to legal and other requirements (http://www.lenovo.com/recycling).

If you have any environmental questions not covered by the information on these webpages, please contact environment@lenovo.com

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European Community Declaration of Conformity (EC DoC)
The EC DoC is a document that confirms a product’s conformance to the European Union’s CE Marking requirements. The Lenovo product EC DoC lists the applicable EU directives and the standards assessed for compliance. Click here for access to many of these documents.

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Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
An ECCN is a 5 digit alpha-numeric classification used in the US Department of Commerce Control List to identify items for export control purposes and to comply with US Export Control Regulations. The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is a 10 digit number which is used to determine import duties. Both numbers are used in Customs related paperwork both in the US and other countries.

Click here for Lenovo ECCN and HTS numbers.

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ISO Certifications

ISO 9001
ISO 9001:2008 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an effective Quality Management System (QMS).  The Standard encourages a process approach and continual improvement.  ISO 9001:2008 is embraced by organizations around the world as a proven method to ensure customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.  Lenovo integrates the principles of ISO 9001:2008 within its overall management system.  In order to verify continued conformance to ISO 9001:2008 requirements, Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC), our global registrar, regularly evaluates Lenovo’s Quality Management System through on-site audits. 

The certificate linked on this page is issued by BVC and confirms Lenovo’s status as a certified ISO 9001:2008 organization. http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/Lenovo_ISO_9001_Corporate_Certificate.pdf

ISO 14001
ISO 14001:2004 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization.  The standard specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) which enable an organization to develop and implement an environmental policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects.  It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence.  The Standard does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.  Lenovo contracts with Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) to certify its global environmental management system.

The linked certificate represents BVC’s confirmation that Lenovo established, implemented, maintains and continues to improve an environmental management system in conformance with Lenovo’s environmental policy and the ISO 14001:2004 Standard.

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Lithium batteries are subject to a number of transportation regulations for all modes of transportation both in the United States and globally. Regulatory agencies governing the transportation of these batteries include the US Department of Transportation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organization (IMO).

For more information about lithium batteries in Lenovo products and to download our Lenovo Battery Declaration of Conformity (DoC), please click here.

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Lenovo is committed to ensuring that our products are safe throughout their life cycle, including manufacturing, transportation, installation, use, service, and disposal.
Safe and effective computing - http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/us/en/safecomp.html
Tips to help you use your personal computer safely - http://www.lenovo.com/safety

If you have product safety question not covered in the information above, please e-mail compliance@Lenovo.com.

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