Sustainability and
Environmental protection

Sustainability and Environmental protection

Sustainability and environmental protection are firmly anchored in the corporate actions of INTOS ELECTRONIC AG.

All corporate processes are continuously reviewed and optimized in terms of sustainability and environmental protection, taking into account economic efficiency.

This applies to obvious aspects such as packaging and products as well as areas not related to direct entrepreneurial activity. This includes, for example, digital document management, a distinctive photovoltaic system or the company car fleet. Some aspects are described in more detail below, without claiming to be exhaustive.


Intos Electronic AG commissioned its first PV system back in 2013. Over the years, this was expanded by a second plant. With a current output of 29.6kWp + 99 kWp and a 90.2 kWh Li-Ion battery storage, a self-sufficiency of 71% was achieved in 2022. To date, 135 tons of CO² have already been avoided. A further expansion is planned.

Furthermore, approximately 99% of all light sources were converted to energy-saving LED technology.

To avoid paper waste, the digital document management ELO was introduced in 2018. In addition, Intos relies on climate-neutral stationery and brochures.

Saving CO2 emissions on the way to work is achieved through various measures such as a flexible home office model, bicycle parking, wallboxes and hybrid or electric hybrid or electric company vehicles. Intos Electronic AG creates an awareness for energy awareness for energy-saving actions and trains employees accordingly.

This also includes intelligent use of the energy generated via the photovoltaic system or smart control of lighting, heating and power consumers such as coffee machines, snack machines or water dispensers.

Particular attention is paid to sustainable action in logistics. Cartons and outer packaging from incoming goods, for example, are collected and reused for shipping.

Environmental Protection Officer (TÜV)

In 2021, our employee Eric Gontrum participated in the seminar Environmental Protection Officer (TÜV). Mr. Gontrum is now the contact person for environmental issues.
Sustainability and environmental protection are firmly anchored in the corporate culture of Intos Electronic AG, under the premise of becoming a little better every day in this area as well. In this sense we are looking forward to a lively exchange, suggestions and criticism. You are welcome to contact our environmental officer Eric Gontrum.
Eric Gontrum
Tel.: +49 (0) 641-9726-174

Products & Returns

Basically Intos Electronic AG pays attention to quality and durability of all products. Our own RMA department checks every return. Regardless of the value, only defective products are disposed of. For cables, Intos offers an unbureaucratic old cable take-back.

Products made from recyclable materials or renewable raw materials are part of the InLine range. These include  InLine woodline or bags and mouse pads made from recycled PET bottles and car tires. In merchandise, durable, environmentally friendly promotional items are used and sustainable handling is trained.


All packaging is continuously reviewed for more sustainable solutions. The guiding principle is to keep packaging as small as possible and to use only as much plastic as necessary.

Many blister packs and packaging with viewing windows have been replaced by cardboard packaging in recent years. Intensive work is being done on a sustainable solution for cable packaging in poly bags. However, available solutions for recyclable plastic bags have so far failed due to life cycle assessment, quality or cost-effectiveness. In addition, there are technical and regulatory reasons that currently prevent the use of suitable bags. Promising solutions have, for example, either not fully met the RoHS and Reach requirements or have already dissolved after one year.
In addition, it has to be weighed up whether the goods are sufficiently protected or whether the higher space requirement negates the plastic savings by generating higher transport volumes. In this regard, it was evaluated that a complete switch from plastic to cardboard packaging would more than triple the transport volume from the Far East and would also increase accordingly to the customer.

Finally, old stocks must or should first be reduced before the packaging is changed over. For this reason, not all InLine products are packaged in cardboard packaging, but in some cases in even less environmentally friendly packaging.


Intos Electronic AG now offers 145 of the most common cable types in a particularly efficient bulk variant, i.e. the cables are sold in an optimized number of pieces without repackaging for the company‘s own use or for use by the customer in cartons by the unit.

The carton size is also designed for optimum utilization of Euro pallets and containers. The packing unit is deliberately not uniform in order not to waste space or cartons. Due to the compact packaging and saving on outer packaging, more goods can be transported in the same space.

This saves packaging waste and emissions during transport.


All shipping partners of Intos Electronic AG drive certified climate neutral.

Laws and regulations

As a distributor of all products of the own brand InLine on the European market, Intos Electronic AG is committed to comply with the European directives and regulations for manufacturers. These include:

These include:

  • WEEE (Electronic Equipment Act- ElektroG). Registration number: DE 59131158
  • BattG (The Battery Law) Registration number: DE 42052741
  • RoHS III (Directive 2015/863/EC and 2011/65/EC)
  • REACH (Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • Regulation ((EU) 2017/821) Fulfillment of due diligence obligations in the supply chain
  • Packaging Ordinance Registration number: DE 5077582595308
Detailed information can be found below.

Packaging Ordinance:

INTOS ELECTRONIC AG is registered at the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister/LUCID under the registration number: DE5077582595308 and affiliated to the Dual System Interseroh under the producer no.: 144962.

Should you require further information on these topics, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Hansmann or Mr. Ommert.


The Electronic Devices Law - ElektroG obliges manufacturers, importers and initial distributors to ensure an environmentally sustainable disposal of those goods quantities they have put into circulation.
For this, companies must apply for a registration number at the competent authority (EAR) which then has to be included on all business documents.
We would like to inform you that INTOS ELECTRONIC AG has registered for all goods we import and which fall within the range of Electronic Devices Law - ElektroG at Stiftung für Elektro-Altgeräte (ear).
INTOS ELECTRONIC AG registration no.: DE 59131158

The Battery Act (BattG)

The BattG transposes the European Battery Directive 2006/66/EC into German law.

The BattG transposes the European Battery Directive 2006/66/EC into German law.

The registration number of INTOS ELECTRONIC AG: DE 42052741

Directives 2015/863/EC and 2011/65/EC (RoHS III) / RoHS III conformity

With Directive2015/863/EC of 31 March 2015 and 2011/65 / EC of 08 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS III) occur for newly marketed electric and electronic equipment substance bans on lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and, for the first time, butylbenzylphthalate, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, bibutylphthalate and diisobutylphthalate. All necessary preparations are made with our suppliers to ensure that materials used do not contain banned substances.

We hereby confirm that the products imported by the INTOS ELECTRONIC AG products comply with these conditions.

General Client Information on REACH

(Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

The European chemicals regulation REACH has applied immediately in all EU member states on January 1st, 2007 and became effective on June 1st, 2007.

The introduction of REACH aimed at ensuring high safety standards as regards environmental and health risks inherent in chemicals use throughout Europe. REACH creates an exhaustive chemicals management by registering, evaluating and authorizing chemicals.

Registration and evaluation obligations apply, on the one hand, to manufacturers or importers of chemicals from non-EU countries that put more than one ton of chemicals into circulation per year. On the other hand it applies to manufacturers of non-chemicals products if chemicals are released from these products in commonly existing and reasonably foreseeable conditions, and if the quantity threshold of 1 t/a of all products supplied is exceeded by this manufacturer. Substances of very high concern are also subject to obligatory approval.

All InLine products are produced in compliance with all applicable regulations including REACH. InLine products are products (non-chemical products) within the definition of REACH regulation, and as far as can be seen they are not subject to any registration, evaluation or authorization requirement, since according to our knowledge no chemicals are released in commonly existing and reasonably foreseeable conditions, or the quantity threshold of 1 t/a is not exceeded.

Article 33 of the REACH Regulation requires each supplier of a product to be notified if substances of very high concern (SVHC) in excess of 0,1% (by mass) are present in the article.

We regularly request from our partners within the supply chain that they act in accordance with the REACH regulation and fulfill all requirements and information requirements product-related. The requirement for an unsolicited transmission of REACH-relevant information along the supply chain was pointed out. We have not received any reports from our suppliers that substances of concern are present in products. We will comply with our information obligation product-related immediately if a product contains substances of concern over 0.1% (mass percentage). Updates to the candidate list of substances of concern will be considered and communicated to our suppliers for confirmation of conformity.

General information about conflict materials

The Dodd-Frank Act applies in particular to tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and their derivatives, mined in conflict areas, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries. Furthermore, it aims, among other things, to restrict or prevent trade in these substances originating from these conflict areas.

Although INTOS ELECTRONIC AG is not subject to the reporting obligations of the Dodd-Frank-Act, we are aware of the importance and significance of this regulation. We treat the topic of "conflict minerals" with great care and, as far as possible, ensure that no material is procured from conflict countries which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups.

We also comply with Regulation ((EU) 2017/821) laying down obligations to exercise due diligence in the supply chain, as amended.

We take our social responsibility for the environment, safety, health and human rights seriously and understand that our conduct in business has an impact on society and the environment.

As a medium-sized company, we work, within the bounds of our possibilities, together with our suppliers to create the necessary transparency of the supply chains, which allows us to provide our customers with reliable information. At the present time we have no information that conflict minerals are used in our supply chains.

Should our investigations reveal indications of the presence of conflict minerals in supplier parts, we undertake to take appropriate action.