SEM Paper Shredders Awarded Prestigious Eco-Friendly “Blue Angel” Certification

May 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm by SEM

Paper Shredders manufactured for Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) by German based Krug and Priester GmbH and CO ( K&P) have recently been awarded the prestigious “Blue Angel” Certification. In addition to the precision and high quality typically found in German made products, these shredders are also loaded with a variety of environmentally friendly features that have earned them this highly sought-after certification.

What is BLUE ANGEL Certification?

According to Wikkipedia, “The Blue Angel is only awarded to products and services which – from a holistic point of view – are of considerable benefit to the environment and, at the same time, meet high standards of serviceability, health, and occupational protection” Wikipedia-Blue Angel Certification.

To meet these eco-friendly standards, SEM shredders, that are manufactured by Krug and Priester (like the Model 244/4), integrate features that reduce noise, dust and emissions as well as an Energy Saving Mode that according to Daniel Priester, General Manager of K&P “…..ARE THE ONLY MANUFACTURER OF SHREDDERS WHO OFFERS A REAL ZERO ENERGY MODE” which generate NO POWER after a brief period of non-use thus maximizing energy conservation.

The Blue Angel (BLUE ANGEL) is a German certification for products and services that have environmentally friendly aspects. It has been awarded since 1978 by the Jury Umweltzeichen, a group of 13 people from environment and consumer protection groups, industry, unions, trade, media and churches.

Blue Angel is the oldest eco-label in the world, and it covers some 10,000 products in some 80 product categories.

After the introduction of Germany’s Blue Angel in 1978 as the first worldwide environmental label, other European and non-European countries followed this example and introduced their own national and supra-regional environmental labels. The common goal of these labels is to inform consumers about environmentally friendly products thereby giving global support to product-related environmental protection.

Combined with our ISO-14001 certification ( SEM ISO 14001 Certification ) which demonstrates SEMs commitment to the environment, the addition of the Blue Angel Certification to our shredder line further augments SEM’s course to being the most eco-responsible supplier of shredding solutions to our Government and Commercial Customers.

For more information on the Blue Angel, ISO14001 or any of the Destruction Solutions available from SEM, feel free to visit us at

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