Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (“RoHS”) legislation is developing globally to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment. It includes the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (“EEE”).
NEC Europe Ltd and its undertakings (“NEC Europe”) monitors related global developments and complies with national regulations as applicable.
In the European Economic Area, the EU RoHS 2 Directive (Recast Directive 2011/65/EU) restricts the use of six kinds of hazardous chemical substances (Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (CR VI), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Mercury (Hg) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)) used in electronic components/assemblies. Products need to be CE marked to indicate compliance with the requirements of the EU RoHS2 directive.
Our core RoHS approach
- We have implemented checking procedures to determine the concentration of substances that we supply to our customers, in order to ensure that they comply with all applicable RoHS legislation.
- To support this objective, we require that all kind of EEE (finished product, assemblies, parts etc.) supplied by our vendors comply with EU RoHS 2, Turkey RoHS, Ukraine RoHS, Serbia RoHS and other RoHS related legislation as applicable, as well as with all abolition of exemptions.
- We conduct those checks as required and take preventive action to replace any EEE found to exceed acceptable concentration levels.
- We appreciate the cooperation of our EEE vendors to help us maintain a reasonable audit trail of documentation in order to confirm the absence of restricted substances in the EEE provided on behalf or to NEC Europe.
- We report as required by government agencies.