In close corporation with our supply chain we thrive to ensure compliance with the following chemical regulations on all PR produced products (which is also covered by the PR electronics negative list):
- EU Directive 65/2011/EU RoHS 2
- EU Regulation 1907/2006/EC REACH
- China RoHS 2 – EFUP 50 years
- EU Directive 66/2006/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators
- IMO MEPC 269(68)
- US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502
The China RoHS2 covers the same restrictions as EU RoHS2, but is regarded as more strict as it also covers lead compounds. The EU RoHS2 also covers a few chemical exceptions at component level. China RoHS2 (since June 2016) also demand the product to be labelled with “Environmental-friendly use” period. Based on information from our suppliers, this marking is currently set at 50 years for PR products exported to China.
If EU REACH limit values are exceeded in some components appearing in the product, information of this must appear on all orders – a link to our Chemical Compliance Statement on all orders ensures this.
Maintaining chemical compliance throughout the supply chain
Requirements are continually monitored and assessed. Twice a year PR electronics receive a systematic update and evaluation of legal changes from an external environmental advisor. Once a year systematic chemical compliance assessment of our suppliers is also performed and documented in our MRP system on component level.
Besides collecting data / information from our suppliers PR electronics has in 2015 also had a few tests performed by an external accredited lab (Bureau Veritas - Germany) on the chemical/material content of some of our complex products and components to check the validity of the data.