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
PR Negative List - Fact Sheet
The PR Negative List is divided into three different categories: Banned, Restricted and Substances of Concern.
It provides information about restrictions on the use of Chemical substances in PR electronics' production processes, materials and product components as well as packaging.
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.
The EU Directive 2015/862 amending the RoHS2 Annex II, adding four new substances to the list of restricted substances (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) applies from 22 July 2019.
As PR electronic’s products are the type “industrial monitoring and control instruments”, the new restrictions do not apply until 22 July 2021, as the European Commission has decided a longer transition period for these type of products, due to the longer innovation cycles for medical and monitoring and control instruments.
Please see our RoHS3 Compliance Statement
Conflict Minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold)
In 2010, the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed concerning “conflict minerals” originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
Information on minerals and their country of origin present in PR electronics’s products is disclosed using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) created by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). The scope for PR electronics’s CMRT is Company-wide and thereby encompasses all PR products.
See PR electronics’s CMRT (v5.11)
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. On a regular basis we perform a systematic chemical compliance assessment of our suppliers.
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.