Companies selling electrical and electronic goods in the European Union must conform to the EU legislation for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which include:
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), which details the financial and other responsibilities of EEE producers with regard to the collection and recycling of waste from a broad range of EEE at their end of life.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), which bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. The objective of the RoHS directive is to reduce the amount of the restricted materials entering the waste stream.
HellermannTyton's commitment to the environment includes our ISO 14001 certification and compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives. Most of HellermannTyton's North American products currently meet compliance for these directives and we anticipate compliance for all HellermannTyton North American products which fall within the guidelines. Please view our product section for RoHS information on specific products.
Note: If you are unable to find RoHS information on a specific product on our website, we invite you to submit a spreadsheet of HellermannTyton part numbers to find out if they conform to the RoHS/WEEE directives. To do so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the RoHS directive, please visit http://www.bis.gov.uk/nmo/enforcement/rohs-home.