We are fully compliant with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), the directive established by the European Union in 2006. RoHS restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in electronics and electrical products (EEE) found to be a pollutant in landfills and dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
Substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).
Through RoHS, we also participate in WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) mandating the proper treatment, recovery, and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. WEEE encourages the design of electronic products with environmentally safe recycling and recovery in mind. RoHS compliance dovetails into WEEE by reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in electronics manufacturing. RoHS regulates the hazardous substances used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), while WEEE regulates the disposal of this same equipment.
We are certified REACH compliant (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). REACH addresses the production and use of 197 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and their impact on human health and the environment. While RoHS restricts substances present in electrical / electronic equipment (wiring, components, circuit boards, displays, sub-assemblies, cabling), REACH controls all chemicals that might be used in the manufacturing of the product, including enclosures, brackets, coatings, paints, solvents, and chemicals.
We are committed to sourcing products and materials responsibly. In particular, Semi Source is committed to never knowingly purchase items containing tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold (the “Conflict Minerals”), that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. Semi Source understands the important supporting role our business community plays in helping to increase supply chain transparency in the trade of Conflict Minerals.