At sE Electronics, we care greatly about the environment, and therefore, we are committed to developing and producing our great products in compliance with international directives such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and WEEE (Management of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment).
Accordingly, we have implemented a program designed to ensure compliance of our products with all directives, including the following measures:
Assessment and regular testing of all incoming materials and finished products via third-party testing agencies.
Seeking confirmation from our suppliers as to the compliance of their parts and other materials.
Responsibly dispose of non-compliant materials and replace with new, compliant materials.
Appropriate designation of products with labels, silk-screen printings or laser-engravings, and
Appropriate designation of packaging with labels or printing.
Design products with the choice of materials that will reduce environmental impact.
Carry out due diligence exercises to understand the legal obligations and communication with our importers, distributors and other partners regarding the responsibility of recycling.
The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (the “RoHS Directive”) was introduced to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The recast of this directive 2011/65/EU introduced additional requirements for Declarations of Conformity and associated CE markings. Further amendments under EU Directive 2015/863 introduced phthalate restrictions, which came into force on 22 July 2019 and similar RoHS-type legislation has emerged in a number of other countries worldwide.
REACH deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances, and entered into force on June 1, 2007. REACH aims to further improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of certain chemical substances. It is legislation from the European Union, and applies to all suppliers (inside and outside Europe) that want to sell, import or manufacture chemicals and/or products containing certain chemicals in the European Union.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE) is a directive in the European Union that designates safe and responsible collection, recycling and recovery procedures for all types of electronic waste. If improperly disposed of, electronic waste like old computers, mobile phones and kitchen appliances can pose environmental and health risks from exposure to lead, mercury and other heavy metals. The WEEE regulation aims to reduce these risks by providing a safe way to dispose of these materials. Eventually, WEEE will phase out dangerous materials in exchange for safer alternatives.