REACH

The EU Commission has passed a regulation (REACH) to ensure that the more than 100,000 different types of chemicals used in the EU are documented in regard to safety to both people and the environment.

The REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances) covers all chemicals that are produced, imported or used annually in minimum amounts of 1 tonne by a company in an EU member country. In the case of those chemicals most hazardous to health or environment, companies are obligated to use a less dangerous chemical wherever possible.

Link to REACH Statement


 

RoHS/RoHSII

The RoHS Directive places demands on the manufacturers of electric and electronic equipment to ensure that this equipment does not contain certain types of chemicals/substances. The directive has been drafted for the purpose of protecting people's lives, as well as nature and animal life. In relation to electronics manufacture at Eltwin, this means that we place demands on our suppliers to provide documentation of their compliance with the directive.

Link to RoHS Statement


 

Conflict minerals

Eltwin works actively to prevent the trade of conflict minerals. Tin is however involved in some of our processes, which is why we have asked our suppliers of tin to account for the extent to which they use conflict minerals in their products.

Upon request, we can provide you with a statement from our suppliers.

Awareness is growing internationally around the use of conflict minerals. In 2010 the US adopted the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires American producers to monitor and assess whether they are buying conflict minerals via their subsuppliers.

Link to a resume of the Dodd-Frank Act:

www.banking.senate.gov

Eltwin Conflict Material Statement

 

Konflikt mineraler

Konfliktmineraler er stoffer, som er udvundet i og sælges fra et land med interne konflikter, f.eks. mellem etniske grupper eller mellem et diktatorisk styre og landets befolkning.

Det drejer sig først og fremmest om mineraler fra Den Demokratiske Republik Congo og nabolandene i Centralafrika. Som konfliktmineraler regnes først og fremmest guld, wolfram, tin og coltan.

Eltwin arbejder aktivt for at forhindre handel med konfliktmineraler. Bl.a. indgår tin i en del af vores processer, og derfor har vi bedt vores leverandører af tin om at redegøre for, hvorvidt de anvender konfliktmineraler i deres produkter.


Du kan ved ønske få udleveret vores leverandørers udtalelse.


Internationalt er der en stigende opmærksomhed omkring anvendelse af konfliktmineraler. USA vedtog i 2010 Dodd-Frank loven, som bl.a. pålægger amerikanske producenter at overvåge og vurdere, om de indkøber konfliktmineraler via deres underleverandører.


Links

Resumé af Dodd-Frank Act  
Eltwin Conflict Material Statement