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.
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.
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:
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