TechNexion works passionately to limit the environmental and social impact of all its products, manufacturing facilities and general business operations. As part of our commitment to ethnical sourcing, we rigorously monitor our supply chain and refuse minerals and metals from conflict zones. In addition, we comply with the WEEE Directive’s policies around the prevention of electrical waste and recycling. And, we also strictly adhere to REACH and RoHS and RoHS II regulations.
REACH COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
TechNexion is committed to conducting our worldwide operations in an environmentally, socially, and ethically responsible manner, complying with all applicable laws and regulations of those countries where we do business. This commitment includes the safe use and identification of chemicals per the applicable requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), the European Community regulation number 1907/2006). TechNexion products are “articles” as defined in Article 3(3) of the REACH regulations, and do not release substances under normal use.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. This is done by the four processes of REACH, namely the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals. The Regulation entered into force in 2007.
DRC Conflict-Free Policy
In July 2010, the U.S. Government signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires all US publicly traded companies to file disclosures and reports with the U.S. Securitites and Exchanges Commission (SEC) related to the use of Conflict Minerals in their products.
TechNexion is committed to not using metals from conflict regions controlled by non-governmental military groups, or unlawfull military factions. TechNexion will take due diligence within its own supply chain to assure “DRC Conflict-Free” and that the metals of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co) and tin (Sn) are not derived from or sourced from mines in conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), or acquired through illegal transactions. Countries that do not meet the requirements of “Conflict-Free” include the following: DRC, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya (the United Nations Security Council lists metals from these countries are of DRC origins).
TechNexion declares and commits to refusing the application of metals from conflict regions; meanwhile, we request suppliers of TechNexion’s supply chain to comply with the following requirements:
a. Ensure your operation complies with the social and environmental policies.
b. Not to use conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries and other conflict regions.
c. Trace the origins of all the gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co) and tin (Sn) used in your products.
d. Enforce the same requirements to your upstream suppliers.
RoHS and RoHS II COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
RoHS are the initials for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. TechNexion products available today are intended to meet the requirements of both directives of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, which became effective 2006 and 2013 respectively.
EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) entered into force in February 2003. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component.
The RoHS II Directive (2011/65/EU) is an evolution of the original directive and took effect in January 2013. It addresses the same substances as the original directive while improving regulatory conditions and legal clarity. It requires periodic reevaluations that facilitate gradual broadening of its requirements to cover additional electronic and electrical equipment, cables and spare parts.
LEAD-FREE POLICY STATEMENT
The term “Lead(Pb)-Free”or “Pb-Free”has become a commonly used term to the electronics industry to designate products that are intended to satisfy the various regulations regarding lead(Pb). TechNexion completed Lead(Pb)-Free implementation for all products in accordance with requirements of industry’s environmental standards. All our products are offered as Lead-Free (Pb-Free).
WEEE POLICY STATEMENT
TechNexion pursues its social responsibility for global environmental preservation by compliance with the WEEE Directive. To comply with WEEE, our efforts are, as a first priority, the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of waste. It also seeks to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, e.g. producers, distributors and consumers, and in particular those operators directly involved in the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods, with a minimum rate of 4 kilograms per head of population per annum recovered for recycling by 2009.