ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

Verotec is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:

  • Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
  • Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its materials, processes and source of its power requirement.
  • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
  • Source and promote a product range that minimises the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.
  • Implement a training program for its staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the company's performance.

To view our Environmental Policy Statement, please click here [pdf]

 

RoHS

RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances" and refers to European Directives 2002-95/EC & 2008-35/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS Directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment, including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chrome (Cr6+), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE).

To view our RoHS declaration of conformance, please click here [pdf]

Verotec declaration of conformance:

The products and components supplied by Verotec Ltd. comply with the European RoHS directives 2002/95/EC & 2008-35/EC and contain none of the substances stated in the Register of Hazardous Substances above the permitted limits.

 

REACH

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007.The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substancets. Manufacturers like Verotec have a duty to communicate information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)", these being a list of chemical substances where concentration should not be above 0.1% w/w.

To view our REACH declaration of conformance, please click here [pdf]

Verotec declaration of conformance:

The products and components supplied by Verotec Ltd contain none of the restricted substances or substances of very high concern (SVCH) as listed in the European REACH Directive 2006/121/EC and its annexes.

 

WEEE

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers of such equipment. The equipment should also carry the WEEE logo (shown left) to indicate that it cannot be sent to landfill but must be correctly disposed of.

As the directive only applies to finished goods, the majority of Verotec's products (being sub-assemblies, system components etc.) are not affected. Some of our thermal products (eg fan trays) are however affected, and in those cases we include the logo and offer a scheme to our customers where by such equipment can be returned to us for environmentally-friendly disposal.

 

CONFLICT MINERALS

The EU is pursuing an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighbouring regions. The voluntary movement is advising manufacturers how to better understand the exact source of the minerals used in OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) product and out sourced product and in turn how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict.

The EU's legislation on Conflict Minerals has not yet been set into motion but is very similar to the U.S. Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. Initially the proposed law is to be focused on extracting raw materials from the DRC however it is expected to extend into northern regions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

To view our Conflict Minerals statement, please click here [pdf]

Our policy commitment:

We (Verotec Limited) pursue a working policy to ensure that our products comply with sentiment of the finalised EU legislation which in turn is similar to the U.S. Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. We undertake to take a responsible approach within the resources we have available* and not knowingly procure listed materials from our subcontractors that are ultimately sourced from a 'Conflict region'.

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