Leyard Europe places a high value on the safety, health, and ethical treatment of all individuals in its supply chain. Signed into law in the United States on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish rules for disclosing the use of tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold – referred to collectively as “Conflict Minerals” - purchased from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries.
While Leyard Europe is not subject to SEC reporting requirements, it recognizes that many of its customers are and is supportive of their efforts to comply with the law.
European Community Regulation EC 1907/2006 deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. Different substances have different requirements for registration, notification, and restricted applications.
RoHS refers to 2011/65/EU and restricts the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), mercury (Hg), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Additional restrictions on four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) go into effect on July 22, 2019 as part of EU 2015/863. This amendment was passed on March 31, 2015 and will bring the total number of substances restricted under the RoHS framework to ten.
WEEE refers to the 2012/19/EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted in July 2012 and regulates the management of electronic waste inside the European Union.