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Certification & Compliance

Qualifications that matter

Belden EMEA has a strong commitment to meet all applicable National, European and International regulations. We have developed processes to continuously monitor legislative changes and we work with customers and suppliers to ensure compliance with legislation, standards and requirements. These include, amongst many others, RoHS, China RoHS and REACH.


Key amongst these are:

ISO

Certification ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for environmental management.


The standard describes the controls required for those business activities which impact the environment; including use of natural resources, waste management, and energy consumption.

Through the development of an environmental management system, which meets the requirements of the standard, an organization is able to:

  • identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services
  • continuously improve its environmental performance
  • implement a systematic approach to setting and achieving environmental objectives and targets

For more information:
www.iso.org


OHSAS

OHSAS 18001

BS OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognized standard for occupational health and safety management.


The standard describes the controls required for those business activities which impact health and safety of employees.

Through the development of an occupational health and safety management system, which meets the requirements of the standard, an organization is able to:

  • identify and control the health and safety impact of its activities.
  • continuously improve its health and safety performance
  • implement a systematic approach to setting and achieving health and safety objectives and targets

For more information:
www.bsigroup.com


Reach

REACH

REACH is the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.


It entered into force on 1st June 2007 with the intention of streamlining and improving the legislative framework on chemicals within the European Union (EU).

REACH places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to the health and the environment.

The stated aims of the legislation are to:

  • improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals
  • enhance the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry, a key sector for the economy of the EU
  • promote alternative methods for the assessment of hazards of substances
  • ensure the free circulation of substances on the internal market of the European Union

For more information:
ec.europa.eu


Weee

WEEE

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/96/EC) became European Law in February 2003. The directive sets targets for the collection, recycling and recovery of all types of electrical goods.


The directive imposes responsibilities for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers of such equipment.

For more information:
ec.europa.eu


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RoHS II

The Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment was adopted by the European Union in February 2003 and took effect on 1 July 2006.


This directive bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

For more information:
www.wikipedia.org


China

China ROHS

The Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products is a Chinese government regulation to control certain materials, including lead.


legislation applies to electronic information products and includes products imported into China for sale.

It provides a framework for substance restrictions, certifications, labeling, and information disclosure.

For more information:
www.wikipedia.org