RoHS 2 Consulting Services
Our RoHS 2 Compliance Services are tailored to satisfy each Client’s unique needs, based on their industry and impact of the regulation to their business. Our RoHS Compliance Consultants assist Clients in analyzing internal compliance levels and implementing a company-wide compliance strategy, that enables them to meet compliance goals on time and within budgets.
Beyond the strategy, we take the lead in compliance data collection, which is arguably the largest effort in any compliance program. The task entails collecting and maintaining information about the compliance status of each part used by the Client, be it a standard off-the-shelf part or a custom or mechanical part or assembly. Since many suppliers provide due diligence documentation only on request, a strong direct supplier engagement becomes crucial for the success of the engagement. The fact that parts keep changing also means that the freshness of data is critical – for which we have a unique solution that ensures you are not running a compliance program based on stale data.
We assist our clients in creating a strong repository of verifiable documentation on the compliance information collected. This audit path is crucial to prove due diligence, in the event any RoHS enforcement agency seeks proof of due diligence.
We effective address these compliance challenges:
- Lack of understanding of compliance (internally and supply base)
- High costs of sourcing and collating compliance data from suppliers.
- Varying material declaration formats, from one supplier to another
- Tracking ongoing changes to the regulations and related exemptions
- Complexities of interpreting the legislation and its impact
- Difficulty in identifying replacement materials that comply with the legislation
Frequently Asked Questions – RoHS Compliance
What is RoHS compliance?
RoHS,Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is a product level compliance. It is based on the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC.
Why is RoHS compliance important?
Hazardous materials that are restricted in RoHS are harmful to environment, humans and animals.
How are products tested for RoHS compliance?
RoHS compliance is tested with the help of RoHS analyzers. They are also known as X-ray fluorescence or XRF metal analyzers and are used for screening and verification of the restricted metals.
Which companies are affected by the RoHS Directive?
Any companies that sells electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to EU countries, is impacted by chemicals banned in RoHS directive Metal industry is also affected, if there are any applications of metal plating, anodizing, chromating or other finishes on EEE components, heat sinks, or connectors.
How do I know whether my products are RoHS compliant?
RoHS compliance is measured by careful testing and documentation in accordance with RoHS Directive regulations.
RoHS consultants help to oversee compliance.Companies can send their products to laboratories for conducting RoHS tests. The labs will test the company’s products and will return the results that will be needed for documentation. Another option is the use of handheld XRF analyzers, small devices instantly test for the presence of elements and substances controlled by the RoHSDirective It will offer instant results as well as saved results for RoHS documentation.
What is the impact of RoHS non-compliance?
Companies will not prefer to buy RoHS non-compliance products.Refusing to comply with requests or non-compliant products can result in fines that are £5000 or more. In some cases, businesses can be banned from export of their products. Specific penalties vary from state to state, but non-compliance is always far costlier for a business than compliance.
What is RoHS 3 and how does it differ from RoHS 2?
RoHS 3, or Directive 2015/863, adds four additional restricted substances (phthalates) to the original list of six.
How are RoHS and WEEE related?
RoHS regulates the hazardous substances used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), while WEEE regulates the disposal of this same equipment.
WEEE compliance aims to encourage the design of electronic products with environmentally-safe recycling and recovery. RoHS compliance joins with WEEE by reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in electronics manufacture.
What are the substances banned by the RoHS recast directive and their maximum concentration values (MCV)?
The RoHS Recast Directive has not changed the restricted substances and maximum concentration values from the original 2002 Directive: lead (0.1%), mercury (0.1%), hexavalent chromium (0.1%), cadmium (0.01%), and the two flame retardants PBB (0.1%) and PBDE (0.1%).
What is European Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863?
It’s called RoHS2 amendment.It added 4 phthalates into RoHS.