International Environment Declaration
Advantech follows the international environmental protection laws and regulations, from natural resource use, hazardous substance restriction, to waste management, all conform to international environment declarations.
EU RoHS took effect from July 1, 2006, aiming to restrict the use of Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr, Pbb, and PBDE. These six special chemical materials are used in household products, IT and remote communication devices, consumption products, lighting equipment, electrical equipment and electronic tools, toys, relaxation and sport equipment, vending machines and other electronic and electrical products.
The EU Packaging Directive took effect from Dec 31,1994, aiming to reduce package weight and volume, decrease packaging materials and hazardous substances contained in them, as well as conforming to reusing and recycling requirements.
EU WEEE took effect from Feb 2003, aiming to standardize the collection, recycling and reuse of household products, IT and remote communication devices, consumption products, lighting equipment, electrical equipment and electronic tools, toys, relaxation and sports equipment, vending machines and other electronic and electrical products. All manufacturers selling products in the EU are required to consider environmental pollution problems caused by product waste. They are required to use easy-to-assemble and easy-to-recycle environmental friendly designs and bear their recycling responsibilities and expenses.
“WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 1996
As a self-complying producer of EEE, we undertake to finance the management of WEEE arising unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed at the time of purchase. For more information on the provisions made for the management of WEEE, please contact our offices. If your old equipment was bought prior to 2005 and you are replacing the equipment with new equipment supplied by us, we will take back your old equipment free of charge and dispose of it in an environmentally sound manner.”
“WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 1996
A report specifying the steps taken by Advantech Europe BV for the purpose of recovering waste electrical and electronic equipment is available at these premises and, if so requested, will be sent by post, fax or electronic mail.”
The China "Regulation on the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products" took effect from Feb 28, 2006, which stipulates that all electronic information products sold in China must label toxic and hazardous substances or elements, environmental usage lifecycle periods, and recyclable usage and package material names.
The Korean "Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles" took effect from Jan 1, 2008, which covers all main limitation content in the EU RoHS WEEE, ELV and other directives.
This policy is used by the EU to build integrated structures and manage new chemicals and all chemical substances, which took effect from June 1, 2007. REACH manages usage and import of chemical substances through registration, assessment, authorization and information exposure measures, for the aim of protecting human health and environmental safety.