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

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.

EU Package

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

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.

China RoHS

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.

Korea RoHS

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.

EU REACH

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.