Quality and Environment
This is a series of standards and guidelines, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, usually known as ISO, setting the requirements for a quality management system within an organisation, in order to run company processes, improve efficiency and efficacy when making the product and providing services, in order to achieve and improve customer satisfaction.
ISO 9001:2015 certificate
This is an environmental management standard, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, usually known as ISO, that sets the requirements for an environmental management system within any organisation.
The standard can be used for certification, self-declaration or simply as a set of guidelines to draw up, implement and improve an environmental management system.
ISO 14001:2015 certificate
This is an EU Directive which started off as 2002/95/EC, usually known as the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, subsequently becoming Directive 2011/65/EU.
The directive imposes restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacture of various types of electrical and electronic equipment.
It is closely linked to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (usually known as WEEE) that regulates the collection, recycling and recovery of electrical goods.
Declaration of conformity to the directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS II)
This is an EU Parliament regulation governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (usually known as REACH), whose aim is to raise awareness of the hazards and risks originating from the use of chemical substances, at the same time seeking to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness and innovative capacities of the European chemical industry.
The regulation also established the European Chemicals Agency (usually known as ECHA) to coordinate the scientific and technical aspects of the activities covered by the regulation and to set up a database to collect and manage the data provided by the industry and known as the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern).
IEC EN 60079-15:2010
This is an international standard providing general rules for the manufacture, testing and labelling of electrical equipment and components intended for use in explosive gas environments caused by mixtures of gas and air, vapours or mists existing in normal atmospheric conditions.
This is therefore directed at designers and manufacturers of equipment and components and also testing laboratories.
Conflict Minerals The CFSI (Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative) aims at motivating businesses to obtain their “conflict minerals” (cassiterite, coltan, gold, wolframite and their derivatives) from sources which do not support armed groups in the Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring Regions.
In gathering the information necessary to trace the conflict minerals used in our products all the way back through the supply chain, we must rely on assistance from all the businesses involved (mining, smelting and trade).
As of today, more than 350 companies from seven different industries participate in the CFSI, identifying the conflict minerals sources and periodically reporting their inquiry data.
The outcome is a list with names, locations and conflict minerals policies of all smelters or refiners that have been found to be compliant with the Conflict-Free Smelter Program assessment protocols.
Conflict Minerals declaration