RoHS Directive, REACH Regulations, Conflict Minerals, declarable substances and other guidelines

As a global supplier, Ernst & Engbring GmbH supports the traceability of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and special minerals and the transparency within its supply chain. Because of this commitment, also our suppliers are obliged to meet each of these requirements.

Together with our suppliers, we care for the compliance of the following directives and regulations:

  • RoHS Directive 2011/65 / EU (ban on certain hazardous ingredients) and Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863).

The restricted substances and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials are:
Lead 0,1 %, Mercury 0,1 %, Cadmium 0,01 %, Hexavalent chromium 0,1 %, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PBB) 0,1 %, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0,1 %, Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0,1 %, Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 0,1 %, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0,1 %, Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0,1 %

  • REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, (EC) No. 1272/2008 for substances of very high concern

We follow the candidate list established by ECHA according to Article 58 (SVHC Annex XIV) and act according to Article 33 of REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. As soon as we find out that our products are subject to notification according to Article 33, we will inform the customer without further request.

  • Conflict minerals Sec. 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

Since July 2010, the US Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) has been legally binding as US federal law. In addition to reforming US financial market law, it includes the obligation to avoid minerals from conflict regions originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighbouring states. Companies listed on the US stock exchange must disclose under Sec. 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act whether their products contain any of these conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, gold, tantalum, cobalt).

Ernst & Engbring GmbH is not listed on the US stock exchange and is therefore not obliged to disclose conflict minerals. However, we are aware of the importance of this issue. Therefore, we use the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) of the Responsible Minerals Initiative to request comprehensive information from our suppliers on the smelters in the countries of origin of the minerals used. This way we support the traceability of these minerals as well as transparency in the supply chain.

The current E&E CMRT template and the RMI CRT-Template can be downloaded under „Downloads“ .

  • EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Directive 2012/19 / EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Disposal of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • China RoHS II
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (EU POPs) Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Ernst & Engbring GmbH monitors the process continuously and reacts to further substance restrictions.