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Europe: REACH* compliance by NEC Europe and other European subsidiaries
Under the REACH regulation, which controls all chemicals that are manufactured in Europe or imported into Europe, if a molded article (product, etc.) contains substances of very high concern in an amount that exceeds 0.1 wt%, the supplier is required to disclose this information to the receiving party. This is a binding requirement for BtoB business.
In order to ensure the efficient provision of information in compliance with REACH, a system for providing customers with this information has been established under the leadership of NEC Europe, the umbrella organization for Europe.
- *REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, and is a European Union regulation (No. 1907/2006) that was approved on December 13, 2006,and came into effect on June 1, 2007. The regulation requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of one ton or more per year to register these substances along with an indication of their safety and usage with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Europe: Product collection and recycling by NEC Europe and other European subsidiaries
NEC products sold in EU market are taken-back and recycled in accordance with the EU WEEE directive*.
To identify the relevant product, the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown on figure 1, is on the NEC product and / or packaging and / or any product leaflets.
NEC provides information about preparation for the re-use and treatment of each product type upon requests from products treatment and recycling facilities.
For detailed information, please see the following website.
- * Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 4, 2012 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)