We will help you demonstrate compliance for country-specific regulations and requirements that aim to help protect and conserve the environment and the health of consumers, including RoHS, WEEE, REACH, Energy Efficiency, California Proposition 65, to name a few.
Energy Efficiency testing and/or certification is required by many countries for electrical equipment, especially for power supplies, appliances, lights and TVs. We help clients determine whether their product requires any energy efficiency testing, certification and labeling. Additionally, we advise clients on whether voluntary certification would help with the marketing and sales of their product.
The US has been using the Energy Star rating since 1992. Other countries have their own energy efficiency certifications, for example South Africa SANS standards for NRCS compliance, Mexico CONUEE, and Chile SEC. Contact us for information on these and other schemes.
RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) is a directive (2002/95/EC) in the EU that restricts the use of 6 hazardous materials in the manufacture of certain electrical equipment. One of the main goals of RoHS is to limit the amount of dangerous chemicals reaching the landfill. It is closely related to the WEEE directive (2012/19/EU) which promotes the recycling of electrical equipment. China, Japan and Korea have regulations similar to RoHS, with China’s program being the most robust.
The US does not have federally regulated hazardous substance laws, but some states have their own programs, California being the most notable with California Proposition 65. Other countries, like Mexico, are working on creating collection and recycling system similar to what is called out under the WEEE directive. At Approve-IT, we stay on top of these ever-evolving regulations so you don’t have to.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is another EU directive (EC 1907/2006) which requires manufacturers to list the chemicals used in their supply chain. Our partners know how to manage this complex set of regulations and can take the burden of chemical tracing off you so you can focus your time on other projects.