Cable Connection also recognizes the concerns over human health and environmental risks associated with the use of certain hazardous substances in cable assemblies, wire harnesses and electronic products. As a result, Cable Connection is actively pursuing and will continue to pursue globally the restricting of use of any hazardous substances or chemicals in its products.
On an ongoing basis, we review and enhance our Compliance Program to meet changing legal requirements, evolving compliance and our customer needs.
Read more on our compliance with various global standards:
European Union RoHS
In 2006, the European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) went into effect. This important Directive was established to restrict the use of six compounds such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDE). Cable Connection has worked extensively to ensure its manufacturing process is lead-free and its products are RoHS compliant. Since then Cable Connection has been fully compliant with the EU Directive on Restriction and Use of Hazardous Substances. Cable Connection continues to comply with the latest changes from the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and all subsequent amendments (Directive 2015/863/EU).
European Union Reach
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) is the European Union chemical regulation that went into effect on June 2007. Cable Connection endeavors to meet the requirements of REACH, including a commitment to promote public health, safety, and environmental responsibility.
China Order No. 39: Final Measures for the Administration of the Pollution Control and Electronic Information Products, which is commonly referred to as China RoHS. In addition to restrict the use of the same six hazardous substances as described in the EU RoHS, the China RoHS regulation adopts a different approach for compliance verification. Supplier shall properly label and disclose RoHS information for all applicable electronic and information products (EIPs) and parts sold in China. Cable Connection complies with the China RoHS labeling and disclosure requirements and continues to monitor new regulatory requirements and other considerations related to China RoHS.
Cable Connection is committed to support its customers and maintain an effective compliance program in accordance with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). Cable Connection does not directly purchase any conflict materials. Cable Connection will continue procuring parts and raw materials from suppliers who share common values regarding human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. Cable Connection actively works with its customers to implement the procedures, systems and reporting requirements needed to meet the guidelines. At Cable Connection, we take our role in implementing and adopting the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT), and Mica Reporting very seriously as part of the due diligence procedures used to determine the source of the conflict minerals in the assemblies, parts or components provided to us. Our approach is proactive, starting with surveying suppliers in our supply chain to understand what programs they have implemented for tracing the source of minerals provided to us or used in parts and raw materials provided to us, and to ensure that reasonable due diligence has been performed via RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP).