Our environmental policy at B3 International is a continuous initiative and our ISO 14001 certification can be seen as one of our success in reducing our impact on the environment we live in.
As an environmentally cautious manufacturer of cable and cable accessories we are committed to reduce the energy intensity in all of our activities and not to use any environmental hazardous substances in our products.
These principles are reflected with our ISO 14001 accreditation as well as our corporate rules. By this we can also ensure that our products, to which this directive applies, are in compliance with the latest RoHs directive and that the use of the outlined materials in the directive are restricted to be within the permitted levels in all products supplied by B3 International.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, RoHS, short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union and updated Dir. 2011/65/EU, 3 January 2013.
|Substance (or compound containing this substance)||Maximum Concentration Level|
|Lead (Pb)||0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm|
|Mercury (Hg)||0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm|
|Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6)||0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm|
|Cadmium (Cd)||0.001% by weight/1,000 ppm|
|Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) flame retardants||0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm|
|Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants||0.1% by weight/1,000 ppm|
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003. The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods, with a minimum rate of 4 kilograms per head of population per annum recovered for recycling by 2009. The RoHS Directive set restrictions upon European manufacturers as to the material content of new electronic equipment placed on the market.
The B3 International Environmental Team