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RoHS and WEEE Policy

The European Union has issued directives on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Directive 2011/65/EU and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Directive 2012/19/EU.

Zetron is committed to complying with applicable requirements stated in the RoHS Directive which presently restricts the use of lead (Pb), mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and two bromine-containing flame retardants: PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in certain electrical and electronic products.

Zetron’s goal is to ensure that our customers are provided with regulatory approved and legislatively compliant products. We have implemented initiatives to investigate and address compliance requirements outlined in the EU RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU) for our products sold in the European Economic Area. In addition, we continue to monitor for changes in existing regulations.

We use internal processes and due diligence to effectively survey and manage our supply chain for RoHS compliance. Our process includes obtaining supplier RoHS declarations or material composition disclosures concerning the composition of components included in the products marketed by Zetron.

Material composition contained in components that are used within our assemblies are selected at the sole discretion of the component manufacturer, and are often considered the intellectual property of the component manufacturer. Accordingly, we are unable to represent or certify the exact substances contained in the manufacturing processes of said components. Any certification of material content is the sole responsibility of the respective component manufacturers. To the best of our knowledge, the products we sell into the European Economic Area are in compliance with the RoHS2 Directive or any of its amendments and allowed exemptions.

Additionally, we are dedicated to minimizing the impact our products have on the environment. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment and to improve the environmental performance of all those involved in the life cycle of these products.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Returns

In the European Union (EU) the processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is now subject to legislation to encourage treatment and recycling measures to minimise the amount of such waste ultimately disposed to landfill. The objective of the EU WEEE Directive is to protect and improve the quality of the environment. In particular, the EU WEEE Directive requires that the Producer of the electronic equipment be responsible for the collection, recycling and treatment of WEEE which the Producer has placed on the EU market after 13 August, 2005. Zetron, as an electronics Producer is providing the following information for its customers about Zetron’s WEEE collection process.

Take-back Policy (UK)

To comply with the EU WEEE Directive, the UK government has implemented the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 3289). Zetron is providing a product take back process to cover, treatment, recovery and disposal of all electrical and electronic equipment sold to our business customers (B2B) in the UK after 13 August 2005. Zetron will also provide a take back process for ‘like for like’ electrical and electronic equipment as part of any new sale. (‘Like for like’ is defined as any brand of equipment being replaced by new Zetron equipment providing the same basic function).

Take back Policy (EU outside UK)

Zetron products sold in EU countries outside the UK are sold through appointed distributors. Distributors outside the UK effectively become importers within their own country and are considered to be the Producer of Zetron products within the scope of the EU WEEE Directive. Our distributors are required to register in their own EU country for WEEE treatment. Please contact your local provider for information on their take back policy.

Take-back Process for Labelled WEEE (UK)

If you have purchased Zetron-branded electrical or electronic products in the UK after 13 August 2005 and are intending to discard these products at the end of their useful life, please do not dispose of them with your other general commercial or municipal waste. Zetron has labelled its electronic products with the WEEE label (crossed out wheeled bin) to alert our customers that products bearing this label should not be disposed of in a landfill or with general commercial waste. Zetron is providing a goods return and treatment service available to you for recycling these products.

Zetron requests you return those products using the instructions provided here, so that the products can be recycled and properly treated. To return these products to Zetron, please email WEEE@zetron.com with your company details and a short statement of the products to be returned. Zetron will forward by email an application form for completion for authorisation to return WEEE. This form is to be returned to Zetron and a WEEE Return Authorisation (WRA) will be provided by Zetron. The WRA should be printed and returned to Zetron with the WEEE. WEEE returned without prior authorisation will not be accepted.

Note: Only authorised WEEE returns will be accepted. You will be requested to ensure the items are correctly packaged and labelled before delivery will be accepted. If you are unable to deliver the WEEE to our facility or have no shipping facilities of your own, Zetron can provide a competitively priced collection. Please contact Zetron for details

Take-back Process for Labelled WEEE (EU outside UK)

When Zetron-branded products sold into the European Union after 13 August 2005 has reached the end of its useful life, Zetron’s European distributors will be responsible for making provision for treatment of such WEEE using authorised approved treatment facilities. Please contact the distributor directly.

Historical WEEE

Historical waste is defined as WEEE purchased before 13 August 2005.

Like for like replacement historical non Zetron WEEE (UK)

Under the WEEE Directive Zetron are obliged to provide a take back process for ‘any brand’ purchased before 13 August 2005 on a ‘like for like’ basis (like for like – is defined as any brand of equipment being replaced by a new Zetron purchase of equipment providing the same basic function). UK customers intending to return non Zetron equipment under the “like for like “ arrangement should request a WEEE Return Authorisation as outlined under Take-back Process for Labelled WEEE (UK) above. This must be done at the time of purchasing the Zetron equipment which is to replace the WEEE on a “like for like basis”.

Like for like replacement historical non Zetron WEEE (EU outside UK)

Zetron products sold in EU countries outside the UK are sold through appointed distributors. Distributors outside the UK effectively become importers within their own country and are considered to be the Producer of Zetron products within the scope of the EU WEEE Directive. Our distributors are required to register in their own EU country for WEEE treatment. Please contact your local provider for information on their take back policy.

Zetron branded historical WEEE

The WEEE Directive does not legislate that Zetron, as a Producer shall collect ‘end of life’ historical WEEE of its own brand, unless it is being replaced by new Zetron equipment on a like for like basis. This ‘end of life’ WEEE should be recycled appropriately by the owner who should use approved treatment and recycling measures. It should not be disposed to landfill. If you would like Zetron to help you with its disposal, we may be able to make arrangements for your Zetron branded historical WEEE. A WEEE management fee will apply.