Legislation

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Statement from ebm-papst UK Ltd

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ebm-papst UK Ltd is the wholly owned subsidiary of ebm-papst. This document summarises ebm-papst UK Ltd’s position with respect to the European Directive 2002/96/EC WEEE and European Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS and the UK Statutory Instruments.

WEEE

The Directive is to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilise natural resources prudently and rationally. We can confirm that the ebm-papst Group already work towards such goals through our certified Environmental Management System and furthermore by designing and manufacturing energy efficient products with eco-design features of easy disassembly.

The legislation covers whole products and equipment that is part of another product is not covered. Our interpretation concludes that our motors, fans, controls and subassemblies are supplied to original equipment manufacturers as components to be integrated into complete whole products and therefore are not covered by this legislation. Where we manufacture whole products these are declared to the relevant authority and marked accordingly. We will work with our clients to assist them in meeting the requirements of Statutory Instrument.

We are registered with a producer compliance scheme (PCS) as a B2B producer. EEE Producer registration number: WEE/CA0209WR.

RoHS

ebm-papst and ebm-papst UK Ltd can confirm our guidelines for the development of new products prohibit the use of those substances listed within the RoHS Directive and Statutory Instrument, unless requested by our client and does not invoke the relevant Statutory Instruments.

Most of our products are compliant. However there will be some products and accessories that will not meet the requirements of the directive. These products will only be for sale to applications outside the scope of the Directive.

G Lockwood

Technical Director