Sustainability

PCB sustainability Active environmental management is an indispensable part of our corporate policy. Energy Management System has been in operation at our German plant for years
PCB sustainability Risk management is pursued in two senses of the word, involving not only active environmental protection but also the safeguarding of business interests.
PCB sustainability Our corporate environmental policy and a policy statement on occupational health & safety have become the basis for every decision taken.
PCB sustainability For us practised environmental protection is a very important part of responsible actions in order to maintain and where possible, improve the basis of living for our community and for all generations to come.
PCB sustainability We regard the promotion of sustainable development as a major area of focus.
PCB sustainability We are regularly investing in reducing waste and energy consumption and protecting the environment - from the state of the art energy management system to highly efficient compressors.

 

REACh

PCBs are classified as products (non-chemical products) in the European Chemicals Regulation REACh (1907/2006/EC). Therefore a registration is not required. To prove this, we refer to the official letter (only in German) from the work group “environment protection” from the ZVEI (Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry).

Furthermore we would like to note, that, under reach, we are classified as a downstream user and therefore we are not obliged to register our chemicals. Within the normal use of the PCBs no substances can be released, means, that Unimicron Germany is not required to create safety data sheets.

From the present point of view we can confirm, that substances, listed under the REACh regulation, remain on the PCB with a concentration below 0,1%. Of course we will inform you, according to the REACh regulations (article 33), when a substance is listed.

 

Conflict Resources

Conflict resources are natural resources extracted in conflict zones and sold to perpetuate the fighting. There is both anecdotal and statistical evidence that belligerent accessibility to precious commodities can prolong conflicts. Therefore the Dodd Frank Act acts for more transparency regarding payments to governments and companies which operates in the field of raw material extraction. The four most commonly mined conflict minerals are cassiterite (for tin), wolframite (for tungsten), coltan (for tantalum), and gold.

Tin and gold may be contained on the surface of printed circuit boards.

We are aware of our social responsibility and therefore we purchase our raw materials only by reliable companies and contract partners.


ROHS

Additionally we are acting in our production according to the ROHS-decree, established by the European government (RL/2011/65/U). This decree restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and polybrominated phenyle.

We are in close contact with our suppliers to ensure that all requirements set by these legal regulations are fulfilled. We assume no guarantee for all other points beyond our responsibility.