The Restriction of Specific Hazardous substances in the European market is controlled or governed by RoHS with the Directive 2002/95/EC. The standard defines the permissible limits for specific elements of materials.  Any business that has its products in electronic and electrical domains which are targeted to the European market must be complaint with this directive. RoHS is also closely related to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) as it concentrates on environment friendly aspects wherein recycling and reuse are also given equal importance.

ROHS Certification

What are the benefits of RoHS COMPLIANCE?

  • Product Honesty: The product is more trusted by customers and more tests prove that the product will be preferred more by customers. Labeling would clearly state components and its content levels thus ensuring transparency of the product in the market.
  • Enhanced Supply Chain: The supply chain is better managed, and vendors are aware of product restrictions. A more educated workforce is achieved. Control of materials utilized is established.
  • Health Benefits: Health benefits for the workforce is enhanced by the use of RoHS as more protective equipment is used during production.
  • Reduced Defects: The organization will have reduced product defects as the product is controlled in all levels of supply chain and the workforce is better educated.
  • Fewer Landfill Hazards: With the restriction of hazardous substances, less environmental exploitation is evidenced. More stringent and regularized methods of recycling is practiced.


Any organization seeking RoHS will have to provide components information and the composition of the products and its sub-parts to analyze the application of the RoHS Directive.

What are the requirements of ROHS COMPLIANCE?

It is highly recommended to achieve RoHS certification if you have electrical and electronic products which include the following materials:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)

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