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In response to the legal environmental directives being adopted throughout the world, Crydom has established a comprehensive program that is intended to promote product compliance with the new laws. At this time, the key environmental directives are from the European Community and China, with many countries/states either following these directives explicitly or instituting their own variations.

Conflict Minerals

Recent United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations pertaining to “Conflict Minerals” such as Gold, Tantalum, Tin and Tungsten sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries controlled by non-governmental military groups, state that such minerals should not be utilized in products produced in or by U. S. Corporations.

Conflict Minerals Report (Size: 1,292 Kb)


The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have adopted legislation restricting or banning certain substances in the electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS Directive states that: "Member States shall ensure that from 1 July, 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)."

This directive is completed by a second directive concerning the management of waste of electrical and electronic equipment.

Crydom Declaration of Compliance (Size: 226 Kb)

Legal framework

Additional Information on the RoHS Directive can be found at

EU Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Size: 115 Kb)

PE-CONS 3663-02 Directive on waste electrical and electronical equipment (WEEE) (Size: 95 Kb)


China has released an environmental legislation called Management Methods for Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products or simply (un-officially) called “China RoHS”.

China RoHS is promulgated on February 28, 2006 by 7 different organizations, namely Ministry of Information Industry (MII), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Commerce, Administration of Customs, Administration of Industry and Commerce, Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), and State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA). There are 4 chapters with 27 articles in the China RoHS and it bans the same (6) materials banned by the EU RoHS.

Certificate of Compliance (Size: 44 Kb)

Legal framework

Additional Information on the RoHS Directive can be found at (Chinese only)

Protection of Strategic Materials Critical to National Security

There have been recent changes to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.225-7014, Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals and its Alternate I, related to the sourcing requirements of acquisitions of specialty metals associated with subcontracts under DoD prime contracts for aircraft, missile and space systems, ships, tank-automotive, weapons and ammunition.

Crydom Certificate of Compliance (Size: 73 Kb)


REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced.

Crydom REACH Statement (Size: 214 Kb)

Legal framework

REACH Directive



The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC. The WEEE Directive aims to both reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. The law entered into force on January 2007.

Crydom WEEE Statement (Size: 38 Kb)

Legal framework

WEEE Directive

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