Responsible Manufacturing

Several areas of the world are now enforcing new environmental regulations that govern the manufacturing and disposal of products that include electronic components. The first was Europe. The European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive has been in effect since August 2005, and the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) took effect in July of 2006. RoHS has caused reverberations around the world. In fact, since these directives became public in 2002, most companies in the industry have been planning for the transition to no-lead products. These directives are described in more detail below:

ISO 14001:2004
ISO 14001 is the standard for assessing an organization's environmental management system (EMS).

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive stipulates that a company is
responsible for the ecological disposal or recycling of its electrical and electronic products.
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The restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment stipulated in the Recast RoHS Directive (also known as RoHS 2.0) prohibits the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
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China RoHS 2
The Chinese government has issued revised regulations that restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products. At Moxa, we ensure that our products comply with all the requirements stipulated in the revised regulations. Moxa's comprehensive labeling system verifies the restricted use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical products. Furthermore, full substance disclosures are provided if a product contains certain hazardous substances.
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Moxa has taken early action in this regard and is proud to be among the first in the industry to eliminate the use of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid in our products.
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Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the use of chemical substances in the European Union (EU). The regulation is applicable in all EU member states, including the EEA/EFTA states. REACH impacts the manufacturing sector and the import of products into Europe.
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One of the main concerns of manufacturers of networking and communications equipment is getting rid of lead, since lead is one of the main ingredients of solder. Moxa's customers can rest assured that all of Moxa's new "green products," which are being released this year, satisfy the EU's RoHS directive.

Moxa's Green Promise

Moxa is dedicated to helping create and maintain a safe and clean environment, but our efforts are not limited to just the product. We have also taken great care to ensure that the product box, all types of packing material, plastic box handles, ink, and all other material used to process and ship our products, meet the RoHS guidelines.