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Certified Quality Management and Environmental Management

Certifications Bureau Veritas
ept is certified in accordance with the latest quality management standards
ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 (for automotive products) as well as the ISO 14001 environmental management standard and the ISO 50001 energy management standard.

RoHS, REACH, POP, PFAS/PFOA and Recycling

RoHS 2011/65/EU

RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) is the directive for restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

We confirm that our products are RoHS 2011/65/EU compliant according to (see Download) and that the following materials are not contained in our products in concentrations above the ones stipulated.
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chrome (Cr VI)
  • Polybromated biphenyl (PBB)
  • Polybromated diphenylether (PentaBDE, octaBDE; decaBDE)
  • Perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS)
ept has considered the environmental compatibility of its newly developed products for a long time now. In order to comply with the European Directive mentioned above, RoHS compliant components were used for our products already in 2004. However, during this conversion quality assurance has always been top priority; no concessions have been made regarding the functionality and design of our press-fit technology. Lead-free connectors are up to 100 % compatible and can be press-fit into "leaded" printed circuit boards without any problem.

In the future ept will continue to adapt its product development to the latest directives and consider environment protection aspects.

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REACH-Regulation (EG Nr. 1907/2006)

ept does adhere to the December 18, 2006 European Commission (EC) regulation 1907/2006 (REACH).

The products ept purchases from its suppliers and uses in the production processes do not contain materials from the December 16, 2013 SVHC list (substances of very high concern) in a concentration of more than 0.1% mass.

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POP regulation (EG No: 850/2006)

Regulation EG 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 28, 2004, Annex I, amended by Regulation EU 2015/2030 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 13, 2015 on persistent organic pollutants (POP) is an agreement binding and restricting measures for certain long-lived organic pollutants that are binding under international law:
The manufacture, placing on the market and use of the substances listed in Annex I,
Regulation EG 850/2004 / EU 2015/2030 as such, in preparations or as components
of articles is prohibited.

According to the information currently available to us, we confirm to the best of our
knowledge and belief that the prohibited substances listed in the above guidelines
are not used in the products we manufacture.

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Information about PFAS / PFOA

The EU intends to comprehensively restrict PFAS substances. ECHA's current proposal is for a complete ban on all PFAS raw materials 18 months after the ban comes into force. ECHA's decision is expected by the end of 2025.
It is intended to grant exemptions for a few applications. Transition periods of 6 to 13 years are foreseen. 

We comply with the obligation and inform our customers which PFAS substances are used in our articles.

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Information about Disposal & Recycling of ept products

The information is intended to support the disposal company in the environmentally friendly disposal and possible recycling of our products.

However, the disposal company is responsible for checking the currently valid legal regulations in the respective country of disposal. The company ept GmbH therefore assumes no liability for noncompliance with these legal requirements!

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Conflict-Mineral policy

The following information should explain ept customers and further interested parties, how ept handles the so called „Conflict-Minerals“ along the supply chain.

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