Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation which entered into force in June 2007. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and the potential impacts on the environment and human health. REACH also addresses the continued use of chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC) because of their potential negative impact.
RDS Wire & Cable, Inc. is a supplier of 'articles' and relies on our suppliers for information reguarding compliance. When a new list of SVHC is released by the European Chemicals Agency, RDS performs due diligence with our supply chain to determine compliance.
Please download our REACH/RoHS2 statement, or contact us with any further questions.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances is a diretive of the European Union that initially took effect in July 2006. The directive restricts the use of 10 substances including heavy metals Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, and flame retardants PBB (Polybrominated biphenyls), and PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ether). To the best of our knowledge, none of our suppliers intentionally use these substances in the manufacture of their products. However we do not routinely analyze our products for substances not purposely added. This applies to products manufactured March 2006 or later.