Compliance with Environmental Standards
As part of our commitment to the environment, HSL designs its products using non-toxic materials that comply with the European Union's Restrictions of Hazardous Substance (ROHS) Directive.
ROHS & WEEE Directives
In 2002 the European Parliament adopted two directives to try and decrease the presence of hazardous substances in the waste stream. RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain Hazardous Substances in products. WEEE Directive seeks to decrease waste level through comprehensive waste management programs
Substances banned or severely restricted include Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE).
All HSL products are fully compliant with ROHS Directive.
Our suppliers play a significant role in ensuring that this commitment is met.
HSL is committed to minimize environmental impact of our products by using environmentally-focused policies and practices in the design, manufacture, support and disposal of our solutions.
What HSL Customers can expect
Our customers can expect HSL-designed products to be fully compliant with the RoHS Directive.
For direct sales to customers - the customer is responsible for returning the WEEE to HSL at their cost and HSL will dispose of the WEEE in accordance with the applicable legislation.
For indirect sales to customers via Business Partners, distributors and resellers (BP), BP, is viewed as importer of the EEE and is by law responsible for the take back and the disposal of WEEE. In countries where HSL is part of an individual take back scheme, e.g. Austria, France, Germany and Ireland, BP is responsible for returning WEEE to HSL at their cost and HSL will then take responsibility for the disposal of the WEEE in accordance with the applicable WEEE legislation