Our certificates

Overview of guidelines

Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) and its revised version 2011/65/EU regulate the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. They serve for the systematic reduction of hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium and mercury in the manufacture of these devices. The aim is to minimize any harmful effects on employees and the environment and to improve recycling options.

The aim of this regulation is to inform about the presence of chemicals in products, whereby the regulation defines the requirements for the information provided. The name REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals". For SITECO, the responsible handling of environmentally harmful substances is a matter of course. Wherever possible we attempt to reduce or avoid hazardous substances in products and processes, also beyond legal requirements. If this is not possible we inform our customers about the corresponding ingredients within the framework of the European REACH regulation.

Our products are currently designed so that the use of SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern according to Article 33) is not required. Irrespective of this, it cannot be excluded that such substances may be found in primary materials from suppliers, which we nevertheless closely monitor.

SITECO has a mandatory code of conduct for suppliers which, in accordance with our own Business Conduct Guidelines, combines the most important international standards and conventions and summarizes our fundamental values in an understandable way. This is signed by our suppliers worldwide.

One aspect of a sustainable supply chain has received special attention – the issue of conflict minerals. SITECO has therefore developed a guideline for suppliers and included it in the Code of Conduct for Suppliers. The use of conflict minerals is avoided wherever possible.