RoHS Certification

Spectro offers a complete solution for RoHS compliance Working with clients to develop best possible solution. Sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies Spectro provides competitive advantage to clients to comply.

The RoHS Certification Challenge

Regulatory authorities are now stepped-up with new ways to reduce the environmental impact and potential hazard of wastes from electrical and electronic equipment. The European Union directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) holds electrical and electronic equipment companies directly responsible for the chemical compliance of their products. This means all electrical and electronic equipments (EEE) have to conform to strict standards, extensive compliance documentation and ensure that EEEs sold in the EU don't contain more than 0.1/0.01% of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr+6), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

There are two main areas of RoHS compliance risk:

  • Product material risk: During selection of materials and components for the product and use of indirect materials in the process of manufacturing..
  • Supplier risk: From product variation, engineering or manufacturing changes, multiple suppliers and contamination through the supply chain.

Manufacturers will need to ensure that their electrical & electronic products, parts and components comply in order to be distributed and sold in all over the world. If companies work with a good framework and valid strategies, they could reduce the total costs to meet EU compliance.

The Spectro RoHS Certification Solution:

Spectro RoHS Product Certification consists of following steps:
  • Documentation Review to determine and verify the existing status of documents and the scope of testing needed. All documents are uploaded on Spectro's own Vendor Network and a comprehensive compliance file is built.
  • Initial testing of representative samples down to the homogenous material level for all six restricted substances of RoHS with specific documentation review.
  • Surveillance, process consists of, Factory Inspection including Quality Management system audit and product review with respect to restricted substances control. Spectro conducts annual follow-up inspections, which may include sampling to confirm compliance.
  • Listing in Spectro's inclusive database is available for products that meet or exceed Spectro RoHS Product Certification.
  • Program participants may use the Spectro RoHS Product Certification Mark for products approved and may appear on the product, on the packaging of the product, and on the participant's web site & print literature.
RoHS List for Restricted Substances Database

Those products that have been found to meet the requirements of the program are included in RoHS Complies List for Restricted Substances, a database that is open for all who chooses to create an account.

Withdraw of Spectro RoHS Product Certification

Products are removed from RoHS Complies List for Restricted Substances and are no longer eligible to bear the Spectro RoHS Product Certification Mark if a program participant voluntarily withdraws from the program or a non-compliance with Spectro's RoHS Program requirements occurs, which also include:

  • A product is found that it is no longer complies with requirements of Spectro RoHS Program limit for any of the six restricted substances
  • An alternate construction that has not been evaluated by Spectro's RoHS program is found
  • A program participant does not conform to the program's terms and conditions, or Surveillance requirements on said condition.
Spectro RoHS Product Certification benefits clients worldwide by:
  • Building a complete RoHS Technical Compliance database- fulfilling the RoHS Directive requirements.
  • Verifying that product and documentation have been independently reviewed and certified.
  • Offering the flexibility to use other third party / client's documentation as basis for certification.
  • Reducing risk of being exposed to market surveillance and work overload.
  • Providing an easy way to show compliance to your business partners as well as providing a competitive advantage