On June 1st, 2007, the European REACH regulation was implemented, gradually imposing obligations until 2018. REACH, which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals, brought about a comprehensive restructuring of chemical substance control legislation in Europe.
Under REACH, manufacturers and importers of chemical substances may be required to (i) register the substances they use or import, and/or (ii) provide information to their customers regarding certain substances known as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).
Selektro A/S is a manufacturer of electronics products and imports articles such as electronics components, cables, connectors, and printed circuit boards. However, we do not sell products with articles containing chemicals intended to be released under normal and foreseeable conditions of use. Therefore, pre-registration or registration of substances is not required in these circumstances.
We have actively sought information from our suppliers of printed circuit boards, connectors, cables, and cabinets (both within and outside the EU) to determine if any articles contain SVHCs. To date, none of our suppliers have indicated that they are subject to REACH.
In our production processes, Selektro A/S does not use chemicals on the restricted list. If customers require a statement from us regarding REACH compliance, we can confirm that we do not use substances on the restricted list according to REACH. However, it is important to separately investigate articles such as PCBs and components. We can assist customers by requesting statements from suppliers to ensure the entire supply chain is secure.
If any responses from our suppliers indicate any implications related to REACH, Selektro A/S will promptly inform you. We continuously monitor new developments and obligations concerning Annex XIV (the “Candidate list”). If any changes to the Candidate list affect our obligations under REACH, we will directly communicate with you.