Waste Recycling & Chemical Safety Policy

Armstrong Optical Ltd – WEEE and RoHS Policy

General Policy on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC

The majority of the commercial and military products supplied by the Company either form part of other equipment or installations, or are exempted by Article 2.3 in respect to equipment connected with national security or military purposes. Therefore these products do not fall within the scope of the WEEE Directive.

Further to the previous statement, and in respect to the definition requirement in the WEEE Directive, where the Company is classified as a ‘Producer’ the goods supplied are covered by our WEEE
registration WEE/GC0051TQ.

Where requested by the customer as part of their responsibilities under the WEEE Directive, the Company will cost for and declare the breakdown of the material content with respect to the products for recycling as a percentage of total weight.

General Policy on the Restrictions of use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive – 2002/95/EC

The Company will, where possible, or specifically contractually mandated by the customer, design and manufacture Electrical and Electronic equipment (EEE) in line with the product, material and process requirements where available, that comply with the RoHS Directive.

This will be achieved by:

  • Selecting components and materials at the design stage that comply where practicable with the requirements of the RoHS Directive.
  • Ensuring that RoHS compliant components and materials in the supply chain procurement and stock management processes are clearly identified from non RoHS product.
  • Obtaining RoHS Compliance declarations from suppliers, including Commercial-off-the-shelf 
  • (COTS) items.
  • Communicating to the customer the critical product change implications where they impact on form, fit or function, or where such communication has been specifically agreed on the order or contract.
  • Ensuring the Customer understands their responsibility at the order stage to identify if they DO NOT require RoHS complaint product, as the company’s default process is towards RoHS compliance. Armstrong Optical will still maintain the flexibility and process control to provide a non RoHS variant if required

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