Environmental Policy

 Certifications     |      2016-08-27

LKK is dedicated in manufacturing Green Products which comply with the requirements of environmental regulations.

RoHS Directive (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, 2011/65/EU)

The RoHS Directive was released by the EU on February 13, 2003. The Directive specifies that it’s starting from July 1, 2006 to ban the use of any material that contains one or more of the six hazardous substances that pollute the environment, including lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominateddiphenyl ethers), in all electronics and electrical products. A maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs shall be tolerated, and a maximum concentration value of 0.01% for cadmium.

It was from 2008, LKK had made its efforts to reduce the use of the restrict material containing hazardous substances step by step and gradually getting close to the requirement of the regulation. From 2009onward, all LKK products are complying with RoHS requirement and LKK is fulfilling the compliance of the directive.

ELV Directive (end-of life vehicles, 2000/53/EC)

The ELV Directive was released by the EU on October 21, 2000. It restricts the use of heavy metals in new vehicles (including materials and components) from July 1, 2003 must less than 0.1% for lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, and 0.01% for cadmium by weight per homogeneous materials.

From 2009LKK started to redesign in order to use substitutive material that contains lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium less than 0.1% and cadmium less than 0.01% by weight.By 2010, all LKK relay are complying with ELV directive and requirement.