Ethics and Sustainability
We recognise the need to manage and develop our businesses in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner – development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. RF Global Solutions is also taking action on waste, chemicals and are RoSH Compliant. When choosing your RF provider it is important to ensure that the company you choose are in line with your own companies policies and procedures to avoid possible conflicts, many other RF companies DO NOT have any procedures in place when it comes down to Ethics and Sustainability, RF Global Solutions however feel its far too important an issue to overlook and not be proactive with.
RF Global Solutions addresses waste management in terms of the waste we produce directly, through the activities of our businesses, and indirectly, through the packaging waste passed on to our customers.
Our local waste management contractor recycles as much as our waste, as we possibly can.
Over 100,000 synthetic chemicals are now registered for use in the EU, and 400 million tonnes are produced globally each year. Concerns with synthetic chemicals and their use generally centre on the following:
- Persistence – where chemicals are resistant to degradation through natural processes and consequently persist in the environment.
- Bioaccumulation – where chemicals that plants and animals cannot break down properly accumulate in Nature.
- Toxicity – where chemicals cause direct damage to organisms that are exposed to them.
The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is quite simple. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment.
Any RoSH compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials.
Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component.
Please contact us directly for further information.