European Union Directives 2002/96/EC (WEEE) and 2002/95/EC (ROHS)
As a global independent distributor of electronic components, Zeris Electronic Solutions Limited as carefully monitored the adoption of “Green Standards,” throughout the European Community as well as the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, and Australia all of whom are initiating versions of the RoHS and WEEE directives.
It is our standpoint that the sole responsibility for defining RoHS compliance of a product or products is the manufacturer of said products and components. It is also our belief that it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to disseminate said information as widely as possible.
Zeris Electronic Solutions Limited is NOT a manufacturer of any of the components that we sell and trade. Our role within the supply chain is to supply product that meets the exact specification demanded by our clients as stipulated and designed by their engineers. The responsibility therefore falls to the procurement professionals, within our client base, to meet not only the technical requirements of a project but also the regional environmental requirements of a project.
Zeris Electronic Solutions Limited will invest in the resources required to successfully facilitate both the acquisition and communication of RoHS compliance documentation to the procurement professionals we service on a daily basis as part of our normal course of business. Over the upcoming months and weeks, you will notice changes to our web site to capture and store links to manufacturers’ web sites and to identify data regarding RoHS compliant product.
As the exact composition of a product is the sole intellectual property of the original manufacturer which may be modified at any time, Zeris Electronic Solutions Limited can only guarantee chemical content to the extent that the original component manufacture provides guarantees. Zeris Electronic Solutions Limited will certify that we do NOT add any RoHS materials as part of our distribution activities.
We look forward to meeting this global challenge with our valued trading partners. We welcome feedback and suggestions to our policy as we are firmly aware that this recent legislation is only the beginning of a much larger trend toward a socially conscious “green” corporate culture globally.