As a global company, we recognize the responsibility we have to minimize our environmental impact on the planet. SESP is committed to the continuous reduction and prevention of industrial waste and other forms of pollution. We remain in strict compliance with local laws and requirements around the world as well as internationally recognized guidelines; and we are constantly examining ways to implement greener business practices.
SESP strictly adheres to ISO 14001 which outlines requirements for an environmental management system to promote sustainability.
SESP’s environmental policies are based on European Union environmental directives such as WEEE / RoHS, REACH, Batteries Recycling, and Packaging Recycling. These directives lay down rules on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and their proper reuse or recycle.
SESP manages a due diligence program with its suppliers across its supply chain, making sure every material, component and assembly part comply with the relevant directives.
WEEE and ROHS directives provide guidelines and restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the goal of protecting human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE.
RoHS restricts the use of certain Hazardous substances in EEE (Electrical & Electronic Equipment). All SESP products comply with RoHS requirements. Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, when customers buy new electrical and electronic equipment from SESP, they are entitled to send new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste.
If you are a SESP customer we will provide you with disassembly information.
SESP complies with the European Union regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals). This regulation is aimed at ensuring a high level of protection of human health and the environment against risks from chemicals while enhancing competitiveness and innovation. Most of the provisions in REACH concern chemicals, manufacturers and importers of chemicals. However, a few provisions directly affect “downstream users” and more specifically, producers of articles such as SESP for whom chemicals are not the main aspect of business. A producer of articles is defined as an organization that incorporates substances or mixtures into or onto materials to form an article.
As a supplier of articles, SESP is obligated to communicate to its customers and partners on its use of certain chemicals in articles that are on the Candidate List. This list is characterized as “substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment and, therefore, the risks resulting from their use must be properly controlled and the substances progressively replaced when possible.” (European Chemicals Agency [ECHA])
SESP implements an information system across its supply chain to gather and disclose information as required by RoHS, REACH and other EU directives or laws.
SESP products are defined as EEPs, therefore the measure applies to SESP hardware products.
Currently, restricted substances and their maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials are the same as in the first version of the measure, as follows:
Hexavalent chromium (0.1%)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)