The action for the EU RoHS Directive

Regarding the action of HORIBA for the EU RoHS Directive

The HORIBA products fall into the category 8, medical devices or the category 9, monitoring and control instruments in the Annex I of the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. The vast majority of our products sold into EU have been replaced with products which are consistent with the RoHS Directive. Please contact our sales persons in charge for the status of the replacement.

FAQ

Do all HORIBA products fall into the scope of the EU RoHS Directive?

Most of our products fall into the scope of the EU RoHS Directive; however, some large-scale products do not fall into it.

When the HORIBA products fall into the scope of the EU RoHS Directive?

The HORIBA products fall into the Category 8, Medical devices or the Category 9, Monitoring and control instruments in the Annex I of the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. The effective dates are listed below:

  • medical devices (in-vitro diagnostic devices), on July 22, 2016;
  • analysers and measurement devices for R&D and industrial purpose (such as, emission analysers), on July 22, 2017;
  • The other analysers and measurement devices (such as, pH meters), on July 22, 2014.

How does HORIBA judge if the HORIBA products fall into the scope of the EU RoHS Directive?

HORIBA examined the products shipped and to be shipped to EU and judge if the HORIBA products fall into the scope of the EU RoHS Directive. Making the judgement, HORIBA utilizes the information gained by our employee in Brussels and through the activities by Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE) and domestic activities.

How is the status of the action for each product?

Please contact sales persons from HORIBA.

Does HORIBA issue the document to certify no banned substances of the EU RoHS Directive contained in products?

HORIBA issues the document if requested.

Will the existing products which are not shipped to EU be compliant with the EU RoHS Directive?

Generally the existing products which are not shipped to EU will not be compliant with the EU RoHS Directive.


The action for 'Administration on Control of Pollution by Electronic Information Products’ (China RoHS)

Regarding the action of HORIBA for the China RoHS

The HORIBA products listed below fall into the scope of the China RoHS:

  • Electric Measuring Instrument (radiation monitors)
  • Electronic Industry Dedicated Equipment and Products (the products of the Semiconductor segment of HORIBA)
  • Medical Electronic Device and Apparatus (the products of the Medical segment of HORIBA)

The products HORIBA ships to China are compliant with the requirements of China RoHS. Please contact our sales persons in charge for the status in detail.

FAQ

Do all HORIBA products fall into the scope of the China RoHS?

Several products shipped to China fall into the scope of the China RoHS.

When the HORIBA products fall into the scope of the China RoHS?

The effective date is on March 1, 2007.

How does HORIBA judge if the HORIBA products fall into the scope of the China RoHS?

HORIBA judges it according to ‘Electronic Information Products Classification and Explanations’. HORIBA also utilises the information gained through activities in the trade association.

How is the status of the action for each product?

Please contact sales persons from HORIBA.

Does HORIBA issue the document to certify to comply with the China RoHS contained in products?

HORIBA issues the document if requested. The content of the document for the China RoHS differs from that for the EU RoHS Directive. Please contact sales persons from HORIBA.

Is there any symbol of showing the products to comply with the China RoHS?

HORIBA products are labelled with the symbol given by the regulation if the products are compliant with the China RoHS.


The actions for the REACH Regulation in EU

We, HORIBA, Ltd. are compliant with REACH Regulation ((EC) No 1907/2006) and CLP Regulation ((EC) No 1272/2008) regarding Articles, Substances and Mixtures with our suppliers’ kind cooperation. 

Regarding REACH Regulation, we are compliant with especially SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) related to obligation of distributing information, always aware of updating status of laws and regulations. 
We define restricted substances listed in the Annex 17 in REACH Regulation as banned substances in our company rule and Green Procurement Guideline geared toward our suppliers.
With regard to Substances and Mixtures, we are compliant with creating SDS and labeling according to CLP Regulation.


The action for GHS*1 Regulations

Manufacturers are sometimes required by law to provide safety information on chemical products in the form of safety data sheets (SDS)*2 and labels*3. In July 2003, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which stipulates rules for providing such information, was published; subsequently, GHS-related rules have been established on a global scale. Against this backdrop, at the end of 2013, HORIBA introduced an SDS creation support system that supports 43 languages in 50 countries worldwide. By doing so, all HORIBA companies around the world have nearly completed implementation of the measures they should take to meet GHS requirements as governments in the EU zone, North America, and other regions enact GHS-related laws during 2015 and 2016.

*1 GHS: The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
*2 SDS: Document used to provide information on the hazardous properties of chemical products and chemicals contained in products in order to ensure safe handling thereof.
*3 Labels: Labels are filled in with necessary information and presented (affixed or printed) on containers to provide information on the hazardous properties of chemical products.

Omoshiro Okashiku (Joy and Fun)

Omoshiro Okashiku - Joy and Fun

The company motto displayed above sums up the directive to everyone at HORIBA Group, which is to bring enthusiasm and excitement into our work to make our trade fulfilling and enjoy our lives.