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