RoHS (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances) is an EU Directive that will restrict the use of 6 hazardous materials in the manufacture of electronic & electrical equipment
(See Affected products ).

The legislation came into force on 1st July 2006.

It is closely linked with, and takes its scope from, the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive.

RoHS is having a fundamental impact on the electronics industry.

Legally it applies within the EU only, however RoHS is fast becoming a world-wide 'standard' due to the global nature of the this industry.

Similar environmental legislation is also being considered in a number of countries outside the EU.

RoHS is not solely a technical manufacturing problem. It has major implications for other aspects of business including:
  • product design
  • customer and supplier relations
  • logistics and supply chain management
RS fully supports all of the environmental objectives of this Directive.

As a market leading company we are working closely with our business partners to ensure compliance and support for you.
(see how we can help you).

The information in this knowledge centre will be updated regularly.