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Multiplexx Technologies Limited are committed to continually measure and improve environmental performance. We continue to seek ways to reduce waste and prevent pollution where possible. Multiplexx represents, warrants and covenants that it is in compliance and will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and directives regarding occupational health, safety and environmental protection, including the 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).
Whether you are a customer who uses our products as components within your own designs or a purchaser of Multiplexx products, you have a vested interest in our compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives. RoHS-compliant Multiplexx products will retain the same high-performance standards you have come to expect. Multiplexx is closely evaluating each manufacturing process to ensure that modifications do not impair product quality or durability. One change that will need to be made in nearly every product is the replacement of lead solder with a lead-free substitute. As other RoHS-restricted substances besides lead are identified additional product modifications are expected to follow.
As a preliminary step, we are working to identify our existing products’ level of RoHS compliance. We will provide updates as information becomes available regarding the compliance of Multiplexx products.
Supplier RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Responsibility
Ensuring that Multiplexx products comply with the RoHS Directive requires that components and materials within Multiplexx products meet specific standards. It is essential that all suppliers provide full cooperation in meeting our mutual goals of ensuring that Multiplexx’s products are RoHS-compliant. In general, Multiplexx suppliers must certify that all parts and materials delivered to Multiplexx do not exceed the thresholds set forth in the RoHS Directive for Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE), as well as several other IPC Level A materials and substances.
Because Multiplexx is dedicated to ensuring that our operations and products comply with Multiplexx’s environmental policy as well as all applicable laws and regulations, Multiplexx will demonstrate a preference to those suppliers provide parts and materials that meet the RoHS requirements.
Cooperation is Essential to Compliance
As a supplier to Multiplexx Technologies, you should be prepared to supply and retain records demonstrating your compliance through clear, accurate and appropriate reporting methods such as analytical testing results performed by your company or a qualified testing lab. Multiplexx will also conduct random audits of materials and components provided by suppliers to ensure compliance.
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive
In an effort to improve waste management in the European Union, the European Union has enacted a Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive). According to the WEEE Directive, Multiplexx must take back waste electrical or electronic equipment covered under the WEEE Directive, at its cost, for all products it puts on the market after 13 August 2005.
Products entitled to free take-back are labelled with the WEEE label on the product or packaging:
Multiplexx products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for dealers such as Multiplexx is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Multiplexx has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:
You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Multiplexx's appointed recycler.
Multiplexx pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations.
Multiplexx pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations.
The returns process:
Customer contacts the Multiplexx Help Desk on +44 845 838 1565
Customer sends the product to Multiplexx using the address provided by the Help Desk
All products must have accompanying documentation to be accepted (to be advised by Help Desk)
All returns must have the appropriate documentation affixed to the outside of the package.