Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) certification will smooth your products’ path to market anywhere in the world.
SGS’s RoHS program helps companies minimize the financial and administrative burden of RoHS compliance. Our program is a single product certification which can be extended to a product series provided the range uses the same raw materials, similar management system and the basic design has not significantly changed.
The SGS RoHS Certification Mark is independent verification of your compliance to RoHS. It demonstrates your commitment to quality and achieving consistent production.
The first step is for you to complete all relevant technical documentation...
Increasing regulation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment places responsibility on manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to prove that their products comply.
Third party RoHS testing from SGS enables you to ensure compliance to the relevant EU RoHS directive.
All new products need to be monitored for the concentration of restricted substances including, lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
Your challenge is to ensure that no product exceeds the RoHS limits of 0.1% or 1,000ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100ppm) by weight of homogenous material. We offer different ways of testing:
Non destructive analysis
We use several non destru...
As a retailer importing electrical and electronic products into the European Union it is your responsibility to prove that your stock complies with relevant RoHS testing legislation and guidelines.
To manage your supply chain, from raw material to components and shipment requires an effective and robust quality management system. You need to have a test and control mechanism in place to ensure, and prove, that imported products meet the necessary requirements.
SGS has a Modular RoHS Concept for Retailer/Importers which provides a comprehensive solution that meets the European Union’s RoHS regulations, such as RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC...
As the market leader in RoHS testing our reports have an excellent reputation worldwide.
In exceptional circumstances some local authorities will not accept RoHS test reports at face value. To combat this issue we have developed a secure database driven solution, the SGS RoHS Certificate of Conformity (CoC). We have taken our network of laboratories, quality assurance experts and European based Certification Bodies (CBs) and linked them to a single database. This ensures that RoHS test reports created in one part of the world are acceptable everywhere.
How does it work?
Step 1 – Online database ensures global access
With the approval of manufacturers, who own the RoHS test reports, we build a database of all test reports, which is accessible worldwide...
Streamline your hazardous substances (HS) testing with IECEE HS Reporting Services from SGS.
Hazardous substances reporting, developed by the IECEE, can determine and report their levels in the materials and components used in electrical and electronic equipment. The hazardous substance list identifies materials for testing, it is not meant for end products. The service tests items against the latest international IEC hazardous substance standard and delivers globally recognized reports for your company.
Our global network of RoHS accredited laboratories can supply you with reliable test results measuring your products against the globally different requirements for hazardous substances...
Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of electrical and electronic products must comply with different regulations about the Restriction of Hazardous Substances relevant to their end market.
What is RoHS?
The RoHS2 Directive, 2011/65/EU, restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including Cadmium, Mercury Chromium VI, PBBs and PBDEs contained in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of homogenous material.
On June 4, 2015, Directive 2011/65/EU was amended by Directive 2015/863 to add 4 new phthalates increasing the total number of restricted substances to 10...