Directive 2011/65/EU, better known as RoHS II (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) concerns the restrictions on use of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment (EEE), implemented in Italy with Legislative Decree no. 27 of March 4, 2014.
This regulation limits the use of certain substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)) in the production of electric and electronic equipment and their components, whose compliance must be certified by affixing the CE marking.
Therefore, in order to prevent incurring penalties or having their products withdrawn from the market, all companies that produce, assemble, distribute or import EEE must comply with these obligations. RoHS compliance management is a very demanding issue for any company, whether big or small, because it entails obtaining a considerable amount of information on the substances contained in the EEE, constant dialogue with one’s suppliers, the involvement of every company department up to assessing the conformity of the products via chemical analyses in the most complex cases.