Position Statement of on the EU REACH Regulation
Artesyn is aware that under the REACH Regulation, which entered into force on 1 June 2007, the "manufacturer" and "importer" as well as "downstream user" of chemical substances, on their own, in preparations or in articles, that fall within the definitions of the REACH Regulation will bear certain responsibilities with respect to manufacturing, importation, placing on the market and use of chemical substances.
The compliance measures of Artesyn will, inter alia, include a close cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency as well as the responsible national authorities whenever required and a timely submission of all relevant communications to the European Chemicals Agency.
Furthermore, Artesyn is in contact with its suppliers to ensure that the required pre-registrations and registrations will be effected.
Artesyn will make its best efforts to obtain all information on the substances used in order to assess the risks arising from the uses and to ensure that the risks which the substances may present are properly managed and in order to pass the required information up and down the supply chain. In particular, Artesyn is working with its suppliers to ensure that it receives all necessary information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in order to be able to fulfil its related obligations, to ensure notification requirements are met, if applicable, and to pass the relevant information about SVHC on to its customers.
Any present and future restrictions on particular substances will be closely adhered to.
Should you have any questions regarding the application of this Regulation and how it may affect your transactions with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, please contact your local Artesyn representative or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
Artesyn supports all efforts to end the human suffering and environmental impact that has been associated with mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. Artesyn is committed to meeting all legislative and regulatory requirements that seek to eradicate this suffering.
Tracing the origin and chain of custody of minerals throughout a global supply chain is a complex process. This can only be accomplished with the cooperation and support of a vast number of industries and public and private stakeholders. Artesyn continues to work with its suppliers, industry groups and other stakeholders to develop and implement policies and systems to reduce the risk that minerals in our supply chain come from mines that finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC region. To this end, Artesyn requires its suppliers and their suppliers to acquire minerals only from conflict free smelters and refiners as certified by the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). A list of certified smelters and refiners is available on the CFSI website at http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/conflict-free-smelter-refiner-lists/.
For questions on responsible sourcing of materials, contact: email@example.com.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Artesyn Suppliers are expected to fully comply with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct.
Artesyn has adopted this Code and expects its suppliers and partners to do the same, either through explicit adoption of the Code, implementation of its principles, or adoption of a similar Code governing the same environmental and social topics.
The Code is available in 14 different languages and guidance on specific sections of the Code is also available. Suppliers are required to audit themselves to this Code, either through a 3rd party validated audit or through a thorough self-assessment.
For guidance on how to comply with the Code, please see: http://www.eiccoalition.org/standards/code-of-conduct/ and http://www.eiccoalition.org/resources/guidance-documents/
Suppliers should audit themselves to the Code through a validated, 3rd-party, independent audit. For more information on the EICC Validated Audit Process, see http://www.eiccoalition.org/standards/validated-audit-process/.
If you have any questions about the Supplier Code of Conduct, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.