RoHS and WEEE Compliance Committee
Matrox is an environmentally conscious company with practices that encourage the conservation of natural resources, as well as, corporate and social responsibility.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted a "Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment," known as the RoHS Directive. The RoHS directive will restrict placement on the EU market of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE as of July 1st, 2006.
The directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, known as the WEEE directive, was transposed into law by the EU Parliament in 2003. The directive stipulates that as of August 13th, 2005, producers and importers must finance the recycling of electrical products that they sell into the EU market.
Matrox's Response to the RoHS and WEEE Directives
Matrox is conscious of the environmental risks associated with the substances covered by the RoHS directive, as well as, the problems with historical methods of managing EEE and the consequences thereof. As a company, we are dedicated to meeting the regulatory requirements of both directives.
In June 2004, Matrox established an RoHS and WEEE compliance committee with representatives from the following groups:
- Supply Chain
The purpose of the committee was to coordinate all RoHS and WEEE compliance activities. In the past year Matrox has collaborated with industry peers and suppliers working towards full compliance with both directives.
For updates on the status of Matrox's compliance with RoHS or for recycling information related to WEEE please select the links below: