Importance of RoHS compliance

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By Lauren Rowles | Dec 19, 2016
GMN makes sure that all of our materials are RoHS certified.

Over the years, it has always been a priority at GM Nameplate (GMN) to make sure all of our materials, processes, and inks are certified under the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). As a result, GMN is equipped as companies throughout California are starting to place an increased importance on RoHS certification. It is now standard to include proof of RoHS compliance on both internal and external customer documentation so customers can see that the standard is met.

The main objective of RoHS certification is to restrict the use of hazardous materials in electronic equipment, to encourage proper recycling and re-use of this equipment, and to substitute heavy metals with safer alternatives. GMN takes pride in this certification because it validates our constant efforts as a manufacturing company to reduce electrical and electronic waste, increases safety for our employees and customers, and limits our impact on the environment.

To ensure that we maintain RoHS certification, we continually survey our supply chain to guarantee their compliance by identifying and testing alternate materials.