KJ Electric is committed to addressing customers' needs and requirements by providing relevant information concerning specific environmental directives. We follow the environmental landscape for relevant regulatory changes, and identify emerging environmental issues that may be of concern to our customers. We work closely with manufacturers to review and update applicable environmental product information on a regular basis.
The policy statements listed below address environmental directives that we are focused on. It is our goal to make related information available to our customers for the brands and products we distribute, and maintain the most current product information needed to support or comply with environmental directives. KJ Electric will assist with any comments, suggestions, or questions related to policy statements, information sharing practices, and additional compliance concerns.
EU Directive 2011/65/EU, Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE), was enacted to further enhance the prevention of hazardous substances from entering the production process, thereby keeping them out of the waste stream.
RoHS is a European Directive aiming to control the use of certain hazardous substances in the production of new electrical and electronic equipment. It is a partner directive to the WEEE Directive (Waste in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) that controls the disposal and recycling of EEE.
KJ Electric is aware of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, commonly referred to as RoHS, and we are committed to helping our customers comply with applicable RoHS reporting requirements.
As a distributor of Electronic and Electrical Equipment and related components, we do not design, manufacture, or control the content of any of the products that we sell. Therefore, we rely upon our manufacturer partners to advise us as to the RoHS compliance status of products we distribute. KJ Electric will strive to provide RoHS-compliant products as requested and available.
“REACH" is an acronym for, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals, which is a European Union Regulation that came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. REACH is focused on the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. It is the strictest law to date regarding chemical substances, and it affects industries worldwide. The law basically puts the responsibility for chemical safety on the manufacturers of those chemicals. An important objective of these regulations is to encourage, and in certain situations, ensure chemicals of high concern are replaced with less dangerous chemicals or eliminated.
REACH requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) into the European Union (EU) in quantities of one ton or more per year to register these substances with the European Chemicals Agency. A major element of the REACH regulation is the requirement to communicate information on chemical content up and down the supply chain.
KJ Electric is aware of the ever-evolving REACH requirements that are typically updated by the European Chemical Agency on a semiannual basis. We are committed to helping our customers comply with applicable REACH due diligence and disclosure requirements.
As a distributor, we do not design, manufacture, or control the content of any products. Therefore, KJ Electric has a limited role in these new regulations and must rely upon our manufacturer partners to advise us on the REACH status of the products we distribute. Although electronic components and supplies can be characterized as articles and substances, KJ Electric is not considered a manufacturer, importer, downstream user, or registrant under Article 3 of REACH. To the best of our knowledge, KJ Electric has no responsibility to register any of the components or supplies we distribute.
KJ Electric does have the responsibility to communicate SVHC information down the supply chain when provided by the manufacturer, per article 33 of the directive.
KJ Electric expects manufacturers to have robust environmental programs that adhere to the requirements of REACH, identify SVHC to us, and provide a Safety Data Sheet or other document prescribing the safe handling of their products which contains SVHCs in excess of 0.1% in any of the products homogenous materials. This is not always the case as manufacturers are free to comply or not comply with environmental laws from other countries.
KJ Electric cannot sign a global agreement on REACH Compliance. Customers must take an active role in understanding environmental compliance and select products accordingly. Customers wishing to ensure purchased products are free of SVHCs should choose manufacturers that openly and publicly support REACH.
In 2010, Congress passed the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act, which directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product" manufactured by those companies. Under the Act, those minerals include tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten.
Congress enacted Section 1502 of the Act because of concerns that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals by armed groups is helping to finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region in Africa and is contributing to an emergency humanitarian crisis.
KJ Electric is aware of the conflict mineral reporting obligations under Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. However, traditional component distribution activities, such as those performed by KJ Electric, are not within the scope of the bill's reporting requirements. As a distributor we do not design, manufacture, or control the content of any products we distribute. Therefore, we must rely upon our manufacturer partners to advise us as to the conflict mineral status of the products we distribute.
Please note: Because KJ Electric does not design, manufacture, or control the material content of the products we sell, we cannot complete web surveys, spreadsheets, and/or sign off on customer or vendor letters or documents related to Conflict Minerals due to related liability issues.
Effective August 31, 2018, the State of California requires customer notification of products manufactured after August 31, 2018 which contain substances listed in the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) substance list, in amounts exceeding Significant Risk Levels/ Dosage levels, which are known in the state of California to cause cancer, or birth defects, or reproductive harm. This requirement applies to consumer products sold in California, or products which may be exposed to people in the State of California.
To the best of our knowledge as an authorized distributor, components do not contain the above referenced substances in levels above the Safe Harbor levels, which include No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for chemicals causing reproductive toxicity.
Electronic components, electronic products, or production supplies in general may include some level of substances identified by Prop 65.
KJ Electric does not have detailed chemical content information. KJ Electric will pass on manufacturer prop 65 product warnings as attached to manufacturer products. Please contact the manufacturer for specific information regarding the content of any substances that are identified by California Prop 65.
As a distributor, we do not manufacture or control the content of any of the products that we sell. Therefore, we rely upon our manufacturer partners to advise us with the Prop 65 compliance status of products we distribute.
Please note: Because KJ Electric does not design, manufacture, or control the material content of the products we sell, we are unable to complete web surveys, spreadsheets, and/or sign off on customer or supplier letters or documents related to Prop 65 due to related liability issues.