RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Product Certification

RoHS Product Certification

The European Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) holds electrical and electronic equipment companies directly responsible for the chemical compliance of their products. This means all products must conform to strict standards, provide extensive compliance documentation, and ensure that electrical and electronic products sold in the EU do not contain lead, cadmium, mercuryhexavalent chromiumpolybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) above the legal threshold. Manufacturers, owners, retailers, and importers alike need to ensure that their products comply in order to be distributed and sold in the EU.

Where can you go to certify your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to RoHS?

  • Declarations of Conformity (DoC)
  • Test reports 
  • Materials declarations from the suppliers of materials and/or components

All compliance documents are subject to review and samples are required for RoHS 6-substance verification and testing of homogeneous materials. In addition, manufacturer site audits and surveillance for process management control will be implemented and executed to ensure compliance.

This unique Intertek certification scheme essentially offers:

  • A trusted third-party partnership in RoHS self declaration 
  • Assurance that products and accompanying documentation has been independently reviewed and certified by a competent third party 
  • Time and cost savings reducing the client’s overall workload 
  • Reduced risk of being exposed to market surveillance 
  • An easier way to show compliance to your producers 
  • An environmentally positive profile to present to end-users and consumers