Dacpol Sp. z o.o. bases its operation on a quality management system, linking together quality policy and taking care about the environment and human health. Our strategic purpose is to meet the needs and requests of our business partners, concurrently complying with the legal requirements and those concerning environmental protection.
Caring about the natural environment is one of our operational priorities. According to this principle, every day we are implementing pro environmental actions. These actions are aimed primarily at decreasing the electrical power usage, media, and thoughtful organization of different waste disposal, limiting the paper and ink packages usage.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances is a 2011/65/UE directive of European Union from 8th of June 2011 and 2015/863/UE from 31st of March 2015 changing the II attachment to the European Parliament and Council directive for limiting the usage of hazardous substances in electric and electronic devices.
This directive makes the membership countries of European Union to elaborate and implement complying policies.
Directive decreases the allowed limit of hazardous substances in the electronic and electric devices (EEE) sold in European Union.
ubstances, which must comply with the limit of the maximum concentration allowed in weight in the homogeneous materials are:
- Lead (0,1 %)
- Mercury (0,1 %)
- Cadmium (0,01 %)
- Hexavalent chromium (0,1 %)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (0,1 %)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ether(PBDE) (0,1 %)
- Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1 %)
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1 %)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1 %)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1 %)
There was no other event as influential on the component distribution as the European Union directive concerning the hazardous substances limits.
Dacpol Company, to support better environmental and human health protection, including recycling friendly and EEE waste disposal, requires from the distributor to comply to the 2011/65/UE European Parliament and Council directive from 8th June 2011, concerning the rule of limiting the hazardous substances in the electronic and electric devices and the II attachment of 2015/863/EU from May 31st 2015 and implementing ruling of the Economy Minister from May 8th 2013 concerning the requirements of limiting the usage of some hazardous substances in the electronic and electrical devices (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland May 10th 2031).
In case of relinquishing of the distributor from complying with the given directives, they are obliged to immediately inform Dacpol about this fact.
The RoHS directive increased the awareness among producers about hazardous substances used in the electronic industry. However, besides the mentioned RoHS substances in electronics and electro-technics, there are many different dangerous chemical substances, which are under REACH rules. It means that registration is required, or even a limited usage allowance, if the substance is especially hazardous.
Substances, which have to comply with the policies, are called SVHC - substances of very high concern). They are characterized by special properties. SVHC are carcinogenic substances, mutagenic or harmful to the reproductive system, named CMR, able to bioaccumulation and toxicity – PBT.
REACH sets four main obligations on the producers, importers and distributors, who deliver to the European Union market materials that fall into the discussed category of the directive. First is the initial registration of the substances, which can be freed during the typical or predicted environment of their operation. Registration concerns also substances which yearly quantity in the material exceeds 1t.
It is also required to register to ECHA all substances that are on the obligatory registration list, when the yearly quantity of it equals 1t or the substance’s concentration is above 0,1% weight.
Next obligations are informing the users about the SVHC in the materials and also complying with the limits set by the European Union, which concern the allowed amount of these substances.
Dacpol Company as a distributor of the materials and electronics participates in these new policies. Although the electronic materials can be classified as substances and goods, Dacpol is not considered as a producer, importer nor further user or registrar by virtue of art. 3 REACH regulation. Dacpol takes no responsibility for registration of distributed materials or elements.
Producers all required passing the information about substances in the products in compliance with the art.33 of 1907/2006 regulation of European Parliament and Council from 18th December 2006 concerning the registration, evaluation of the permits and limits of the chemicals (REACH) and creation of the European Chemicals Agency.
Dacpol expects from the producers to have efficient programs of environmental protection, which comply to REACH regulations, will disclose the SVHC substances to Dacpol company and share with Dacpol the characteristics sheets of the hazardous substances or other document stating the methods of safe proceeding with their products that include SVHC substances with the amount exceeding 0,1% in any homogeneous material.
European Union regulation in responsible acquiring of the material was supported by many membership countries’ representatives.
The regulation pledges countries from the union that import tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, to make sure that in the delivery chain there are no products that could be financing an armed conflict.
These metals are used, among others, in the automotive industry, electrics, aviation, machines, as well as in construction, lighting, and jewelry trade. The EU is a huge importer of these materials. Among the exporting countries there are ones with ongoing armed conflicts, and the funds acquired from selling metals can be used for financing the battles or firearms purchases. Examples of such countries are Democratic Republic of Congo or African Great Lakes region.
According to new regulations, importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold from the regions of conflict or in danger of being in one are required to do due diligence in controlling their suppliers. Guidelines of due diligence are described by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This obligation will be implemented from January the 1st, 2021.
In this obligation are not included small importers, such as dentists or jewelers, who would not be able to face the additional administrative burden. Regulations also do not include materials from waste recycling.
Minerals of conflict - Dacpol Sp. z o. o
Dacpol partnership cooperates with suppliers, from whom we require stating that the delivered goods do not contain minerals or derivatives that come from Democratic Republic of Congo or neighboring countries, and which can be used to finance the conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo or neighboring regions. In case of usage of the minerals from regions under conflict in production of the products supplied by the producer, they covenant to immediately inform DACPOL about this fact. In case of not fulfilling these requirements, DACPOL reserves the right to withdraw from the contract and send back to the supplier purchased goods.