Inepro complies with a number of international directives for electrical and electronic equipment. These directives are named and described below.
All products manufactured / developed by Inepro feature the Conformité Européenne (CE) mark. The CE mark indicates that a product complies with the applicable rules within the European Economic Area (the European Union plus Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland). The procedures for affixing the CE marking are based on the EU Decision 93/465/EEC. The purpose of the CE marking is twofold; on the one hand it is to promote free trade within the Member States and on the other hand it increases product's safety.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive of the European Union (2002/95/EC) aims to reduce the amount of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and thereby having a positive contribution to public health and the environment. This means, among other things, that the electronic equipment put on the market does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Inepro has set its goal to surpass the RoHS requirements in satisfying these regulations worldwide. The RoHS team within Inepro leads our global efforts for this purpose. The RoHS team is constantly working with suppliers to ensure an environmentally friendly production worldwide.
The European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has been implemented in the Member States during 2005 and 2006. There are several obligations imposed on Inepro as a producer of electrical and electronic equipment. Inepro’s compliance approach for each of these obligations is provided below.
1) Product Design
Inepro’s Design for Recycling Standard is used to ensure that the design an production of Inepro branded electrical and electronic equipment takes into account the dismantling and recovery of WEEE and its components and materials.
2) WEEE Marking
All Inepro products that are subject to the WEEE Directive shipped from Inepro from August 13th 2005 are compliant with the WEEE marking requirements. Such products are marked with the “crossed out wheelie bin” WEEE symbol shown below in accordance with European Standard EN 50419
3) Information for Users
According to the timelines and requirements of European Union member states’ WEEE legislation, the following user information is provided to customers for all Inepro branded products subject to the WEEE directive. “This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that itis recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office or the Inepro Distributor company where you purchased the product.”
4) Registration and Reporting
Inepro will fulfill all legal requirements and register with national authorities, over time, in all relevant countries. Registration and enforcement dates are country dependant. Inepro will also ensure that any information required for the calculation of Inepro’s producer obligations will be provided as of the date specified in national legislation.
5) WEEE from users other than private households
Subject to applicable laws and where replacement products are being supplied by Inepro, we will ensure the proper recycling of waste resulting from any brand of non-consumer electrical and/or electronic items purchased before August 13th 2005 arising at Inepro customers’ (other than private householders) locations in the European Union. For Inepro products sold after August 13th 2005, Inepro will ensure the proper recycling of waste resulting from those products arising at the customer’s locations in the European Union The costs of recycling described above are included in the product price as standard. The costs of collecting such waste from customer premises are not included in Inepro’s standard offer; however Inepro can provide either a chargeable collection service, or addresses of locations where customers can return their products.
In accordance with Community waste legislation, Inepro confirms that treatment and recycling of WEEE done on behalf of Inepro, either by a collective scheme or individually, will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the WEEE Directive, as set out in the implementing legislation of the member states, including requirements respecting special treatment for specified parts and overall recovery rates achieved.
7) Information to Recyclers
As required by the WEEE Directive, Inepro will provide reuse and treatment information for each type of new EEE put on the market within one year after the equipment is put on the market. Inepro will make the required information available to reuse centers by the date specified in member state legislation, typically within one year after the new products have been put on the market or sold after 13th August 2005.