Actions for Regulations
The EU Directive No. 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) took effect on 13 August, 2005.
The JVC KENWOOD Group improves continuously the recycling-oriented product development. In line with WEEE Directive, not only have we taken part in the collection scheme of each European country in which we sell equipment, but we are enhancing our achievements in the recycling. The crossed-out-wheeled- bin symbol which is attached to our products means that the product is covered by WEEE Directive.
In accordance with the requirements of the WEEE European regulations, Kenwood Electronics UK Ltd are now registered as a producer.
WEEE Directive Requirements:
Our Producer Registration Number is: WEE/HB0065TW.
Our WEEE Compliance Scheme company is:
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has been enforced in the UK since 2007. The legislation aims to make Producers finance the end-of-life WEEE collection, treatment and recovery in an environmentally sound manner. Kenwood Electronics UK Ltd has joined Transform WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme for its WEEE obligation and provides free recycling of the EEE once a non-household end user would like to return the equipment. Please contact us on 0208 208 7500 to arrange the collection.
The EU Directive No. 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) took effect on 1st July 2006. It restricts the use of the six substance groups lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB (polybrominated biphenyl) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether) for electrical and electronic products that are put on the EU market.
The products of the JVCKENWOOD Group became completely compliant with RoHS by checking at every stage of the manufacturing process, from the design and development stages to servicing.
The revised EU battery directive No. 2006/66/EEC took effect on 26 Sept 2008. It is prohibited to place batteries and accumulators on the market if they do not meet the requirements of the directive.
Key elements of the directive are a ban on the use of hazardous heavy metals like cadmium and mercury in batteries and accumulators (except some use) and the obligation to display the recycling symbol on batteries and accumulators.
In the JVCKenwood Group, all effected products comply with the new Battery Directive.
The EU Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force in 1 June, 2007. REACH regulates not only new substances but also existing chemicals and requires companies to register themselves in the case where they annually manufacture or import one ton and more of a chemical substance and to prepare safety evaluation documents in the case where they annually manufacture or import ten tons and more of a chemical substance.
The JVCKENWOOD Group has completed investigations on intentionally released chemical substances which are supposed to have negative effects and is now undertaking investigation to fulfill the responsibility imposed on producers and importers of articles with substances of very high concern (SVHC). In addition, we take part in JAMP (Joint Article Management Promotion - consortium) and collect information on chemical substances.
The following substance listed in SVHC candidate list is commonly known to be contained in cables of electric and electronic equipment:
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (EC No. 204-211-0, CAS No. 117-81-7)
The substance ‘DEHP’ might be contained in a limited number of our cables for electric and electronic equipment.
The JVCKENWOOD Group will continue to work closely with our suppliers to ensure compliance with all the requirements of REACH.
The EU Directive 2005/32/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (EuP) entered into force on 11 Aug, 2006. It is required to incorporate the ecological design into the scheme of the environmental management system, to analyze the environmental burden caused by products over the life cycle and to disclose such information. European Commission has studied saving potentials and is currently developing concrete implementing measures for several product groups. When a EuP implementing measure takes effect, products have to meet certain requirements.
In order to comply with the EuP directive and implementing measures, the JVCKENWOOD Group designed a scheme to conduct the product assessment and is carrying out preparations for the information disclosure.