RoHS, REACH and conflict minerals


The EC Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment regulates the use of hazardous substances in equipment and components. The aim of the directive is to restrict the use of undesirable substances in electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market in the EU. It, as well as the respective implementation in national law, is collectively referred to by the abbreviation RoHS (Restriction of (the use of certain) Hazardous Substances). 

The EC Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) has been replaced by the EC Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) which came into force on 3 January 2013.

RoHS Declaration


Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) is an EU chemicals regulation that came into force on 1 June 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. As an EU regulation, REACH is equally and directly applicable in all member states. REACH fundamentally harmonizes and simplifies the existing chemicals legislation. The banned chemicals are declared in the SVHC list. 

SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) are chemical compounds (or part of a group of chemical compounds) that have been identified under the REACH regulation as having particularly hazardous properties. These substances may have serious effects on human health or the environment. The listing of a substance as SVHC by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the first step in the authorisation and restriction of chemicals.
The first list of SVHCs was published on 28 October 2008 and has since been updated every six months at the end of June and the end of December. For identified SVHCs, special information obligations apply within the supply chain.

Manufacturers or importers who manufacture or import substances on their own and/or substances in preparations weighing more than one tonne per year in the European Union fall within the scope of REACH. MEDI Kabel GmbH is therefore not subject to registration and is not directly affected,
however, we are in constant contact with our suppliers to ensure that we do not use prohibited chemicals. MEDI Kabel marks the REACH conformity of each product in the data sheet.
MEDI Kabel marks the REACH conformity of each product in the data sheet.

REACH Declaration

The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU came into force on 20 April 2016.
The directive applies to electrical equipment with a rated voltage between 50V and 1000V for alternating current and between 75V and 1500V for direct current with exceptions. These products have a CE mark on the label.
We provide appropriate collective declarations on our website for products that comply with the directive. For an extended risk assessment we provide a detailed data sheet on request.

Construction Products Regulation EU 305/2011

On 01.07.2017 the Construction Products Regulation (BauPVO)(CPR) EU 305/2011 came into force.
This includes cables and lines that are permanently installed in buildings.

Conflict Minerals

On the initiative of the American legislator, the black market in certain metals such as tin, tantalum, gold and tungsten from the Congo and its neighbouring countries is to be made more difficult. The initiative is not binding on countries outside the USA. Nevertheless, we share the objectives of the initiative and will subsequently review our suppliers.
Based on current knowledge, we can confirm that our products do not contain raw materials from the above-mentioned conflict regions.

Conflict minerals