Spark Holland’s objective will be to ensure compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, for all Spark Holland identified suppliers. Currently Spark Holland’s policy is to work only with Suppliers who adhere to our environmental expectations and human rights policies.
On December 15, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued proposed regulations implementing section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act” or “Act”), which requires reporting companies (also known as “issuers”) to make certain disclosures about the source of minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of their manufactured products.
Spark Holland is closely monitoring and following the development of these SEC regulations to ensure that our policies, practices and supply chain partners comply with the requirements that will be established in the proposed SEC regulations.
REACH Compliance Statement
The EU regulation EC 1907/2006 which covers the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances is an EU regulation that became effective on 01 June 2007.
The purpose of this legislation is to ensure human and environmental health by regulating Substances of Very High Concern, or SVHC’s. These substances are listed in the REACH legislation available at: http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/regulations/reach/
Spark Holland BV is a downstream user of any SVHC substances that are used in supplied parts for our products. Based on declarations from our suppliers no SVHC substances are used in supplied parts for our products. Spark does not add any SVHC substances during its manufacturing processes.
To the best of our knowledge none of the end products we produce for our customers have any SVHC substances in concentrations above the minimums contained in the legislation, typically < 0.1% w/w.
Spark Holland will continue to monitor its suppliers, and if any substances begin to be included in our products that require registration, we will inform our customers according to the REACH legislation.
ROHS Compliance Statement
The European ROHS directive 2011/65/EU restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The ROHS legislation available at;
In Annex II of the 2011/65/EU directive the following restricted substances with their maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials are defined:
- Lead (0.1 %)
- Mercury (0.1 %)
- Cadmium (0.01 %)
- Hexavalent chromium (0.1 %)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1 %)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1 %)
To the best of our knowledge, based on supplier part and material declarations, none of the products we produce for our customers contain any of the RoHS substances by weight in homogeneous materials above the maximum concentration values defined in Annex II of the ROHS directive 2011/65/EU.
Spark Holland will continue to monitor its suppliers and prevent ROHS substances to enter our products.