Product Quality & Safety
Protempis maintains a registered quality management system which is regularly audited for compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
Responsible Product Life Cycle
Global and local regulations restrict or require reporting on several substances considered hazardous to human life as well as the environment. Protempis mandates that suppliers providing product parts, components or materials must meet the requirements stated in the Protempis Substance Restriction Specification. These substances must not be present in parts and materials that are selected during the product design phase.
RoHS: Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Protempis has established policies for compliance with the EU RoHS - European Directive 2011/65/EU including Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015, amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU. The ten Hazardous Substances are: Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB (Polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers), Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). Protempis products placed on the European market meet the requirements imposed by the RoHS Directive. Further, Protempis is working toward applying these same standards to all its products wherever Protempis sells or distributes them.
Protempis works closely with our supply chain to verify and document our product compliance. Protempis’s suppliers and manufacturing partners are required to provide substance disclosure on parts and materials supplied to Protempis. Substance disclosure information is used to ensure that Protempis products are compliant with global and regional environmental compliance regulations.
REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals
Protempis is committed to comply with applicable substance restrictions under regulations such as the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006). Through rigorous supplier engagement, we are progressing towards the goal of having complete material content data for all relevant parts by collecting Full Material Declarations (FMDs) from suppliers. This data is stored in a dedicated database and allows for assessment of the impact of changes in regulatory substance restrictions such as for REACH updates as well as satisfy notification obligations such as SCIP database. SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD). Protempis has established policies for compliance with the SCIP notification requirements as applicable to provide the required information to ECHA through their SCIP database tool.
SCIP database: Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products)
SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD). Protempis has established policies for compliance with the SCIP notification requirements as applicable to provide the required information to ECHA through their SCIP database tool.
Packaging and Packaging Waste
Packaging materials used for Protempis parts and assemblies must comply with global and local environmental regulations. Protempis is actively looking at minimizing packaging waste and its effect on the environment and requires suppliers to provide packaging materials that incorporate considerations of environmental impacts of discarded packing materials.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Initiatives
At Protempis, we strive to minimize the environmental impacts of our products from production to disposal. That is why Protempis is actively pursuing the expanded use of environmentally friendly materials in all its products, and why we have established a convenient and environmentally friendly recycling program.
Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
EU WEEE Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC), effective February 2003, mandated the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment through collection methods where WEEE can be returned free of charge. WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU introduced scope changes effective August 15, 2018, by bringing all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in scope, unless explicitly excluded.
Under Protempis's general policy the Customer (i.e., the Reseller, Distributor, or end-user of the product) is responsible, in accordance with applicable terms set forth in the contract or other terms of sale between Protempis and the Customer, for all costs of transport associated with the return flow of WEEE to Protempis. In the absence of such contract terms, Protempis is responsible for the return flow of WEEE to Protempis.
The cost of recycling WEEE is the responsibility of Protempis. Confirmation of receipt of the returned WEEE will not be provided.
Instructions for Return to Protempis
WEEE is to be shipped to Protempis, clearly stating WEEE on the delivery note and / or packaging
Specific product number and serial number information and additional return authorization from Protempis Support is not required
Address will be provided upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributor WEEE obligations
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Reseller acknowledges and agrees that Reseller qualifies as, and will be considered the 'producer' of the Products within the meaning of any laws, regulations or other statutory schemes providing for the marking, collection, recycling, take-back, and/or disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (collectively, "WEEE Regulations") in any jurisdiction whatsoever, (such as for example national laws implementing EC Directive 2002/96 on waste electrical and electronic equipment, as amended), so long as an exemption from compliance is not available. As such, Reseller assumes sole responsibility for complying with all applicable WEEE Regulations in connection with the Products it purchases and for all associated costs. Protempis agrees to cooperate with Reseller to provide information related to the Products to assist Reseller in complying with the WEEE Regulations.
For more information:
Spectra Precision GmbH
C/O RCL EHV
Ekkersrijt 2066, 5692 BA Son, Netherlands