Digi International is committed to comply with the requirements of all applicable environmental legislation and regulations, including the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in our products.
RoHS(2) EU Directive 2011/65
Digi is in compliance with the European Directive 2011/65/EU requirements for lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) for product noted as RoHS compliant. Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) has refined requirements of the original directive and did replace 2002/95/EC on January 13th, 2013. Updated Declaration of Conformity (DOC) documents are available. Digi is working with our supply base on the latest EU Directive 2015/863.
RoHS(3) EU Directive 2015/863
Digi is currently working with our supply base to meet RoHS(3) requirements by July 22nd, 2019. Digi is requiring all suppliers to provide RoHS(3) compliant products starting on May 1st, 2019. Any changes to this date will be communicated through this webpage. At that time, Digi material (MCD) and conformity declarations (DoC) will be updated to reflect RoHS(3).
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) were added to RoHS(2) requirements.
DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP are primarily used a plasticizers to soften plastics. They will be restricted from July 22nd, 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment apart from Category 8 (Medical devices) and Category 9 (monitoring and control equipment) that will have an additional 2 years to comply by July 22nd, 2021.
Digi will be updating our MCD (Material Composition Declaration) on our on-line web site : https://www.digi.com/about-digi/environment by product part number as they become compliant.
The European Union adopted Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) with their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on February 13th, 2003. WEEE is for the prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery to reduce the disposal of waste from electrical and electronic equipment. Requirements for WEEE went into effect on August 13th, 2005. Current Requirements for the Revised WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU went into effect on July 4th, 2012 and Digi is compliant with this directive. Digi's products are generally easy to separate through simple mechanical separation of the enclosure from the assembly for recycling as standard electronic waste.