Material Compliance Policy
Trombetta is committed to sustainability and responsibility in its business decisions. In addition to ethical obligations, Trombetta is dedicated to conforming to regulations and obligations of material usage in the manufacturing of our products.
Compliance with regulations and obligations outlined as follows is subject to active surveillance:
- RoHS Directive 2015/863 (also known as RoHS 3) took effect on July 22, 2019. This regulation rules the usage of hazardous material in devices and assembly components. The goal of the regulation is the limitation of undesired contents in electronic and electric devices.
- REACH The EU regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) is a EU regulation on chemicals and came into effect on June 01, 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals. Part of the REACH regulation is a registry of chemicals, the so-called Candidate List, which are classified as dangerous. This list is usually updated twice a year and published by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency).
- Conflict Minerals Conflict minerals include the commodities cobalt, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. They are mined for, among others, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the African Great Lakes Region and serve the funding of warfare transactions. In an attempt to inhibit this, the United States, through the Dodd-Frank Act, have imposed disclosure obligations for all conflict minerals used by all companies listed on the stock exchange. As a result, suppliers are obliged to disclose the origin of their conflict materials used. The form issued and provided by the CFSI has been widely accepted in the industry (conflict-free sourcing initiative).
- Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals. Proposition 65 became law in November 1986.
Trombetta outsources the majority of our production components making a self-mandated control impossible. We therefore ask all our suppliers to comply with the aforementioned regulations and obligations and acknowledge this to Trombetta. Trombetta will verify (through Assent Compliance) whether or not our suppliers comply with all requirements regarding materials and resources contained in our products.