Beyondtech, Inc is committed to addressing climate change.
The acronym RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, an environmental European law that mandates the reduction of certain materials used in electric and electronic products and their parts. This law was first adopted in 2003 and since then, all products imported to EU countries need to be compliant with these standards.
RoHS directive restricts the use of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls, Polybrominated diphenyl ether in IT and Telecommunication equipment, among other categories.
In the telecommunication industry, these regulations have to do with the raw materials, since in the fiber optics making process no new substances are generated. Thus, all fiber optics cable components, particularly the jackets, the connector hosing and the rest of the materials follow RoHS standards.
RoHS implementation is due to the increasing level of high-tech waste or trash. World’s landfills are being filled with hazardous components, causing adults and children to get sick and poisoned.
Following RoHS standards helps reducing damage to people who lives where the e-waste is sent. It also benefits electronic and telecommunication industry workers in manufacturing operations by decreasing health issues.
If a Beyondtech product complies with RoHS specifications, its package will be identified with any of these logos.
RoHS in the United States
Although RoHS initiative started in Europe, several non-EU countries such as Canada, Japan, South Korea and the U.S have followed the lead.
In the United States, California's Electronic Waste Recycling Act passed a law that forbids selling electronic products and devices that are prohibited under EU’s RoHS directive. Another U.S states that already follow RoHS regulations or are in a pending process include Florida, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, among others.
Beyondtech: RoHS certificated
As leader supplier and manufacturer of wiring, Beyondtech has taken an active role about this environmental initiative and is very strict about the material used to manufacture our products. All Beyondtech’s OS1, OM1, OM2 and OM3 cables, along with single mode and multimode connectors and couplers are carefully manufactured following RoHS requirements.
Beyondtech deploys a strict control system with our supply chain partners on RoHS compliance. We also double check on RoHS compliance in our in-house facilities, because we are interested in protecting our users’ health and helping keeping the world a little greener.