Doing the right thing for the environment isn’t just a belief we hold true to at Lake Cable – it’s something we’re implementing through eco-friendly operations, everywhere you look. For example, you may recall not long ago how we’re upgrading our Valparaiso plant with more energy-efficient lighting and solar power. Or how we regularly sponsor an Electronics Recycling Drive.
As important as it is to know what properties Lake Cable puts into our wire and cable products, it’s just as vital to understand what we don’t include – namely, we do not use or add any “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHCs). These substances have been classified by the European Union commission’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) as having very serious effects on human health and the environment.
There are now 144 identified substances on this list.
It’s also been officially certified that all of the cable products made at Lake Cable are in compliance with the following:
EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC (WEE)
EC Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/95/EC (ROHS)
Recast 2011/65/EU (ROHSII)
The RoHS Directive bans any electrical cable equipment containing more than the EU-sanctioned levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDE) flame retardants.
If you have any questions about Lake Cable’s REACH and RoHS compliance as well as more information on Substances of Very High Concern, talk to us at 888.518.8086.