Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 lays down rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE.

This Directive limits the maximum permitted concentration of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and brominated flame retardants (PBB & PBDE) to 0.1% and of cadmium to 0.01% in homogeneous materials. As of 22 July 2019, this list will be extended to include certain plasticizers (DEHP, BBP, DBP & DIBP) with a 0.1% limit in each case by the delegated Commission Directive 2015/863 of 31 March 2015.

The exemptions from this limitation contained in the Annexes to the Directive will be fundamentally reformed by Directive 2017/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2017 from 12 June 2019.


Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 sets out provisions for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals in order to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, including the promotion of alternative methods of assessing hazards posed by substances, and to ensure the free movement of substances in the internal market while improving competitiveness and innovation.

This Regulation lays down provisions on substances and mixtures which apply to manufacturing, placing on the market and use of such substances as such, in mixtures or in articles and for the placing on the market of mixtures. This Regulation is based on the principle that manufacturers, importers and downstream users must ensure that they manufacture, place on the market and use substances which do not adversely affect human health or the environment. Its provisions are based on the precautionary principle.

As a distributor of electronic components, modules and systems, MEV is obliged to pass on information on substances in articles pursuant to Article 33. Accordingly, the purchasers of an article shall at least be informed of the name of the substance as soon as MEV becomes aware that a substance fulfilling the criteria of Article 57 and determined in accordance with Article 59 (1) is present in a concentration of more than 0,1 % weight by weight.

Environmental Statements regarding substance information

MEV Elektronik Service GmbH herewith complies with REACH Art. 33 ((EC) No. 1907/2006) as any supplier of an article containing one or more substances meeting the criteria in Article 57 and identified in accordance with Article 59(1) in a concentration above 0,1 % weight by weight (w/w) shall provide the name of those substances if known to the supplier. Please note that MEV does not give any guarantee for the correctness of the Information.

APAC Opto Electronics, Inc.
Diboron Trioxide, Lead Oxide, Lead Titanium trioxide, Lead Titanium zirconium oxide, Lead

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.
Pitch, DEHP, Boric Acid, 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), Dimethylformamide (DMF)


Ericsson Power Modules (EPM) / Flextronics International, Ltd.
Silicic acid, lead salt, lead titanium trioxide, diboron trioxide, lead monoxide, Lead Oxide, Lead, 4,4′-Oxydianilin

HanRun Electronics Co., Ltd.

HGST, Inc.

Microsemi Corp.
Diboron Trioxide, Lead

Power Integrations, Inc.

UD Info Corp.

VOX Power, Ltd.

Lead, 4,4' -isopropylidenediphenol

Wolfspeed / Cree, Inc.

For further information on environmentally relevant topics or product-specific information on used substances, please contact:

Sebastian Conrad
Quality & Compliance Engineer
Tel.: +49 5424 2340-59