The associates of TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. are committed to:
- Protecting the environment and controlling the usage of our resources.
- Continuous improvement of environmental conservation policies and processes and safeguarding against adverse impact on our ecosystem.
- Establishing environmental management programs that comply with all applicable environmental legislation and regulations.
- Maintaining an environmental management system that defines objectives and targets for prevention and reduction of pollution and wastes in all aspects of business operations.
- Designing high efficiency power supplies for reduced energy consumption.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, and impacts the entire electronics industry and many electrical products as well. The original RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.
Directive 2011/65/EU was published in 2011 by the EU, which is known as RoHS-Recast or RoHS 2. RoHS 2 includes a CE-marking directive, with RoHS compliance now being required for CE marking of products. RoHS 2 also added Categories 8 and 9, and has additional compliance recordkeeping requirements.
Directive 2015/863 is known as RoHS 3. RoHS 3 adds four additional restricted substances (phthalates) to the list of six. RoHS 3 Deadline is 22 July 2019.
Recycle TDK-Lambda's Power Products
TDK-Lambda power products contain electronic components and elements that should not be disposed of in the trash. Therefore, for proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take our used power products to your local designated collection point for processing. Disposing of these products correctly will help save valuable resources and prevent pollution of our environment. Please contact your local authority for the electronic processing and/or recycling site nearest you. Thank you.
Preserving the earth's environment is a top priority for TDK-Lambda, and ISO 14001 certification is an essential aspect. TDK-Lambda has achieved ISO 14001 certification for all of its manufacturing sites worldwide.
Human rights issues surrounding mineral procurement have emerged as a crucial social challenge worldwide, prompting keen and rising interest in responsible procurement of such resources. For example, there are cases when minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries serve as the source of funding for armed groups. This brought notice to how such minerals are used to bankroll conflict, resulting in human rights violations against local residents and other crises.
TDK began its response to the problem of conflict minerals following the enactment of the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. The TDK Group Policy on Conflict Minerals* was formulated in April 2013 to promote initiatives in full compliance with the Due Diligence Guidance of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Within this policy framework, TDK-Lambda is working with Greensoft to provide the information and evidence necessary to enable correct declaration of the CM status of TDK-Lambda products. Given the complexity of our supply chains, please contact us for declarations on a product by product basis.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of CHemicals (REACH) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006
We are promoting Green Procurement for our purchase activities in order to fulfill social responsibility through our activities that meet the requirement of the earth, society and our customers by maintaining and improving the environmental conservation activities in accordance with the above Environmental Philosophy.
Expand reduction of CO2 emissions through products (product contributions) is one of the core initiatives within TDK Environmental Vision 2035 and Environment, Health and Safety Action 2025. To mount potent appeals for the social contributions by TDK products as the fruits of technical initiatives, these product contributions have been calculated and disclosed from TDK Environmental Action 2020 (the Company’s previous medium- to long-term plan). Public awareness activities are also being advanced to gain understanding of the contributions of electronic components as intermediary parts, along with moves to formulate coherent industry standards for calculation methods positioned to serve as the basis for earning appropriate evaluations of product contributions performance.