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Quality as a goal

Our services are in competition with those of other companies. Our customers have high expectations for the quality of our goods and logistics. They must be certain we can deliver the quality we promise.

We understand this as an opportunity to continuously review, improve, and develop the economic efficiency and quality of our work, to the benefit of our customers. This means not only setting concrete quality goals for ourselves, but increasing quality overall as well. These high demands are reflected in our quality management as well. According to our policies, we consistently improve our processes and services, creating visible added value for all customers, stakeholders, and our employees. We continuously question traditional approaches and develop new solutions.

To demonstrate this work to our customers and business partners, and allow you to assess our performance in an objective and transparent manner, we have been DIN EN ISO 9001 certified since 1994.

Our quality mesures include, for instance:

  • Maintaining certified quality and environmental management systems in accordance with international standards
  • Focusing in the success factors of customers, employees and processes.
  • Training and continued training measures for our employees
  • Ongoing development of our information technology
  • Regular audits for continuous process improvement
  • Ongoing reviews of the performance of our suppliers and cooperative partners
  • Use of quality management tools for systematic analysis of weak areas and ongoing optimisations

All certificates are available for download here:

 

Environmental Protection

intentionally focuses on ensuring sustainable corporate development. We use a three-stage environmental protection strategy to keep negative environmental impacts as low as possible during the logistics process:

  1. We avoid what we can
  2. We reduce what we cannnot avoid
  3. We optimise what we cannot reduce.

With the DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental management system, ECOMAL has established a tool to implement and promote these goals.
We have environmental target in four action areas:

  1. Waste and water
  2. CO2 emissions
  3. Material usage
  4. Trade products

 

REACH

Electronic components are generally considered to be products in terms of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). As we understand it, there is an obligation to register substances in articles only if they are released - if used properly - during their life cycle (disposal not included). This is not the case with electronic components.

Nevertheless, as a distributor and importer, we are obliged to inform our customers if a product contains substances from the candidate list (SVHC) in quantities of more than 0.1% by mass. Of course we are happy to comply with this.

However, we ask for your understanding that we cannot answer customer-specific questionnaires and, due to the complexity of the topic and the large number of articles and manufacturers, we cannot provide individual confirmations on our behalf.

The information from our manufacturers / suppliers on REACH can be found here: REACH INFORMATION

RoHS /lead-free

The RoHS (Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances) directive of the EU pursues the goal of reducing health and environmentally harmful substances in electronic devices. With a few exceptions (medical devices, monitoring and control instruments), only products that comply with Directive 2002/95 / EC can be placed on the market in the EU since July 1st, 2006. The scope of the RoHS II (2011/65 / EU) extends to all electrical and electronic devices. The RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863 supplements Annex II of Directive 2011/65 / EU (RoHS-2) and has been in force since July 22, 2019.

The RoHS / lead-free status of the products is marked on all of our documents as well as the packaging of the components.

The information from our manufacturers / suppliers on RoHS can be found here: RoHS INFORMATION

Conflict Minerals

The sale of certain raw materials in some areas, in particular the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring states, is used to fund ongoing armed conflicts in these regions. Militias control raw material mines, engaging in egregious human rights violations, and sell the so-called “conflict minerals” produced (primarily gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin - (“3TG minerals”) all over the world.

In the USA, some companies are legally obligated to report whether and to what extent 3TG minerals are purchased from the conflict region. The goal is for only conflict-free 3TG minerals to be purchased and traded in the future, which is to be achieved in particular through a system of certified smelting operations. The EU Conflict Minerals ordinance also requires a reporting and certification obligation for smelting operations and refineries as well as large raw materials importers.

ECOMAL Europe GmbH is not affected either by the USA or European Union reporting obligations. However, ECOMAL supports the goal behind such obligations – avoiding financing militant groups that violate human rights – and expressly works to help achieve this goal. ECOMAL expressly supports the establishment of the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).

The information from our manufacturer / suppliers on CONFLICT MINERALS can be found here: CONFLICT MINERAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Disclaimer

All designations and explanations of the RoHS, REACH and conflict minerals are based on our current knowledge and on information from our manufacturers. Since we cannot influence the conditions of use or application of the aforementioned products, we accept neither any express or tacit guarantee or warranty, or any other liability in conjunction with use of the above information.

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