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Environmental Declaration

Green Achievement BenQ products comply with environmental laws

As an international brand, the environmental declaration means that BenQ products have passed stringent supply chain control system of green products and met the basic requirements for green products in line with EU and other countries.

International Green Laws

EU RoHS
EU formally released 2002/95/ Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substance in EEE (RoHS), in 2003. And the key point is to limit the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipments to protect human health and the environment. According to RoHS, July 1, 2006 onwards, the six chemical substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipment sold in European market , shall not exceed the following control values, except for the exemptions of technically impossible parts.

All products of BenQ that export to Europe meet the requirements of EU RoHS. In addition, in 2010, BenQ began to demand suppliers in advance to comply with the restriction of the use of hazardous substance in EU RoHS Revision, such as six HBCDD(HBCDD) and phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP) and so on.

Exemptions of technically impossible parts, please see Directive 2010/571/EU through the following links:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:251:SOM:EN:HTML

EU WEEE
EU formally released Directive 2002/96/EC, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), in 2003, focus on promoting eco-design for the components to be reused, recycled, and energy recovery ratio, and demand the brands to take responsibility for recycling discarded electronic products and provide consumers with information about recycling. According to WEEE, December 31, 2006 onwards, the electrical and electronic equipment to be sold in the European market need to have WEEE labels to remind the consumers to follow the schemes to recycle their used e-waste, and reached the goal of Reuse, Recycling, and Energy Recovery:

All BenQ products that export to Europe meet the EU WEEE Directive. Recycle services information, please see the information of recycling e-waste services.

Definition of reuse, recycling, and energy recovery:

EU ErP
In response to global climate change, EU released "European Climate Change Program (ECCP) ", and regarded reduction of energy consumption as prior issue. In 2005, EU released the Directive 2005/32/EC, Energy Using Product Directive (EuP), and in 2009, released the Directive 2009/125/EC to expand the range of the control products to Energy-related Products referred to as ErP. The key point is to reduce the impact of product life cycle phases on the environment by adopting eco-design (such as reducing the use of toxic substances, energy-saving product design, reducing water consumption in production process, etc.). Under EuP / ErP directives, brands need to install the eco-design process to ensure that products comply with the relevant Implementing Measures; thereby, the products can be labeled the European certification mark, CE.

All BenQ products that export to Europe meet EU EuP/ErP directives.

EU REACH
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) is the EU integration management of chemical substances entered EU(No 1907/2006/EC), which came into effect on June 1, 2007. Through registration, evaluation, authorization, information disclosure and other control measures on chemical substances, REACH is able to control the use and import of chemical substances to protect human health and environmental safety.

According to Article 33, when the product contains substances of very high concern (SVHC) more than 0.1% (w / w), the brand must provide the consumer with the related information about SVHC contained in the products.

From 2010, BenQ gradually require suppliers to replace the materials containing SVHC; however, the power cord and wire fittings of some products may still contain SVHC as follows :

<Note 1>The possible characters of SVHC :
-Carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction, CMR.
-Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic, PBT. Orvery Persistent, very Bioaccumulative, vPvB
-Serious damage to humans or the environment with scientific evidence, and the hazard level is equal to the aforementioned substances, such as Endocrine Disrupters.

<Note 2>For the list of SVHC, please inquiry European Chemicals Agency website
http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp

China RoHS
To respond to hazardous substance management, in 2007, China implemented Electronic Information Products Pollution Control Regulations (commonly known as China RoHS), also released a number of regulatory provisions such as controlling the quantity of toxic and hazardous substances in electronic information products, requiring products with Electronic Information Products Pollution Control label, detecting method of hazardous substances in Electronic information products, and environmental protection use period General of electronic information and so on. Currently, BenQ products are in accordance with the China RoHS regulation to provide the table of toxic and hazardous substances of the product in the user manual, and label products, accessories or packaging with environmental protection use period, for example:

Japan RoHS (J-MOSS)
Japan followed EU RoHS regulatory requirements of hazardous substances to release JIS C 0950 (The Marking for presence of the specific chemical substances for electrical and electronic equipment, J-MOSS, commonly known as the Japan RoHS) in December, 2005 ,and release the revised version of JIS C 0950:2008, in 2008. The key is to require seven major types of electronic products (personal computers, air conditioners, television sets, refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, clothes dryers) that import to Japan to expose the information of products containing six hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) )and label green mark or orange mark in accordance with content standards.

All BenQ products that expose to Japan meet the green label of Japan RoHS For more information, please see BenQ Japan website:
http://www.benq.co.jp/page/?pageId=145年發

Korea RoHS
No. 6319, Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles in South Korea entered into force on January 1st, 2008. The main content is that products subject to comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)) (same as the EU RoHS Control values) and the brands are responsible for recycling e-waste.

All BenQ products that export to South Korea must meet the requirements of Korea RoHS.

Turkey RoHS
Turkey released regulatory provisions, No. 26891, Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, similar to EU RoHS, in 2009, which required products to comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)) (same as the EU RoHS Control values).