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Phone: +49 (0)8193-93700-0

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Phone: +1-978-462-1818


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Environmental Management

Environmental management at Gigahertz Optik GmbH takes place under the personal leadership of the general management and includes our employees and cooperating businesses. Our products are developed and manufactured in compliance with the applicable laws.

Environmental management at Gigahertz Optik GmbH is not certified by an organization or agency.

1. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)ElektroG of 16.03.2005

Gigahertz Optik GmbH is registered at the EAR under WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE68443133.

2. Substance restriction - RoHS directive 2011/65 / EU, 2015/863 / EU, 2017/2102 / EU

Gigahertz Optik GmbH confirms that, based on current knowledge, all products sold by Gigahertz-Optik GmbH (unless expressly marked) comply with Directive 2011/65 / EU and the extensions 2015/863 / EU and 2017/2102 / EU. These products meet the current requirements of the RoHS directive for all 10 named materials (max.0.1% of the weight in homogeneous material for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium (Cr6 +), polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), diphthalate (DEHP), butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) and max. 0.01% of the weight for cadmium).

Our merchandise also meets the RoHS guidelines.

3. Chemical Substances in Consumer Products – (REACH Directive EG-Nr. 1907/2006)

The European Chemicals Ordinance REACH became effective in all EU member states on June 1st, 2007.

By focusing on registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals, REACH has created a comprehensive system for managing chemical substances which ensures a high level of safety in terms of the environment and health risks all over Europe. Registration and evaluation is obligatory for manufacturers or importers of chemicals located outside of the EU that put more than one Metric Ton of one chemical per year on the market. Likewise for manufacturers of non-chemical products, providing their products release chemicals under normal and expected conditions and the threshold of 1t/a is exceeded for all products by the manufacturer. Especially Substances of Very High Concern require additional authorization.

Gigahertz Optik GmbH is a manufacturer of measuring devices for evaluating optical radiation and optical material parameters. All Gigahertz-Optik products are manufactured in accordance with the applicable regulations including REACH. Gigahertz-Optik products are products in the sense of the REACH regulation (non-chemical products) and, as far as can be seen, are not subject to any registration, evaluation or approval obligation, since to our knowledge no chemicals are released under normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions or the quantity threshold of 1t / a is not exceeded.

A duty to communicate for manufactures of products referred to in Article 33 of the REACH directive is only applicable to so-called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) that fulfill the criteria of Article 57. These substances must also be present in the product at a concentration higher than 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w). A list of candidates was released by the European Chemicals Agency ECHA and is available on their website under ECHA .The release of the candidate list does not imply a requirement for authorization until it is included into Annex XIV ofREACH.

If substances of very high concern are present in the products at greater than 1t/a, the European Chemicals Agency must be notified. (Source: ZVEI-notes on companies’ obligation of information according to Article 33 of REACH).

4. Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125 / EC)

Gigahertz Optik GmbH does not meet the criteria - marketers, product groups - and is therefore excluded from this guideline.

5. Chemicals

5.1 ChemG 2002 
5.2 ChemVerbotsV 2003 
5.3 Directive94/62/EG

Gigahertz Optik GmbH does not produce or distribute any chemicals and is therefore exempt from regulation.

6. Conflict materials

Statement by Gigahertz Optik GmbH about the use of

"Conflict Minerals" in the products referring to section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act)

The Dodd-Frank Act relates in particular to tin, tantalum, tungsten, columbite, gold and their derivatives, mined in conflict areas, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. Furthermore, it aims, among other things, to restrict or prevent the trade in these substances originating from these conflict areas.

Although Gigahertz-Optik GmbH is not subject to the reporting requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act, we are aware of the importance and importance of this regulation. We take our social responsibility regarding the environment, safety, health and human rights seriously and understand that our conduct in business has an impact on society and the environment.

Gigahertz Optik GmbH does not procure conflict minerals themselves or their derivatives directly from metal smelters or other sources in the conflict region. However, due to their properties, these metals are widely used in manufacturing in the electronics industry and also occur in the components and components we use to manufacture our products.

As a medium-sized company, we work as far as possible together with our suppliers to create the necessary transparency of the supply chains, which allows us to provide our customers with reliable information. We currently have no information that our supply chains use conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance violent conflicts and human rights violations.

If we discover indications of the presence of conflict minerals in supplier parts in the course of our investigations, we undertake to take appropriate action against them.

7. Packaging Act (Packaging Act, since 01/01/2019)

We hereby confirm that we as the manufacturer have licensed all packaging that is subject to system participation under an approved dual system in accordance with the Packaging Act (VerpackG) and that we have registered with the “Central Office for the Packaging Register”.

The registration number is: DE5705784154847  Verpackungsrecycling