Statements of Compliance

British Encoder Products Company (BEPc) is committed to being a responsible corporate member of our global society.  Part of this commitment is adopting policies which meet or exceed environmental and social regulations.

RoHS Directive

The global environmental community is moving towards eliminating lead and certain other hazardous substances from all products where possible, including lead used in electronics, such as PCB boards. 

The European Union (EU) has implemented a Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and prohibited the use of lead and 5 other substances in electronics beginning July 1, 2006. The current draft of the definition of "lead free" by RoHS Indicates a maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight in homogenous material. This limit also applies to: mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl’s (PBDE). In addition a permitted value of 0.01% applies to homogenous cadmium. Homogenous meaning "of uniform composition throughout". A semi-conductor package contains many homogenous materials including: plastic moulding material, tin electroplating coating on the lead frame, the lead frame alloys, and gold bond wires. 

British Encoder Products Company complies with all of the requirements of the RoHS directive and will implement future changes as required. 

  RoHS Statement

WEEE Directive

The WEEE directive is intended to prevent waste consisting of electrical and electronic equipment from being introduced to the waste stream. If a device is covered under the directive, it places the responsibility for disposal, and or recycling of WEEE on its producer. 

Products produced by British Encoder Product Company are not covered in the scope of the WEEE Directive because they do not fall within any of the defined product categories. Our products are always part of a larger system or piece of equipment, and therefore are not "stand-alone" equipment as defined by the Technical Adaptation Committee (TAC). 

Any customers who wish to send us British Encoder Product Company produced items, we are willing to recycle and dispose of them in a manner that meets all local environmental regulations.

REACH Directive

The main aim of REACH, as it applies to British Encoder Products Company products, is to ensure a high level of protection to human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. 

British Encoder Products Company does not manufacture or distribute any product that intentionally release chemicals, or any substances of concern, as detailed in the REACH Directive. Our products, therefore, are not affected by the REACH Directive and do not require registration. 

  REACH Statement

Conflict Minerals

Conflict minerals are minerals mined under conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by the Congolese National Army and various armed rebel groups, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. 

The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite (for Tin), wolframite (for Tungsten), coltan (for Tantalum), and gold, which are extracted from the Eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by multinational electronics companies. Our Corporate aim is not to use products so produced wherever possible. 

  Conflict Minerals Statement

Ozone Depleting Substances

The ozone layer acts like a shield in the upper atmosphere to protect the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Certain man-made chemicals used in refrigeration, air conditioning, fire and explosion prevention systems, and as solvents can trigger reactions in the atmosphere that destroy the ozone layer. 

These chemicals are termed ozone-depleting substances and include:

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
  • Halons – chlorofluorocarbons that contain bromine
  • Methyl bromide 

The depletion of the ozone layer can threaten human health and damage plant life and ocean ecosystems. In 1987, world leaders signed the initial Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. It has since been ratified by nearly 200 countries, who have committed to meeting strict time-bound reduction obligations for each of the nearly 100 substances controlled by the protocol. Scientific assessments now predict a healing of the ozone layer later this century. 

  Ozone-Depleting Substances Statement

Latex and Animal By-Products

Statement regarding the use of Latex or Animal By-Products in our products.

  Statement on Latex and Animal By-Products

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

We have a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in our organisation. Both crimes are an
abuse and violation of fundamental human rights.

• Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and
child labour and human trafficking.
• Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that
person being exploited.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels,
directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers.
We strictly prohibit the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain.
This policy is non contractual, and we may amend it at any time, Download the policy below.

  Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy