Compliance & Standards
Amphenol Australia is committed to reducing the burden on the environment by a programme of continuous improvement. This includes working towards eliminating all substances that are harmful to the environment, or where this is not possible, reducing their impact to an absolute minimum.
We will strive to meet or exceed the requirement of International laws, where we believe them to be sound environmental practice. We inform all Amphenol employees about the safe use of workplace chemicals and have in place procedures to evaluate all hazardous materials and also respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials.
We have, and will continue to provide, an environmentally sound workplace with a minimisation of all waste through:
- Recycling of packaging materials, and pallets, in our store / warehouse areas for dispatch of goods where possible
- Entering into exchange and recycling agreements with clients for return of packaging materials such as ESD fibre optic assembly vacuum form trays
- Entering into exchange and recycling agreements with suppliers for return of packaging materials such as plastic reels for stamped contacts
- Marking of own manufacture product packaging with appropriate recycling symbols at the design stage
- Subscribing to local recycling programs for paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminium, steel and glass, and promoting such programs internally to employees
- Use of proper disposal methods for non-recyclable materials
- The use of responsible licensed contractors
Management will ensure that employees take the responsibility for protecting the environment seriously in all phases of development, manufacturing, handling, distribution, use and disposal of our products and by-products.
RoHS; What is it all about?
“RoHS 2” is the common name that has been given to the European Union (EU) Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
RoHS 2 directive, 2011/65/EU, repealed the previous RoHS directive, 2002/95/EC, and is effective from 3rd January 2013.
The RoHS directive requires the restriction of SIX substances; the four metals: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) and two groups of halogenated, organic flame retardants: PBBs (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers). While most of the industry focus on RoHS compliance has been directed towards lead, and in the promotion of “lead free” goods, it is important to note that the removal and control of lead alone will not achieve RoHS compliance.
The restrictions will apply to electro and electronic devices and components sold into, and within, the EU from 1st July 2006.
RoHS Compliance Status – Professional Audio Products
Amphenol Australia is supportive of the requirements of the European Parliament EU Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment – also more commonly known as the “RoHS Directive”. As a long term designer and manufacturer of professional audio products, Amphenol Australia has always sought to design and manufacture products with both environmental conscience while maintaining high technical standards. This is why for instance our audio ranges already feature contact electroplate finishes in pure tin, silver, nickel and gold and we have avoided lead and lead compound finishes.
At Amphenol Australia we have in place a technical group that has focused particularly on the issue of RoHS compliance as the directive covers several substances, not only lead and lead compounds.
Furthermore Amphenol Australia has implemented packaging identification with our RoHS compliance marking. These markings will be seen on our package boxes next to the identification panel as stock is dispatched.
If you have any further questions, require specific information on this topic, or require latest information on any product not listed, please feel free to contact our technical department.
Amphenol Australia Pty Ltd is certified to ISO9001. It is the policy of Amphenol Australia Pty Ltd to:
- Ensure we meet or exceed our customers’, engineering, safety and aesthetic standards
- Observe as an ongoing principle that “Everybody in our Company serves the Customer”
- Maintain and improve our status as a market leader in design innovation, quality and price performance
- Enhance our long term partnerships with our customers in order to improve product performance
- Cultivate our staff’s understanding of our quality responsibilities, through training, operating standards and the involvement at all levels to ensure continuous improvement.
- Ensure that our products reflect the combined inputs from the personnel responsible for communicating the customers contractual specifications, designing the product and planning the tooling to provide economical consistent quality. These personnel are expected to be dedicated to the principle “Make It Right The First Time”
- Evaluate our suppliers’ Quality status to ensure they provide us with parts/materials conforming to our specifications and attain “Approved Amphenol Australia suppliers” status
- Provide measurement and evidence that we are continuously improving our products and quality costs in response to ISO 9001 requirements using mandatory internal/external audits
- Have the Quality Assurance Function report directly to the Managing Director. “Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility” and we ask our staff to commit to and actively support the contents of the manual and the procedures referred to, for the continuous improvement of our quality and growth as a company
- In Conclusion: “Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility” and we ask our staff to commit to and actively support the contents of the manual and the procedures referred to, for the continuous improvement of our quality and growth as a company