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Cisco has policies and procedures in place regarding materials regulated by either global product-related environmental laws and regulations or our customers. Primary objectives are to:

  • Reduce the number and quantity of hazardous substances while helping to ensure high product quality and reliability
  • Work with industry consortia and other stakeholders to define common criteria and develop viable solutions
  • Comply with applicable product-related environmental laws and regulations restricting the use of certain hazardous substances worldwide

For further information, refer to the latest version of Cisco's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) - Cisco Position

Cisco closely monitors developing RoHS legislation globally. Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco meet applicable RoHS requirements. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.

Cisco supports the overall RoHS legislation objective of contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment, and has a comprehensive compliance program in place to help ensure that applicable obligations continue to be met. Cisco is strongly committed to continue working with customers and its supply chain to implement applicable RoHS requirements as they continue to evolve, and help ensure continuous compliance. Additionally, Cisco works with electronics industry peers and other stakeholders to promote common regulatory and industry approaches to RoHS compliance.

European Economic Area (EEA)

Cisco products supplied by Cisco are in conformity with applicable requirements of the European Union (EU)'s Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, commonly referred to as EU RoHS(2) or RoHS Recast, and EEA national regulations. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.

China

Cisco products supplied by Cisco are in conformity with applicable requirements of China's "Management Methods", commonly referred to as China-RoHS, and associated standards. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.

Ukraine

Cisco products supplied by Cisco are in conformity with applicable substance restrictions and permitted uses in Ukraine's Technical Regulation for Restricting the Use of Certain Dangerous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, commonly referred to as Ukraine RoHS.

Vietnam

Cisco products supplied by Cisco are in conformity with applicable substance restrictions and permitted uses in Vietnam's Circular temporarily regulating the permitted limits for a number of hazardous substances in electric and electronic products, commonly referred to as Vietnam RoHS.

India

Cisco products supplied by Cisco are in conformity with applicable substance restrictions and permitted uses in India's e-waste Rules, commonly referred to as India RoHS/WEEE.

Other Regions

Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco also meet applicable requirements of other regions that have adopted RoHS regulations. .

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Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) - Cisco Position

Cisco closely monitors developing REACH legislation globally. Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco meet applicable REACH requirements. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.

Cisco supports the overall REACH legislation objective of ensuring a high level of protection of human health and the environment, including the promotion of alternative methods for assessment of hazards of substances, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation, and has a comprehensive compliance program in place to help ensure that applicable obligations continue to be met. Cisco is strongly committed to continue working with customers and its supply chain to implement applicable REACH requirements as they continue to evolve, and help ensure continuous compliance. Additionally, Cisco works with electronics industry peers and other stakeholders to promote common regulatory and industry approaches to REACH compliance.

European Economic Area (EEA)

Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco meet applicable requirements of the European Union (EU)'s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation, commonly referred to as EU REACH, and EEA national regulations. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.

Cisco REACH Declaration: Duty to Communicate Information on Substances in Articles*

The delivered product and product packaging, based on Cisco's knowledge, do not contain chemical substances included on the REACH Candidate List** in a concentration above 0.1 percent weight by weight (w/w). Cables supplied with the product may contain the following substances on the Candidate List:

  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) (CAS No 85-68-7, EC No 201-622-7)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (CAS No 84-74-2, EC No 201-557-4)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (CAS No 117-81-7, EC No 204-211-0)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (CAS No 84-69-5, EC No 201-553-2)

This declaration will be updated as soon as any changes occur or new relevant substances are added to the Candidate List. Information is currently provided to recipients of Cisco products in product shipment documentation and to consumers upon request. Visit this site regularly for up-to-date information.

* Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Article 33.

** Candidate List last updated December 17, 2015. For official information on potential future additions, visit regularly: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Registry of Intentions website.

Other Regions

Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco also meet applicable requirements of other regions that have adopted REACH regulations.

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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) FAQ

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) FAQ

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) FAQ
Question Answer
What is RoHS? "RoHS" stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances." It refers to regulations, typically passed at a country, state or provincial level laying down rules on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE. With the rapidly expanding use of EEE globally and the resulting growth in waste EEE, more and more jurisdictions are enacting RoHS regulations.
What is Cisco's position on RoHS? Read the Cisco position on RoHS. Cisco closely monitors developing RoHS legislation globally. Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco meet applicable RoHS requirements. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.
What is Cisco's approach to continuous compliance? Cisco has robust compliance processes and infrastructure in place. In the context of RoHS, Cisco adheres to the European Harmonized standard EN 50581:2012 developed by the European Standardization Body CENELEC to, among others, provide presumption of conformity with RoHS requirements. Cisco is strongly committed to continue working with customers and its supply chain to implement applicable RoHS requirements as they continue to evolve, and help ensure continuous compliance. Additionally, Cisco works with electronics industry peers and other stakeholders to promote common regulatory and industry approaches to RoHS compliance.
Can Cisco provide companies with product conformity declarations? Declarations are found here (self-service). Read also the Cisco position on RoHS.
What is Cisco's point of contact? environment@cisco.com.

 

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) FAQ
Question Answer
What is REACH? "REACH" stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals." It refers to regulations laying down rules for gathering and assessing information on properties and risks linked to the application of chemicals and, if required, potentially restricting chemicals of most concern, with a view to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment, including the promotion of alternative methods for assessment of hazards of substances, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
What is Cisco's position on REACH? Read the Cisco REACH position at www.cisco.com/go/reach. Cisco closely monitors developing REACH legislation globally. Cisco and Cisco products supplied by Cisco meet applicable REACH requirements. Cisco will ensure continuous compliance with applicable requirements, including measures that amend or supersede those.
What is Cisco's approach to continuous compliance? Cisco has robust compliance processes and infrastructure in place. Cisco is strongly committed to continue working with customers and its supply chain to implement applicable REACH requirements as they continue to evolve, and help ensure continuous compliance. Additionally, Cisco works with electronics industry peers and other stakeholders to promote common regulatory and industry approaches to REACH compliance.
How is Cisco dealing with REACH's obligation to communicate information on Substances in products? Cisco works proactively with its supply chain and industry research workgroups to determine Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) applications in products, and provides recipients of Cisco products with relevant information as mandated by the REACH regulation.

Visit www.cisco.com/go/reach to read Cisco's REACH declaration on SVHCs in Cisco products. In addition, Cisco is managing obligations by providing information to recipients of Cisco products in product shipment documentation. Information is also provided to consumers upon request.

Cisco's declaration will be updated as soon as any changes occur or new relevant substances are added to the Candidate List. The Cisco REACH team closely monitors the status of the Candidate List and related developments as part of our ongoing compliance program.
What is Cisco's point of contact? environment@cisco.com.