As a wholesaler for electronic components, we provide all the required information regarding the protection of the environment, based on the information of our suppliers, to the best of our knowledge and belief. We are a distributor and importer of electronic components as well as various other electronic products. We confirm, that we understand all obligations for importers and distributors and prepare ourselves accordingly. To ensure our legal compliance, CODICO operates a Quality Management System ISO 9001, which also includes the development and update of a legal register. Our Code of Conduct defines the basic principles of our behavior and intends to guide the management of the company and its employees in all business-related activities.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation which entered into force in 1 June 2007. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.
Our company is located within the EU. Therefore we act as a distributor and meet the provisions of the REACH regulation for our EU-suppliers. For manufacturers and suppliers outside the EU, we act as an importer. Therefore we comply to the resulting obligations. If a registration of any substance is required, we will take the necessary steps.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, (RoHS 1), short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. We obtain the information about the ROHS conformity of individual components from our manufacturers. On our delivery documents (delivery note and invoice) it is clearly marked, whether it is a ROHS-compliant component.
CONFLICT MINERALS are natural resources, raw materials and other goods that are excavated in areas of conflict. Production or excavation of these substances often takes place illegally and outside of state control, for example by rebels or militias. For the extraction of competitive materials systematic violations of human rights and of international laws are accepted.
The Dodd-Frank Act (section 1502) requires companies to disclose the origin of certain raw materials in their products and to document this in a certain way. These so-called Conflict Minerals include, in particular tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold which are extracted in the Congo or in the Great Lakes region in East Africa. With this law, the use of so-called Conflict Minerals should be prevented, as they constitute an important financial resource for rebels in east Africa. On request, we provide confirmations of our suppliers concerning Conflict Minerals.