WEEE Certification - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
What is WEEE Certification?
WEEE Certification proves that a company is compliant with the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE II and WEEE II II) regulations. The WEEE II directive regulates how products are managed at the end of their lifecycle and encourage recycling and reuse in accordance with EU Directive 2012/19/EC.
Manufacturers are required to establish processes and systems to ensure the safe and effective collection and recovery of most electrical and electronic waste. The legislation covers everything from household appliances to IT equipment and medical devices.
There are many benefits to ensuring a product is WEEE II certified, while the consequences of non-compliance can be damaging:
- WEEE II certification is mandatory for a wide range of electronic appliances
- Non-compliance could result in your products being barred from the European market
- Enhances a brand’s reputation as environmentally responsible
- Avoids pollution of the natural environment and resultant fines
Benefits of WEEE Certification
Who can be certified WEEE Certification?
The directive places WEEE into numerous categories, the first tier being historic and non-historic. Historic WEEE implies equipment placed on the market prior to 2005 and the WEEE directive places the onus upon the owner of the equipment to make provisions for its recycling. Where equipment was placed on the market after 2005, it is known as non-historic WEEE (denoted by a bar underneath the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol), and it is the responsibility of the producer/distributor to make provisions for its collection and recycling.
Large household appliances
Small household appliances
Computing & communications equipment
Document required for WEEE Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of WEEE Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below: