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Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 39200038, Entry date: 08/04/2016

Information about product-related environment protection

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Validity: Products of the divisions DF (Digital Factory) and PD (Process Industries and Drives) of Siemens AG.

Are the products in compliance with the REACH regulations, are all the substances in the delivered products registered or are there substances that are on the REACH Candidates List?

REACH Regulation
The REACH Regulation came into force on June 1, 2007 (REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC).

Obligation to register
The obligation of the REACH Regulation to register substances applies to the following:

  • Manufacturers and importers of substances

  • Manufacturers and importers of preparations

  • Manufacturers and importers of substances that are intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.

You purchase from us exclusively products (not substances or preparations). No substances will be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use from the products you purchase. Therefore the products of the divisions DF and PD are not subject to the obligation to register in compliance with the REACH Regulation.

Obligation to submit information
The regulations regarding the obligation to submit information for downstream users apply to the manufactures and importers of products.

The information required by Article 33 of the REACH Regulation for the products concerned is included in the delivery documents.

We undertake to compare regularly our products as per the requirements of the REACH Regulation with the information we have of upstream users with regard to the substances specified in the list.

Further Information
More information about REACH is available at

General information and the regulation text are available at  

Additional Keywords
Candidate list, Downstream user


Do the products meet the valid restrictions for the use of hazardous substances as per Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS)

The RoHS directive defines the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Siemens AG has long since felt obliged to develop and manufacture environmentally friendly products, which also includes the avoidance of dangerous materials in our products. Although the overwhelming majority of the sector's products does not fall under the RoHS directive, we started years ago to substitute hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Detailed information on compliance with Art. 4 of the RoHS directive is available in the Siemens Mall (https://mall.automation.siemens.com). For the information you go to the "Additional Product Information" tab in the order data for the selected product.

In the case of products from the DF and DP divisions which fall under the RoHS directive, compliance with the statutory regulation will be achieved and certified for each product at the latest by the time the regulation comes into force.


Do our products comply with the RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) in China?

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China and other 7 Ministries jointly issued "Regulatory Measures on Limited Use of Hazardous Substances in Electric Appliances and Electronic Products" on Jan.6, 2016, which is in force since July 1st, 2016.

In scope of the Chinese RoHS regulation is all equipment and auxiliary products depending on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly. Also in scope is equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields, as well as equipment designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 Volt for alternating current and 1500 Volt for direct current. Equipment involved in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution is excluded from the scope.

The goal of the regulation is to limit the use of undesirable substances inside electrical and electronic equipment that is marketed in China and to inform customer about these substances by marking and labeling. In a first step these substances have only to be declared and marked. All products in scope with production date after July 1st, 2016 that are supplied to markets in China must comply it. The regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment regulates the use of the hazardous substances lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI and the flame retardants PBB and PBDE in appliances and components.

Some of the products of Siemens Divisions DF (Digital Factory) and PD (Process Industries and Drives) are not in scope of the Chinese RoHS regulation because the products are e.g. excluded by the Chinese RoHS regulation.

Most of the Siemens Divisions DF (Digital Factory) and PD (Process Industries and Drives) products are in scope of the Chinese RoHS regulation but are components to systems like drive and automation systems. The corresponding information required by SJ/T 11364-2014 for the marking of the final product can be obtained via https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/?lc=zh-CN. Therefore insert both the term “ChinaRoHS” and the Siemens article number for which you need the information in the search box. The information can also be obtained via telephone: +86 400 616 2020 or directly through your sales contact.


Are the products and packaging free of asbestos and dimethylformamide (DMF)?

Our products are free of asbestos. We ensure this worldwide through internal regulations and standards.
Dimethylformamide (DMF) is not used in products and delivery centers of the Divisions DF (Digital Factory) and PD (Process Industries and Drives).


Security information
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