We are committed to our mission of environmental stewardship. We comply fully with regional, national, and local regulations that restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. To support your compliance programs, we strive to provide easy access to the documentation you and your customers require.
A Global Approach to Meet Your Needs
Our commitment is to demonstrate the highest standards of global environmental management at Rockwell Automation. This core value is integral to all our operations and extends specifically to our efforts to design hazardous substances out of our products. In addition, we proactively incorporate global product environmental requirements into our products and solutions wherever needed.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directives
Restricts the use of six hazardous substances in the design of various types of electrical and electronic equipment. Rockwell Automation also participates in recycling programs in Europe as part of our global commitment, following local regulations and the EU Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). As a result, we are in compliance with EU RoHS, WEEE, packaging and battery directives.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals
European Union regulation that addresses the identification and use of chemical substances on their own, in mixtures or in products and their potential impact on human health and the environment.
EU Batteries Directive
Regulates the hazardous substance content and promotes the collection and recycling of batteries and accumulations in the European Union.
Rockwell Automation has eliminated these restricted substances from products it manufactures with the exception of mercury (Hg) in certain products that contain displays:
We are committed to demonstrate the highest standards of product safety and compliance. Our certificates and declarations are available in Literature Library or can be viewed at the link provided.
Product Compliance Catalog
Compliance to product environmental regulations and requirements is a key element of our corporate and social responsibility and goals. Our Product Environmental Compliance catalog search tool can help you find product compliancies.
Product safety at Rockwell Automation is a formal function in our Office of Product Safety & Security and reports to through the Chief Technology Officer. The Office of Product Safety and Security reviews all product safety-related incidents, tracks their management, and shares best practices within our company.
Our Product Safety management system consists of:
- Product safety managers at the corporate level, within the Office of Product Safety & Security
- A set of product safety company policies that govern the management system
- Product safety coordinators at product line and business unit levels
- Yearly employee training on product/service safety
Product safety is considered for the entire life cycle of the products including installation, operations, maintenance and end of life. Our approach integrates:
- A proactive process: Product safety risk is evaluated and documented for each product, whether new or as an update, during development. Unacceptable risks have to be mitigated by design.
- A reactive process: All product safety related incidents are analyzed by a product safety manager and a cross functional team to determine a mitigation plan. We monitor performance with targets defined for disclosure commensurate with the results of the incident analysis.
Our Chief Product Safety & Security Officer, who oversees the Office of Product Safety & Security, is ultimately responsible for the program. In the last fiscal year, we released seven public product safety advisories; corrective actions have been put into action for all inquiries.
At Rockwell Automation, we believe that the most important measure of quality is a satisfied customer.
ISO 9001 and ANSI/ESD 2020 Certifications
Our quality system is registered to the ISO 9001 standard. Our products and services are provided by processes that conform to all applicable clauses of the ISO 9001 standard such as purchasing, design, and manufacturing. Rockwell Automation facilities are audited to these standards by an internationally recognized registrar. As evidenced by our continuing registration, we continue to meet or exceed all requirements. Approximately 100 Rockwell Automation locations achieve these standards, and several more satellite locations operate under the umbrella of a larger ISO 9001 certified site.