Emerson Professional Tools, LLC For The RIDGID ® Brand Environmental Webpage
The goal of RIDGID ® branded products and Emerson Professional Tools, LLC is to supply products that meet the applicable legislations, regulations, and standards.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practices:
Emerson Professional Tools, LLC for the RIDGID ® brand understands the importance of sustainable and ethical business practices. Please refer to the Emerson ESG webpage which takes a closer look at driving these practices forward.
Product Specific Environmental Regulations:
REACH ("Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals") is a European Union chemical regulatory framework that entered into force on June 1, 2007.
More information on the REACH regulation may be found here.
In accordance with Article 33 of EC Regulation No 1907/2006, companies distributing products that contain one or more Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in a concentration of more than 0.1 % by weight are subject to certain reporting requirements.
At Emerson Professional Tool’s LLC for the RIDGID ® brand, we have reviewed and compiled statements for products containing more than 0.1% by weight of SVHCs and which are sold into the European Union.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directives
As of July 1, 2006, the European Union passed Directive 2002/95/EC (also known as RoHS) which restricts the use of specific materials found in electrical and electronic equipment (known as EEE). Amended to Directive 2011/65/EU, 10 hazardous substances are regulated by this regulation and EEE may not contain more than 0.1% (0.01% for Cadmium) weight per homogenous material of these substances. Exemptions for certain uses are mentioned in the annex of the directive. RoHS conformity is confirmed in the CE Declaration of Conformity for these products and are documented externally by the CE mark on the tool. See manual for CE declaration.
There are other RoHS-like legislations worldwide. These include and are not limited to: China RoHS, UAE RoHS, Saudi Arabia RoHS.
California Proposition 65
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The purpose of this regulation is to protect Californian residents from exposure to chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive. Businesses are required to inform Californians of such exposure to these chemicals.
Further information on Proposition 65 may be found on the official website: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65
Kindly see our letters below of products containing warnings for Proposition 65.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Laws
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws are laws that require Producers to be responsible for their products throughout its entire lifecycle. Through EPR laws, governments globally encourage producers to improve the recyclability of products and materials, reduce weight of waste, eliminate use of hazardous substances and to convert waste into a resource to generate higher quality waste streams.
Directive 2012/19/EU aims at avoiding waste from electrical and electronic equipment. Recycling, reuse, or other recovery of this equipment is also encouraged. Recovery rates have been defined, which differ from product group to product group and had to be achieved by 31st December 2006. The manufacturer must guarantee the collection, processing and recovery of the equipment stated in annex IA of the WEEE brought to the market after 13th August 2005. Disposal instructions may be found in the manual of a product and may appear as referenced.
Emerson Professional Tools, LLC for the RIDGID ® brand is committed to assure our battery-based products meet the extent of the requirements needed for compliance under these programs below.
EU Battery Directive
The Directive 2006/66/EC Of The European Parliament And Of The Council sets forth objectives for the sustainability of batteries throughout their lifecycle when placed on the market.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Program
Initiated by Call2Recycle, this program is focused on the recyclability of rechargeable batteries. This was done by creating the official battery seal to which product manufacturers and marketers can place on rechargeable batteries to promote recyclability to our buyers. Our batteries with this seal can be taken to an appropriate steward within North America for recycling.
Other Environmental Information
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
The SDS, formerly known as MSDS, includes information of a chemical that may accompany or be used in a product. The information on a SDS includes properties of the chemical, possible physical, health, or environmental hazards, protective measures, safety precautions and handling information. You may find a library of our Safety Data Sheets in the links below.
Conflict Mineral Reporting (CMRT)
Emerson Professional Tools, LLC for the RIDGID ® brand is in alignment with the legislative and regulatory requirements to end the use minerals in high risk and conflict-afflicted areas. Please see the attached mission statement.
More information surrounding conflict minerals and the responsible mineral initiative can be found here.
To request an updated CMRT from Emerson Professional Tools, please contact [email protected]
Who may we contact for further questions related to the topics on this webpage?
You may contact us for further details related to Regulatory/Environmental Compliance through this email: [email protected]