Schaffner RoHS

  • RoHS

    Shaping electrical power


    Laying down rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances


Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances

Directive (EU) 2015/863 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS-2), entered into force on the 22nd of July 2019. It lays down rules on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment.

RoHS-compliant EMC products, chokes and filters can be identified by the letter “R” as an integral part of the date code. The date code can be found on product and package labels e.g. yywwR (indicating a RoHS-compliant product in production lot yyww).

Schaffner uses the following label in documents and on its website to identify RoHS-compliant products:


Download the Schaffner RoHS Statement for EMC standard products

For customer specific products, declaration will be issued by your Schaffner sales partner.

China RoHS2.0 Compliance Statement

China RoHS-2 "Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products" has formally been enforced on July 1,  2016. The Regulation is relevant for the production, sales and importing of electrical & electronic products within the territory of the People’s Republic of China. Two points are relevant for Schaffner and their Customers.

Restricted substances and their limit requirement
Restricted substances as per China RoHS-2 Regulation are identical to the substances including their limits as described within Directive 2011/65/EU (refer to illustration above). The statements as outlined above are also valid for China RoHS-2.

"e" mark label requirement on the products
Chapter four of China official Standard SJ/T 11364-2014 “marking requirement for the restriction of the use of hazardous substance in electrical and electronic products” describes the marking of components as follows:

"for the auxiliary products purchased for supporting the manufacturing of the end products, the suppliers may not need to label the product they supply, but must provide all the materials information required for labeling"

Schaffner confirms that "e" marking is not a requirement for Schaffner as Schaffner is a supplier of components in the supply chain, and not an end-product manufacturer.


Download the directive CHINA RoHS (original Chinese MIIT)

Download the English documents CHINA RoHS