At Wincor Nixdorf we bear responsibility for ensuring that our products are compatible with environmental needs. One major aspect of this responsibility is to reduce the volume of critical substances in our products. Numerous statutory provisions such as REACH and RoHS underline our responsibilities.
We therefore plan to sign an “Environmental Responsibility Agreement” with our suppliers”. Based on legal stipulations and our own requirements, we have compiled lists of substances (see Downloads) that are an integral part of the “Environmental Responsibility Agreement”. All Wincor Nixdorf suppliers must observe and comply fully with these substances lists.
In fact, Wincor Nixdorf accepts greater responsibility for its products than is actually required by law. It obliges its suppliers to avoid the use of substances listed as hazardous by the REACH Regulation, not simply to declare them – as provided for by Article 33 of the REACH Regulation.
REACH Candidate List
The EU’s REACH directive (EU Directive 1907/2006) obliges product manufacturers to inform their customers about particularly hazardous substances (Candidate List) used in the manufacture of their products. This requirement applies as soon as a product contains one of these substances in a mass concentration of 0.1 or more.
Wincor Nixdorf will avoid using substances that appear on the Candidate List in any of its products worldwide. We impose an obligation on our suppliers all over the world to avoid using substances on the candidate list in a mass concentration of 0.1 or more in any of the materials they supply to us. Exceptions to this obligation may be granted in a few special cases, e.g. on technical grounds.
Prohibited Substances List
The list of prohibited substances contains a range of substances / substance groups whose use or circulation in our products and related resources is prohibited or restricted by current legislation, in particular at EU level. The applicable legal regulations are linked for all substances / substance groups contained in the prohibited substances list. Wincor Nixdorf imposes an obligation on its suppliers all over the world to avoid using substances named in the prohibited substances list, or not to use them in a higher concentration than that stated, in the products they supply. In the case of legally admissible exceptions to substance prohibitions, the substances must be declared by type and the volume in which they occur in specific products, and the information supplied voluntarily to Wincor Nixdorf.