European Environmental Compliance

Planar European Compliance

Planar Systems compliancy with the European Union's 2011/65/EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS II or RoHS Recast) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.



In February 2003, the European Union issued Directive 2002/95/EC on the "Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment", commonly known as RoHS. It restricts the use of six hazardous substances, including lead (Pb). The RoHS Directive requires material composition changes to electrical and electronic components as well as the manufacturing assembly process.  In May 2011, the EU adopted the RoHS Recast (or RoHS II) directive, 2011/65/EU.

Planar's policy and commitment to producing world-class, environmentally-friendly quality products, using known reliable manufacturing processes and parts, is critical to our success.
Planar Systems, Inc. declares that it is fully in support of and compliant with EU Directive 2002/95/EC for applicable products within its scope. This declaration is based upon supplier information and documentation gathered/obtained and/or on-site audits conducted by Planar Systems, Inc. personnel.

Planar is well underway in confirming that its products comply with the recast directive (2011/65/EU) which involve expiring exemptions, larger product categories and other changes which require a new due diligence project to be undertaken.  A Declaration of Conformity is available upon request.


Planar complies fully with the WEEE directive 2002/96/EC and has commenced a full review of the WEEE Recast (or WEEE II) directive, 2012/19/EU which was adopted in July 2012.


REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. For more information, please review the Planar REACH statement.