Compliance and Certificates

At Wainwright Instruments we strive to continuously improve and optimize all areas including:

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Care
  • Ethics and Avoidance of Corruption
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Customer Service
  • Efficiency and Profitability
  • Export Procedures and Export Control

Helping us reach and maintain these standards, we are certified according to:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management (download certificate here)
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management (download certificate here)
  • OHRIS – Occupational Health and Safety Management (download certificate here)
    Due to the corona situation the update of the OHRIS certification is delayed. The validity of the OHRIS certification can currently be checked using the list: “OHRIS – Recognized Companies” on the website of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety https://www.lgl.bayern.de/arbeitsschutz/managementsysteme/ohris/index.htm.

RoHS

The RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU has been extended by the Directive 2015/863/EU, adding four further restricted substances and is effective since 22.07.2019. Wainwright Instruments GmbH hereby confirms that all our products comply with this directive, with the exception of brass housing components, which fall under the exemption of Directive 2018/741/EU (Annex III, 6c, Category 11). According to this directive, we may continue to use brass with a mass content of up to 4% lead. Our products do not require RoHS labelling.

(download compliance declaration here)

REACH

Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the manufacturing, placing on the market and use of chemicals and mixtures thereof.

In terms of the REACH regulation, our products are articles. In accordance with Article 33 of the REACH Regulation, suppliers of articles must inform their customers if the supplied article contains a substance on the REACH Candidate List (SVHC list) with contents greater than 0.1 mass percent. On 27.06.2018 lead (CAS: 7439-92-1 / EINECS: 231-100-4) was added to the candidate list SVHC. This inclusion triggers an information obligation in the supply chain.

We hereby inform you that our products are manufactured from copper alloys containing lead of more than 0.1 % by weight to improve their machinability and corrosion resistance. The classification according to the German Hazardous Substances Act, the rules for the safe handling of lead metal and the range of applications of our products remain unchanged.

Products made of copper and copper alloys do not fall within the scope of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) and are therefore not subject to classification and labelling obligations.

(download our REACH-Declaration here)