Oracle's Use of Potentially Harmful Substances


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Oracle is committed to minimizing the potentially harmful substances used in developing and manufacturing our products. In addition to complying with all applicable substance legislation worldwide, Oracle has initiated efforts to remove and/or reduce other potentially hazardous substances from the design and manufacture of our products. Among legislation Oracle complies with, or intends to comply with, are:

  • European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Recast Directive 2011/65/EU effective 02 January 2013 .
    • Per the current EU RoHS Recast Directive Oracle products that comply with it are marked with the EU CE Mark.
  • China's Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products (Ministry of Information Industry Order #39)
  • South Korea's Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles
  • South Korea Act on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of CHemicals (K-REACH) adopted April 2013 and entering into force 01 Jan 2015. South Korea is focusing K-REACH on consumer products only. Oracle does not currently manufacture any consumer products. Oracle will continue to follow South Korean efforts with respect to K-REACH and intends to comply with legal requirements that might be forthcoming and that might impact any Oracle products.
  • Oracle hardware products made available in India on and after 01 May 2014 comply with the India E-waste Rule 2011 and do not contain lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated di-phenyl ethers above the maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight in homogeneous material and does not contain cadmium above the maximum concentration value of 0.01% by weight in homogeneous material except for the exemptions set in Schedule 2 of the Rule

Oracle also closely tracks the developments regarding the European Union's Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of CHemicals (REACH). Oracle's current position on EU REACH is available for download below.

Oracle is adhering to the highest standards for all of our products, regardless of where they are made or sold. All newly designed products released by Oracle should conform to those global substance restrictions and bans in force at the time of their release.

Some Oracle products use the allowed exemptions for lead that are included in the EU, Korean and Indian RoHS laws. Oracle is very concerned about the reliability of unproven alloys in mission-critical applications, and is currently investigating and qualifying lead-free replacements. The goal is to begin using lead-free replacements in exempted products as soon as a viable alternative is available.

Oracle is aware of the exemptions expiring in EU RoHS and is following the efforts by the global electronics industry to extend some of those exemptions.

Oracle continues to follow global harmful substance legislation efforts and intends to comply with legal requirements that might be forthcoming via these legislation.

Oracle Information on Harmful Substances

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