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 are:
European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC,
and Recast Directive 2011/65/EU on or before 02 January 2013
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
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, including servers, use the allowed exemptions for lead that are included in the EU and Korean 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 also tracking closely the developments around the European Union's Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Oracle's current position on REACH is available for download below.