Legislation and Environmental Compliance
The RoHS statuses displayed on our web pages refer to the 2011/65/EU European Union Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances and amendment (EU) 2015/863 which adds 4 substances to 2011/65/EU as of July 22, 2019. All of our RoHS data is based upon on information provided by our suppliers.
Product Compliance Certificates
Both the RoHS and REACH statuses are available on a downloadable Product Compliance certificate from our website for register customers. The certificate icon and download link can be found under the Legislation and Environmental section of the Product Detail page.
Export Control Classification Number is provided by Premier Farnell’s internal Trade Compliance Classification Team who classify all items to the best of their knowledge against the UK Military List, EU Dual-Use list as well as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), using the information made available to Premier Farnell by the manufacturers and / or suppliers. DISCLAIMER: The content is provided by us by way of guidance for informational purposes only and for your use only. Please note that classifications of products may change from time to time. No assurance or warranty is given as to whether they are accurate or up to date. It is your responsibility to determine the correct and up to date import or export classification or license status of any product in your country and any country to which it may be shipped. This responsibility also rests with you in relation to any classification or license information on any product prior to your disclosing that information to any third party. Any liability which we might otherwise have to you or any other person or entity in respect of any of these matters is expressly excluded.
‘We’ and ‘our’ refers to each and every one of our US parent company Avnet Inc.’s operating companies under the Farnell, Newark and element14 brands. ‘You’ and ‘your’ means the recipient of this information and anyone seeking to use it.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment ("WEEE")
Premier Farnell UK Limited is compliant with the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, with Producer Registration Number WEE/AK0049TZ. We are a Member of the B2B Compliance scheme (Scheme Approval Number WEE/MP3338PT/SCH), which handles our WEEE obligations on our behalf.
If you wish to request a WEEE collection, please request the collection online via www.b2bcompliance.org.uk/weee-recycling-collections Via this link, you will need to list what needs to be collected and from where. Also, you can optionally list Premier Farnell UK Limited as the payer for the collection. B2B Compliance will contact us to confirm arrangements. If you have any queries, please contact B2B Compliance directly on 0117 301 8829.
The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires distributors and retailers to provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical and electronic equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Premier Farnell UK Ltd meet these requirements by offering all customers buying new electrical and electronic equipment free take-back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis. Please return your WEEE to the CPC Sales Counter, a Premier Farnell UK Ltd facility, located at Component House, Faraday Drive, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9PP. The WEEE must be returned to our sales counter within 28 days of buying a new like-for-like item from us.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and human health.
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) is marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol to remind you that EEE can be can be recycled once it reaches its end of life. Please do not throw any electrical and electronic equipment in your bin.
The UK Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 ("Regulations") came into force in the UK on 5 May 2009. The Regulations encourage companies that manufacture or import batteries ("Producers") to reduce the environmental impact of battery waste. The Regulations achieve this by placing obligations on companies to finance the collection and treatment of batteries, and to offer take back of portable batteries (batteries which are sealed and can be carried by hand without difficulty).
To comply with its legal obligations as a Producer under the Regulations, Premier Farnell UK Limited has joined a compliance scheme with a company called Ecosurety. Ecosurety will act on our behalf to make sure we comply with the Regulations. Ecosurety has registered Premier Farnell UK as a Producer, and we have been given the following Producer number: BPRN00563
If you wish to return used portable batteries to us you can dispose of these at the battery bins stationed in our trade counter at CPC (Component House, Faraday Drive, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9PP). We appreciate that many of our customers do not live near the trade counter, and for such customers, the website www.recyclenow.co.uk can be used to identify locations of the nearest collection points to you. The website also contains general information on the recycling of batteries. Alternatively, if you are a company who wishes to install battery collections onsite, you can visit Ecosurety’s collections page at www.ecosurety.com/collections