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Environment

Programs & Directives

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances

REACH is an initiative in Europe to gather information on all chemicals used in Europe and potentially restrict the use of hazardous chemicals across all industries. Belden is committed to meeting all of the legal requirements under REACH. The candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) is ever changing. Download the latest REACH Declaration. To find out more about the REACH regulation, visit the European Commission's REACH website.

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances

RoHS - Restriction on Hazardous Substances

Belden strives consistently to stay ahead of the curve on the government RoHS regulations. To check compliance on a specific Belden part number, enter the part number in the search area of the eCatalog. Each RoHS-compliant product also offers the option of printing a product-specific RoHS certificate. If you need a certificate of RoHs compliance for a special part number, one can be provided upon request.

Belden Connectivity maintains product compliance status for Restriction on Hazardous Substances in the International markets such as China and Europe.

RoHS - Restriction on Hazardous Substances

Global Environmental Product Requirements

In order to meet global environmental product requirements - in part specified by the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, the European Union's End-of-Life Vehicle Directive (ELV), the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, California Proposition 65, and China RoHS - Belden has developed a restricted materials specification to encompass all raw materials, parts, components or products that are ultimately incorporated into Belden product.

California Proposition 65 - Letter

Global Environmental Product Requirements

Conflict Minerals

On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") enacted rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("The Dodd Frank Act" or "Act") governing the sale of "Conflict Minerals" (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold or "3TG") that benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") or adjoining countries. As it relates to Conflict Minerals, the Act imposed supply chain reporting requirements on U.S. publicly traded companies that utilize 3TG in their products that are designed to promote transparency and awareness regarding the use of 3TG Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. Belden, across the entire Company (including all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and units worldwide), supports these goals and is committed to corporate responsibility and valuing human rights. As such, this policy, which provides the framework that the Company is using to comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank act, applies to the entire Company, including all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and units worldwide.

It is Belden's goal to work toward maintaining a supply chain that is conflict free and to sourcing 3TG from conflict free sources. Belden expects its suppliers to have policies and due diligence measures in place to detect the source of the 3TG in their products. Further, Belden expects that its suppliers will cooperate in providing due diligence information to confirm their products are DRC conflict free. In order to properly implement this policy, Belden will take the following actions:

  1. Direct the appropriate Belden teams to lead the implementation of the necessary processes and procedures in regards to this policy;
  2. Perform due diligence consistent with OECD guidance by providing the standardized EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template survey to suppliers to help ascertain the Reasonable Country of Origin of their products containing 3TG and encourage our suppliers to do the same with their suppliers;
  3. Based on the responses provided in the survey Belden may perform follow-up inquiries if they feel that the responses provided are not adequate; and
  4. Maintain the necessary Conflict Minerals records for both internal and/or required external audits.

Belden is devoted to working with its suppliers to help establish supply chain transparency for 3TG Conflict Minerals and to showing that our suppliers' products and resources are obtained from Conflict Free sources. If any suppliers are not responsive to Belden's initial due diligence survey requests for information, then Belden will work with the non-responsive supplier to ensure that such supplier meets Belden's policy requirements. However, if no response or progress is seen, then at Belden's discretion, Belden will reevaluate its continued relationship with such supplier.

Any of the following reporting channels are deemed appropriate for the initial reporting of perceived violations of this policy:

  1. The Belden Compliance Team (consisting of the Legal Department and the Internal Audit Department), by email at [email protected]
  2. Belden's ethics and compliance reporting hotline either by telephone or online (option to remain anonymous)
  3. Reporting Violations
    Global Ethics Hotline: 800-461-9330
    Web: www.belden.com/ethics
    Email: [email protected]
  4. Specific country contact information can also be found on Belden's website.

The Legal Department will contact the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation within five business days. Acknowledgement of receipt of the report shall be made via the same method as it was received. For example, if an anonymous report is made through the hotline, acknowledgement of the receipt of the anonymous report will also be made through the hotline. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, regardless of which reporting avenue is chosen.

If you require specific conflict mineral sourcing information for Belden products or require more information on our policy, please contact your local Belden sales representative or Belden Corporate Communications at [email protected].

Belden Supplier Code of Conduct
Download Belden's 2016 Conflict Minerals Report

On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") enacted rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("The Dodd Frank Act" or "Act") governing the sale of "Conflict Minerals" (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold or "3TG") that benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") or adjoining countries. As it relates to Conflict Minerals, the Act imposed supply chain reporting requirements on U.S. publicly traded companies that utilize 3TG in their products that are designed to promote transparency and awareness regarding the use of 3TG Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. Belden, across the entire Company (including all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and units worldwide), supports these goals and is committed to corporate responsibility and valuing human rights. As such, this policy, which provides the framework that the Company is using to comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank act, applies to the entire Company, including all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and units worldwide.

It is Belden's goal to work toward maintaining a supply chain that is conflict free and to sourcing 3TG from conflict free sources. Belden expects its suppliers to have policies and due diligence measures in place to detect the source of the 3TG in their products. Further, Belden expects that its suppliers will cooperate in providing due diligence information to confirm their products are DRC conflict free. In order to properly implement this policy, Belden will take the following actions:

  1. Direct the appropriate Belden teams to lead the implementation of the necessary processes and procedures in regards to this policy;
  2. Perform due diligence consistent with OECD guidance by providing the standardized EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template survey to suppliers to help ascertain the Reasonable Country of Origin of their products containing 3TG and encourage our suppliers to do the same with their suppliers;
  3. Based on the responses provided in the survey Belden may perform follow-up inquiries if they feel that the responses provided are not adequate; and
  4. Maintain the necessary Conflict Minerals records for both internal and/or required external audits.

Belden is devoted to working with its suppliers to help establish supply chain transparency for 3TG Conflict Minerals and to showing that our suppliers' products and resources are obtained from Conflict Free sources. If any suppliers are not responsive to Belden's initial due diligence survey requests for information, then Belden will work with the non-responsive supplier to ensure that such supplier meets Belden's policy requirements. However, if no response or progress is seen, then at Belden's discretion, Belden will reevaluate its continued relationship with such supplier.

Any of the following reporting channels are deemed appropriate for the initial reporting of perceived violations of this policy:

  1. The Belden Compliance Team (consisting of the Legal Department and the Internal Audit Department), by email at [email protected]
  2. Belden's ethics and compliance reporting hotline either by telephone or online (option to remain anonymous)
  3. Reporting Violations
    Global Ethics Hotline: 800-461-9330
    Web: www.belden.com/ethics
    Email: [email protected]
  4. Specific country contact information can also be found on Belden's website.

The Legal Department will contact the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation within five business days. Acknowledgement of receipt of the report shall be made via the same method as it was received. For example, if an anonymous report is made through the hotline, acknowledgement of the receipt of the anonymous report will also be made through the hotline. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, regardless of which reporting avenue is chosen.

If you require specific conflict mineral sourcing information for Belden products or require more information on our policy, please contact your local Belden sales representative or Belden Corporate Communications at [email protected].

Belden Supplier Code of Conduct
Download Belden's 2016 Conflict Minerals Report

FAQ

Is Belden ISO 14001 certified?

Belden's European facilities are ISO 14001 certified, however, Belden's U.S. facilities are not. Belden does not have formal environmental programs at our U.S. facilities.

Does Belden have SDS (Safety Data Sheet) information for their products?

Belden does not have SDS information for our products because cable/wire is considered an "article" based on the OSHA definition of "article." SDS information is not required for "articles." If an SDS is needed for an element(s) that is part of the cable composition, we can provide SDS information for the element(s).

Do any of your products contain asbestos?

No. Download the Asbestos Declaration Letter

Do any of your products contain red phosphorus?

Download the Red Phosphorus Declaration Letter.

Do any of your products contain mercury?

No Belden product contains mercury.

Do you use any "endangered species products" in the manufacturing of your wire/cable?

No. Belden does not use any "endangered species products" in the manufacturing process.

Do any of your products contain lead?

Lead is not intentionally added to any Belden product. However, trace amounts can be present in other raw materials used; however these levels are below 300ppm which complies with RoHS.

Do any of your products contain antimony?

Yes, antimony is found in some Belden products. In certain polymers, antimony trioxide plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our cables meet the applicable building codes for flame testing. If you need additional information regarding the use of antimony in a certain product, please contact Customer Service or call 1-800-BELDEN-1 and have the Belden part numbers in question available.

Do Belden products meet the Proposition 65 requirements in California?

Wire and cable products were recently part of a Prop 65 settlement agreement. For more information, contact Customer Service or call 1-800-BELDEN-1.

Do Belden products meet the European RoHS requirements?

>It depends on the product in question. To determine if a product is RoHS compliant enter the Belden part number into the cable finder search located in the eCatalog. If the product is compliant, a green logo will appear on the tech data sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service or call 1-800-BELDEN-1 and have the Belden part numbers in question available.

Do Belden products meet the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requirements?

Belden products are covered under the WEEE Directive and Belden products meet the requirements.

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