Environmental Management

Environmental management at Gigahertz-Optik GmbH takes place under the personal leadership of the general management and includes our employees and cooperating businesses. Our products are developed and manufactured in compliance with the applicable laws.

Environmental management at Gigahertz-Optik GmbH is not certified by an organization or agency.


1. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)ElektroG of 16.03.2005

Gigahertz-Optik GmbH is registered at the EAR under WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE68443133.

2. Restricted Substances – RoHS Directive 2002/95/EG

The measurement equipment manufactured by Gigahertz-Optik GmbH is monitoring and control equipment offered exclusively for commercial users (B2B) und fall under Category 9, which is exempt from the restrictions. Even though the products of Gigahertz-Optik are exempt from RoHS-restrictions, we want to do our part for the environment. Our products, especially newly developed ones, are manufactured to fall under the RoHS guidelines as much as possible.

Our merchandise complies with RoHs guidelines.

3. Chemical Substances in Consumer Products – (REACH Directive EG-Nr. 1907/2006)

The European Chemicals Ordinance REACH became effective in all EU member states on June 1st, 2007.

By focusing on registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals, REACH has created a comprehensive system for managing chemical substances which ensures a high level of safety in terms of the environment and health risks all over Europe. Registration and evaluation is obligatory for manufacturers or importers of chemicals located outside of the EU that put more than one Metric Ton of one chemical per year on the market. Likewise for manufacturers of non-chemical products, providing their products release chemicals under normal and expected conditions and the threshold of 1t/a is exceeded for all products by the manufacturer. Especially Substances of Very High Concern require additional authorization.

Gigahertz-Optik GmbH is a manufacturer of measurement equipment for the assessment of optical radiation and optical materials metrics. All Gigahertz-Optik products are manufactured in accordance with any applicable ordinances, including REACH. Gigahertz-Optik products are classified as non-chemical products in terms of REACH and as such there are no requirements for registration, evaluation, or authorization, as they, to our knowledge, do not release chemicals under normal and expected conditions and the threshold of 1t/a is not exceeded.

A duty to communicate for manufactures of products referred to in Article 33 of the REACH directive is only applicable to so-called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) that fulfill the criteria of Article 57. These substances must also be present in the product at a concentration higher than 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w). A list of candidates was released by the European Chemicals AgencyECHA and is available on their website under http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_en.asp.The release of the candidate list does not imply a requirement for authorization until it is included into Annex XIV ofREACH.

If substances of very high concern are present in the products at greater than 1t/a, the European Chemicals Agency must be notified. (Source: ZVEI-notes on companies’ obligation of information according to Article 33 of REACH).

4. Directive for Energy-Related Products – EBPG / Directive 2005/32/EG (EuP-Directive)

Gigahertz-Optik GmbH does not meet the criteria sales volume, environmental impact, and potential for improvement and is therefore exempt from this directive.

5. Chemicals

5.1 ChemG 2002 
5.2 ChemVerbotsV 2003 
5.3 Directive94/62/EG

Gigahertz-Optik GmbH does not produce or distribute any chemicals and is therefore exempt from regulation.

6. Conflict materials

Through responsible procurement with our suppliers, Gigahertz-Optik aim is to provide appropriate information regarding Conflict Minerals to our customers. The "Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT)" of the cfsi (an initiative of the EICC and GeSI) can be provided.