Persistent Organic Pollutants
Statement on Regulation (EU) No 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on persistent organic pollutants (POPs Regulation)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic substances that persist in the environment, accumulate in living organisms and pose a risk to our health and the environment. They can be transported by air, water or migratory species across international borders, reaching regions where they have never been produced or used. The continuous release of POPs into the environment have been seriously concerned by European Union since Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on POPs entered into force in 2004. After amended several times and for further amendments, the POPs regulation was recast into Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council in 2019.
Melexis has been aware of the responsibilities for protecting the environment and human health. We have always kept on tracking the update of prohibited substances and restricted substances listed in the POPs Regulation and verify the presence of any substance in our products. Based on the information we verified, we announce, to our best knowledge, our products are in compliance with the POPs Regulation and don’t contain substances subject to prohibitions listed in the annexes to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 and amendments. We continue to follow up the update of the POPs regulation and ensure the conformity of our products.