About Entrust Datacard

Environmental Initiatives

REACH Compliance

REACH (“Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)”) is a European Union (EU) chemicals regulation that entered into force on 1 June 2007, with phased deadlines to 2018.

Entrust Datacard supports the overall REACH objective of improving the protection of human health and the environment. Our long standing policy is to provide products and services that are safe to use and have a low environmental impact throughout their lifecycle. We will meet all applicable REACH requirements and are committed to providing our customers with information about the chemicals in our products as needed to comply with REACH.

Our products are classified under REACH as “articles”. Our products are not designed to intentionally release a chemical or substance during normal and/or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. Therefore, no substances contained require registration with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) pursuant to REACH.

Under the terms of REACH, suppliers of articles generally must provide recipients with notification and information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) if those substances are present above a concentration limit of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w). A list of such SVHCs, which are candidate substances for the authorization procedure, is established by the ECHA. Datacard products have been reviewed for SVHCs at the article-level and the SVHC(s) listed below may be present in the listed articles at levels above the concentration limit of 0.1% w/w.


Substance Name

CAS Number

Cable, Cords, Wiring

Bis (2-Ethyl(hexyl) Phthalate) (DEHP)



Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP)


External Power Supplies

Bis (2-Ethyl(hexyl) Phthalate) (DEHP)


Inkjet Print Cartridges – Nozzle Tape

Bis (2-Ethyl(hexyl) Phthalate) (DEHP)


MXD Turner Module Caster

Chromium Trioxide


Flexible Ferrite

Cobalt(II) carbonate


Entrust Datacard will continue to review the SVHC candidate lists that are released by ECHA for additional substances and compliance. Furthermore, with respect to REACH as a whole, we will continue to evaluate any revisions or amendments to REACH in an effort to ensure continued compliance.

If you have additional questions concerning our position on REACH compliance, or any of the products that you purchase from our company, please contact us by phone at 952.933.1223 or by e-mail to info@entrustdatacard.com.


Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

Entrust Datacard is in support of worldwide environmental initiatives designed to limit harmful substances in electronic and electrical equipment and implement appropriate methods of treatment, recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment through the European Union directives of  Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

The RoHS directive establishes a consistent set of restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances within each member state of the European Union. The directive contributes to the protection of human health and supports environmentally sound recovery and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment. More information on RoHS can be found at www.europa.eu.

A majority of our secure ID, card personalization systems and supplies are RoHS compliant. Download a declaration of conformity for any RoHS-compliant product here.


Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment Directive(WEEE)

The WEEE directive is for European Union member countries and can vary by country and within countries. This directive concerns setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. Additional information on WEEE can be found at www.europea.eu.

For information regarding product recycling in accordance with the WEEE directive contact us at:

Datacard Limited
Attn: Mr. Andrew Matthews
Forum 3, Solent Business Park
Whiteley, Fareham
Hampshire, PO15 7FH
Phone: +44 (0) 1489 555 600
Fax: + 44 (0) 1489 555 601