The undersigned support the announcement by the European Commission to review the exemption for the PV industry from the Directive.
The next full recast of the RoHS Directive will take place within ten years. However, environmental, health and safety concerns about certain substances which are used in some PV technologies still exist. The European Commission as well as major political groups in the European Parliament have clearly expressed their intention to review the Directive within three years.
As PV is a green technology helping the EU to achieve its environmental goals, the industry should meet the EU’s requirements on environmental protection and consumer safety. The undersigning companies welcome the European Commission’s announcement that it will review the scope of RoHS and its interest in initiating legislative action if needed.
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Atersa: Director of Technology, Enrique Daroqui, +34 915178452, email@example.com
Bosch Solar: Head of Communications, Heide Traemann, +49 36121951181, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photovoltech: General Manager, Johan F. Nijs, +32 16805851, email@example.com
REC: Vice President CSR, Mette Vågnes Eriksen, +47 93224100, firstname.lastname@example.org
SolarWorld: Vice President, Milan Nitzschke, +49 1605869649, email@example.com
Solland: Director Sourcing & Supply Chain; Bart Zuidhof, +31 458800600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wacker: Senior Manager Corporate Communication & Information, Christof Bachmair, +49 8962791830,