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HGST environmental practices and compliance with specific regulations.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive issued by the European Union (EU) restricts the use of certain hazardous substances from electronic products sold in Europe. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was created by the EU and is designed to minimize the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment into landfills. Find more information and product certifications.GO>
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the handling of sensitive chemicals and the phase-in of alternatives for the most dangerous chemicals used within EU commerce. GO>
Each HGST site (including Research, Development and Manufacturing) is certified to the internationally recognized environmental standard ISO14001. In compliance with ISO14001, HGST voluntarily controls the use of chemicals having an impact on the environment, including chemicals categorized as prohibited substances, substances to be reduced, or controlled substances. HGST additionally seeks to work with ISO-certified suppliers committed to environmental preservation, continual environmental improvement and support of chemical reduction priorities.