Bender Environmental Policy

Bender seeks excellence in every aspect of our business and is consequently dedicated to minimising the environmental impacts of our business operations.

The Bender Group is committed to compliance with current environmental legislation.

It is not just to adhere to statutory provisions, but our explicit goal of our company is a commitment to permanently improve our environmental efforts.


Hence the following environmental guidelines are an integer part of our corporate culture:

  • responsible handling with available resources
  • no use of hazardous substances
  • Consideration of a recycling-appropriate development of a product
  • Compliance with EU directive 2002/95EC RoHS
  • Compliance with EU directive 2002/96/EC WEEE
  • Check of the regulation EC-No. 1907/2007 REACH
  • Establishment of an Environment Management System (EMS)

Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001

Our commitment is to:

  • Continuously improve our environmental performance and incorporate recognised environmental management best practice into our business
  • Reduce our resource consumption and improve their efficient use.
  • Measure our carbon foot print and take action to reduce it in order to meet our published objectives and targets.
  • Manage waste generated from our business operations according to our beliefs in reduction, re-use and recycling.
  • Manage our business activities to prevent pollution.
  • Give due consideration to environmental issues and energy performance in the use of premises.
  • Consider environmental factors are taken into account in the procurement of goods and services.
  • Comply as a minimum with all environmental legislation relevant to our operation.
  • Maintain our certification to ISO 14001 via rigorous monitoring and review of our performance.

In order to achieve our objectives and commitments we implement our environmental policy (follow the link to view):

Download "Environmental Manual - Environmental Policy" PDF file

Bender products - suitable for the future

Introduction of RoHS, WEEE and ElektroG in the Bender Group

In recent months, “lead-free production” has been a subject of much discussion in the electrical and electronics industry. The term "lead-free" has long since come to be used as a universal designation for all six substances categorised as hazardous by EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EG: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE.

The reason this subject has become such a hot topic is due to the introduction of Germany's legislation governing electrical and electronic equipment and appliances (ElektroG), which is based on the WEEE and RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) directives already issued by the EU. In accordance with the ElektroG, on 1 July 2006, it will become illegal to use lead and other substances harmful to the environment in certain types of equipment and appliance. The putting into circulation of non-compliant used equipment and appliances will also be forbidden. Therefore, for project engineers, plant constructors and users of industrial and building management systems, the availability of RoHS-compliant products in good time is an important factor if they are to be able to hit the "lead-free" deadline.

The Bender Group feels duty-bound by the guiding principle behind this environmental legislation and has made compliance with it one of the company's goals. Although our products are currently amongst the small number classed as exempt from the restrictions for the time being, back in 2003, we started to replace the substances cited in the RoHS directive with environmentally-friendly alternatives. For some time now, all product development has been geared towards the "future generation".

Where necessary, existing product facilities have been replaced with state-of-the-art installations in order to enable us to meet the technological challenges of the new production processes. With the increasing market availability of environmentally-friendly electrical and electronic components, it has been full steam ahead to meet our declared aim. - On 1 July 2005, the first RoHS-compliant product was presented to the Managing Board. This date marked the market availability of Bender's first RoHS-compliant products, precisely one year before the deadline prescribed by the legislating authorities.

We are delighted to be able to break new ground with our customers in this way, making a significant contribution to relieving the burden on our environment and ensuring a safe future for our children.

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REACH-Declaration

Bender informs about REACH

Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic products, thus – in the sense of REACH – a so-called “downstream user”.

Reach (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) Community Regulation EC 1907/2006.

Our products are solely non-chemical products. Moreover and under normal reasonably foreseeable circumstances of application, the products supplied to you shall not release any substance.

For that Bender is neither obligatory for registration nor for the creation of material safety data sheets.

Furthermore, we will immediately inform you in correspondence to REACH-Article 33 if any substance of content (as from a content of > 0,1 %) in our products will be classified alarming by the European Agency for Chemicals (ECHA). Based on the current status, however, we do not expect such an incidence. 

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