Product environmental protection at Rittal

Product environmental protection at Rittal

RoHS compliance
All our products comply with the EU RoHS Directive "RoHS II" 2011/65/EU (Recast 2002/95/EG) and the associated Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 ("RoHS III").

WEEE compliance: WEEE Reg.-No. 11161726
We registered for the relevant B2B categories under Rittal WEEE Reg No. 11161726.

Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances

What is REACH?
The registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals reflects the latest new chemicals legislation within the EU.

The core aspects are:

  • Clear regulation of the registration and authorization of "chemicals". All "substances" (chemicals) with a production/import volume per annum of one ton or more must be registered by the manufacturers/importers. Registration occurs solely with the European Chemicals Agency (EchA).
  • Reversal of the burden of proof onto the manufacturer of "chemicals" Under REACH, manufacturers are required to "actively" notify their customers of the use of "substances of concern" and/or to offer alternatives. This means that Rittal must be "actively" informed by its suppliers, and must in turn "actively" notify its customers.
  • No Data - No Market


The climate control products from Rittal comply with the EC Ozone Regulation No. 1005/2009.

The refrigerants we used are CHC-free HFC refrigerants. They do not contain any chlorine and have a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).

Specifically, Rittal uses the following refrigerants:

  • R134a
  • R407C
  • R410A

These refrigerants do not fall within the scope of substances regulated by the Ozone Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 and also do not belong to the group of halogens. The following Rittal products are filled with refrigerant:

  • Enclosure cooling units (R134a)
  • Climate control doors, enclosures, side panels (R134a)
  • Recooling systems (R134a, R407C or R410A)

Further information on the refrigerants used by Rittal may be taken from the relevant safety data sheets.

Customer information on the return of industrial batteries

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG is very rarely the first company to place industrial batteries on the market. As a general rule, Rittal will accept the return of sold batteries free of charge at its delivery centers or headquarters. Due to the size of the company, there may be differing regulations in individual cases which either stipulate the return to and recovery of batteries by appointed companies, or contractual agreements with customers in this regard.

Our statement "Conflict Minerals Policy" and our Rittal Conflict Minerals Reporting Template "Conflict Minerals CMRT" are available for downloading:

Our statement "VerpackG Compliance" is available for downloading:

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