The EU ELV Directive restricted the use of 4 heavy metals, Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+) and Cadmium (Cd) in vehicles.

Renesas' RoHS-compliant products meet the ELV requirements.

Statement on EU End of Life Vehicle (EU ELV) DIRECTIVE (EU) 2020/363

  • Annex II of 2000/53 / EC has been revised in 2020/363


<Reference: before revision of 2020/363>
Statement on EU End of Life Vehicle (EU ELV) DIRECTIVE (EU) 2017/2096



Statement on WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU)

The WEEE Recast (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive has been issued on 24 July 2012, following the original WEEE directive as of 2002. The law puts responsibilities on producers for the collection, recovery or recycling and disposal of electrical and electronic waste. The obligation also extends to re-sellers or importers of the product into the territory of EU. Member of EU states have been requested to transpose this legislation into their national law by Feb.14, 2014.

Under this regulation return of an WEEE is applicable *only* in the European Union. The equipment in scope of WEEE directive is divided into b2b (Business-to-Business) and b2c (Business-to-Consumer) including all accessories.

Renesas' semiconductors are deployed in the b2b area.


Other Chemical Substance Information

Ozone Depleting Substances

Statement on Ozone Depleting Substances

The Montreal Protocol on Substances on Deplete the Ozone Layer classifies ODSs *1 into Class I (CFCs*2, etc.) and Class II (HCFCs*3). Renesas has completely eliminated the use of all these from our production processes.

Furthermore, Renesas is systematically reducing the use of CFCs used as refrigerants in chillers, refrigerators, air conditioners and other equipment and replacing them with alternative substances in line with Montreal Protocol program.

Renesas is also recovering ODSs when affected equipment is scrapped and making sure these substances are destroyed.


  1. Ozone-depleting substances
  2. Chlorofluorocarbons
  3. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons

POPs (Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants)

Statement on POPs

Substances listed in the appendix to POPs Convention, which are required to comply internationally, are reflected in laws such as the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture (Chemical Substance Control Law) in Japan, and the POPs Convention is guaranteed. When substances designated in Annex A (Elimination) in the POPs Convention are reflected as Class 1 Specified Chemical Substances under the Chemical Substances Control Law, we classify these chemical substances in the "Prohibited Substances" category under Renesas Management of Chemical Substances. We share them globally and observe them diligently to ensure compliance.


Statement on PFOS (Perfluorooctane Sulfate)

In 2005, PFOS was proposed for listing under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and added to Annex B four years later, in May 2009. The amendment entered into force on 26 August 2010 for all Parties that had not submitted a notification pursuant to the previsions of paragraph 3(b) of Article 22.

Renesas products don't contain PFOS. Additionally Renesas has completely eliminated the use of PFOS from all of our production processes.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants