Corporate Social Responsibility

Oclaro's Focus Areas for Corporate Social Responsibility

Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment entered into force on 13th February 2003. This directive prohibits the use of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Hexavalent Chromium, PBB and PBDE. RoHS Directive is applicable throughout the EU from 1st July 2006.

Oclaro is fully committed to environment protection and sustainable development and has set in place a comprehensive program for removing polluting and hazardous substances from all of its products. RoHS compliance is an integral part of our environmental policies and procedures, and Oclaro has worked with each of our suppliers to ensure the RoHS compliance of all of our infeed components. The relevant evidence of RoHS compliance is held as part of our controlled documentation for each of our compliant products.

Oclaro recognizes two levels of conformance for its products:

  • RoHS 5/6 which utilizes the “lead in solder” Exemption 7(b)1, and is restricted to use in telecommunications infrastructure applications, see Important Note below
  • RoHS 6/6 which does not utilize the “lead in solder” Exemption 7(b) and is suitable for use in broader applications

Oclaro has been delivering RoHS compliant versions of its products to customers since April 2006.

Please refer to your Oclaro sales representative for detailed information on how to order the appropriate RoHS compliant product from Oclaro.

Certificates of Conformance to the RoHS Directive can be provided to customers for all compliant products on request.


1 Exemption 7(b): Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signalling, transmission, and network management for telecommunications

Important Note: EU Exemption 7(b) expired 22 July 2016, please be aware of compliance requirements for intended applicable country or region’s law.