Green Procurement

In an effort to embody our core corporation principles of “Realizing our Wishes for the Well-being of both Mankind and the Earth”, we have made integrating our business activities with global environmental preservation one of our highest operational priorities.

From this point of view, we have been proceeding with “Green Procurement” that aims to eliminate or reduce the use of hazardous substances and making efforts to reduce the environmental load generated from our manufacturing and other business activities. Also, from this standpoint, we preferentially purchase materials, parts, supplies, equipment and other resources, as well as services that have a lower impact on the environment.

To effectively promote the “Green Procurement” program, cooperation from suppliers is essential. Therefore, we intend to assess our suppliers with respect to their commitment to environmental issues, in accordance with our fundamental purchasing policy “Symbiosis and EQCD (Environment, Quality, Cost, and Delivery)”, and then develop strong partnerships with suppliers on the basis of the supply chain.

In recent years, the chemical substance regulation of each country including the EU was strengthened and enacted into law, and consequently survey chemical substance was reviewed to correspond to REACH and laws and regulations of each country besides WEEE and RoHS Directives.
The following materials are associated documents of our green procurement activity. Please download the documents from below in PDF file format.


 • Green Procurement Standards Rev.K

 • List of Banned and Controlled Substances

 • Detailed Substance Lists with CAS Numbers

 • RoHS Directive Exemptions

Various surveys (relating to the Green Procurement Standards)

We will announce the survey targets and content.
If there is a survey request from us, please download the required materials.


1. Content survey

We would like you to use the latest version of the survey tools provided by the Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium (JAMP) for the content survey of chemical substances included in shipped goods.
Please download and use the latest tools from the JAMP website below.

 •  chemSHERPA (Link to webpage for the JAMP survey tools)


2. Non-inclusion guarantees

There are guarantee forms for RoHS directives and for packaging waste directives. We fill in part numbers and product names and send them to our suppliers. Please have the responsible manager check the content, stamp or sign and return them to us.


For RoHS Directive (RoHS version : RoHS2.00*1)

For Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

  • *1 RoHS version : RoHS2.00
        This is our Reference Number used for Quality Control concerning RoHS Directive.
  •     RoHS 2.00 means to comply with Directive 2011/65/EU and Commission Del egated Directive (EU)2015/863.

Sample Analysis

We analyze samples with an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (EDX) and a pyrolysis-gas chromatograph mass spectrometer(Py-GC/MS) for screening. As sample variation, measurement error and variability exist, we cannot decide whether the sample Is RoHS compliant or not directly from data.
Therefore, control values are specified based on IEC 62321 Ed. 1.0:2008, Annex D, to determine 3 categories, RoHS compliance, non-compliance and the gray zone.


 • Control Values for the Substances Banned by RoHS

Declaration Concerning the RoHS Directive

All our products (except a few industrial monitoring and control instruments) which Shimadzu Corporation places on the EU market after 22nd July 2014 are compliant to the RoHS directive 2011/65/EU. We are happy to send a copy of declaration of conformity on your request.