Standards & Certifications

Environmental Standard Compliance

Western Reserve Controls is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of global environmental management responsibility. We embrace this as a core value and an integral part of all operations and seek continual improvement of our environmental management system and performance. Our dedication is demonstrated by our compliance certifications as they apply to the following below standards and directives.


RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) – EU Directive 2011/65/EU

Many products manufactured by WRC comply with the European RoHS standards. If a RoHS DoC for your product is not available below, contact WRC for further details.

1781 Quad Module Family – download pdf

WRC4 I/O Modules and Mounting Boards – download pdf

1781 and 1771 products – download pdf

W5-JEM1 Serial Device Gateway – download pdf


WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) 

WRC is fully committed to playing its part in the preservation of the environment, and embraces the WEEE Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU). Applicable products shipped by WRC are marked with the WEEE symbol (commonly known as the ‘Crossed-out Wheeled Bin’).

Current regulations do not require WRC to take back its products. However, if so desired, customers can contact WRC support to obtain an RMA number and information on how to ship products back to WRC for proper disposal. There is no charge for the disposal but the customer must pay for shipping.

WRC’s Statement with Regards to WEEE – download pdf


REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)

WRC hereby confirms that products produced in our Akron, Ohio manufacturing facility do not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as listed in Article 67 of EC No 1907/2006, of the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH). WRC’s Statement of Conformance containing the current 2020 SVHC list (209) may be downloaded by clicking the link below.

WRC REACH Statement – download pdf

Further information on REACH can be obtained at:


China RoHS –

Many products manufactured by WRC comply with the China RoHS II standards. If a China RoHS DoC for your product is not available below, contact WRC for further details.


California Proposition 65

WRC constantly evaluates all our products and will provided clear and reasonable warnings for products that can expose consumers to a listed chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. California Proposition 65 warnings will appear on the product/packaging itself, within the manuals, and/or on our Website and will generally look like the example below.

 WARNING: WRC products may expose you to chemicals including lead and lead components,which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

As the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals is updated, WRC will take into account these updates and modify the status of our products accordingly to meet any new requirements of California Proposition 65.

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WRC Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Statement

Although Western Reserve Controls, Inc. (WRC) is a privately held company and therefore not required under the law to report on conflict minerals, WRC is committed to high ethical standards and social responsibility and fully supports Congress’s efforts to eliminate the financing of extreme violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Although WRC does not purchase tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold directly, they may exist in the materials and components we buy. Therefore, in support of Congress’s goal, we are also working with our suppliers to responsibly purchase the materials and components we use in our products.

We expect the same supply chain transparency and practices from our suppliers. Our suppliers are expected to investigate the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals in the products they provide to us, to disclose their information on due diligence to us on request, and to purchase minerals from responsible sources that do not contribute to human rights abuses in the DRC region. We will work with our suppliers on a case by case basis to meet these goals.

WRC Conflict Minerals Statement – download here (pdf file)

For more information, please see our Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) available for download here (Excel file)