Product Compliance

Western Digital is striving to eliminate the use of heavy metals and toxic substances. Our products comply with the applicable worldwide environmental regulations and requirements below.

The European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS, 2002/95/EU) was released in 2006. This environmental directive is designed to restrict the use of some heavy metals and halogenated flame retardants (PBBs and PBDEs) in electronic products. All Western Digital products sold in the EU after July 1, 2006 comply with the EU RoHS requirements.

The EU RoHS2 Recast Directive (2011/65/EU) was released in 2011. All of Western Digital’s products comply with the RoHS2 directive along with subsequent amendments.

Download EU RoHS CoC Letter
EU RoHS (2011/65/EU) Directive
China RoHS
Vietnam RoHS
Western Digital RoHS Certificates of Compliance

The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the handling of sensitive chemicals and the phase-in of alternatives for the most dangerous chemicals used within EU commerce. The European Chemicals Agency, (the EU agency responsible for implementing REACH), publishes the names of substances that are candidates for its Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list. As provided for by REACH, Western Digital reviews its products to determine if any Western Digital products contain more than 0.1% by weight per article of any substance on the SVHC candidate list.

SCIP Database
As part of the European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has built a database for storing safe-use information for substances of very high concern (SVHCs) present in articles placed on the market in the EU. It is referred to as the Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database.

The EU WFD and SCIP database add to existing reporting requirements managed under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. From 5 January 2021, suppliers of articles containing a SVHC on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight on the EU market need to submit that information via the new database to ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive.

We have undertaken a review of all our product components in order to assess the extent to which they contain the relevant concentration of SVHCs. Our EU established subsidiaries have submitted SCIP reports for affected products, which they sell in the EU market so that we are fully compliant with our reporting obligation. In order to equip our EU customers with the required information to submit SCIP reports, or provide information to our customer’s own EU customers to do the same, the relevant SVHC information for our products is available upon request.
SCIP Database Position Letter

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was created by the EU and is designed to minimize the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment into landfills. The WEEE Directive requires that a specific marking be included on certain end-user products to identify them as items covered by this legislation. Western Digital encourages users of its products to not disassemble products into components, and to dispose of products in accordance with local laws. Western Digital products include the WEEE symbol in support of this directive.

French Triman Logo
The French Circular Economy Law requires the Triman logo plus the accompanying sorting/recycling information to be provided with packaged products, including electrical and electronic equipment.Western Digital has implemented the Triman logo in its products, packaging, manuals and/or website, as and when applicable, and encourages users of its products to follow the sorting/recycling information provided on the label.
French Triman Logo Table


Product Safety
Western Digital considers product safety a top priority. Our products are designed and manufactured to comply with relevant directives, harmonized standards, laws and regulations. We are active in industry working groups and committees that are dedicated to developing new solutions and guidelines that will benefit retailers and consumers. In addition, we have invested resources and built robust programs to ensure products offered for sale are safe and compliant.

CE Compliance for Europe
Hereby, Western Digital declares compliance of this equipment to the applicable Council Directives of the European Union, including the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), and the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) as amended by Directive (EU) 2015/863. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available below under the WD EU DoC section.


WD PO Box 13379, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland


Western Digital (UK) Limited: PO Box 471, Leatherhead, KT22 2LU, UK

Note: This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
  • Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the device.

CAN ICES-003 (B) / NMB-003 (B) Statement
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 (B) du Canada. This device complies with Canadian ICES-003 (B).


Product Environmental Compliance Spec

Western Digital must ensure environmental compliance for all materials, parts, products and Product Protective Packaging and materials used during manufacturing of its products. This document describes Western Digital’s specifications for prohibiting, restricting, and reporting certain chemical compounds, materials, or substances in Western Digital’s products or manufacturing processes. This document describes Western Digital supplier’s requirements for compliance to Western Digital’s Product Environmental Compliance Engineering Specification.

All suppliers are required to provide all the following documents for every part supplied to Western Digital (including all indirect materials):

  1. Material declaration data sheet (MDDS) in Western Digital format
  2. Environmental Declaration of Conformity (EDoC) embedded in MDDS template
  3. Homogeneous material level lab test reports (ICP) are required for all the homogenous materials declared in the MDDS template